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What White Flowers Really Mean

Flowers are undoubtedly one of the best gifts one can give. They are suitable for any occasion or holiday and can be used for both men and women. When choosing a flower, however, you must be careful and take into consideration the type and the color of the flower. Thus, white flowers usually convey purity and innocence. Their meaning varies a lot and you should be familiar with it before choosing a white flower as a gift. The following lines will focus on their meaning exactly. So, here is some piece of information you might find useful.

What White Flowers Really Mean

Since white flowers are representative of the innocent they are perfect for weddings. What is more they white reflect the sunlight so it is the perfect choice to make this day the brightest one of your life. Furthermore, white is like grey and black that is to say it is a non-color. This definitely give advantage to white flowers because they will suit any occasion and color. Just be careful not to set them as the main color of your event. They will do much better work as a neat and simple background which will help for the contrast of colors.

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A curious fact is that white symbolizes different things in different cultures. For example, while in western cultures white flowers can match a wedding in eastern cultures white flowers are usually used at funerals and are related to mourning. The latter is probably because white can also be related to God and the heavenly so it is natural that it is used to send the soul to its new beginning.
On the other hand, white is in many cultures anxiousness because it is the color of hospitals, doctors, and dentists. So, a white flower in this case would hardly be the simple purity it mainly stands for.

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Basically, white as a color, along with the white flower, is wisdom, simplicity, purity, and innocence; everything which is sacred. It is no wonder this is the case since it all comes from nature. Most things which have the color of white in nature are things like snow, swan, clouds, and doves. All things that are pure and untouched by the hand of men; all things that are divine.

In accordance with the above-mentioned it should be said that in feng shui white flowers and white as a color are used a lot as they give a sense of peace and tranquility. White flowers are the most peaceful ones because white is the cleanest color. This is probably the reason why it is also used in people’s homes and especially for rooms like bathrooms and rooms for meditation where you can be left alone with yourself.

White flowers are by far the best choice for different occasions and for your garden you can make when it comes to flowers. You can never be wrong when choosing a white flower because its meaning is the simplest one, namely honesty. By giving someone a white flower you say that you are honest in your intentions of being friends with them. Symbolizing the new beginning it is just the right option for a wedding or to burry the axe with someone.

Learning the Zodiac

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and if you’re old enough, you likely remember learning the constellations using a little mnemonic that school teachers would require us to memorize. For learning classical history, it’s a must as many of the stories involving Greek and Roman gods require an understanding of the Zodiac.

A friend and I were sitting over coffee having the typical “old codger” discussions when something swung the conversation into the subject of the Zodiac. Perhaps someone had mentioned their horoscope. I don’t recall.

Zodiac Circle
Zodiac Circle

Regardless, either he or I began this mnemonic and the other joined in and we recited it together. If you’re old enough, you might recall it as well.

In January, a goat (Capricorn), drinking from a stream (Aquarius) said, “Look, a fish (Pisces).”

A ram (Aries), and a bull (Taurus), carrying the twins (Gemini) said “There’s also a crab (Cancer).”

A lion (Leo) roared in agreement, which startled the young maiden (Virgo) so that she dropped and smashed her scales (Libra).

“That’s no crab – it’s a scorpion (Scorpio),” said the archer (Sagittarius).

If you’re looking for something to teach the grandkids this holiday season, you might try this!

Let me know how it goes.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt


Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and this story was told to me by a friend and may or may not be true. Regardless, it’s quite amusing.

A couple had been arguing all night. These rows, while rare, happened and usually lasted two or three days. This time, however, the husband was worried as he had an early flight and usually relied on his wife to wake him as he often slept through the alarm clock’s buzz.

Getting ready for bed and not wanting to start another salvo, he decided to write her a note and place it on her pillow so she would know to wake him. “Please wake me at 5am as I have an important flight. Thank you.”

The next morning, he awoke and looked at the clock. It was after 8am. Fuming, he jumped out of bed and began forming the dressing-down he’d be giving his wife when he got downstairs.

Then he saw, on the night table next to the clock, a note:

“It is 5am. Time to wake up.”


Hmm, maybe if he’d left the note with a beautiful flower?

Until next time,

Ken Bolt