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Lavender Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Lavender is highly regarded both for its beautiful scent, healing properties and culinary benefits. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find such a great herb which attracts a plethora of pollinators, benefits you, your home, your food, and your garden. Lavender produces fantastic purple (and sometimes white or pink!) blooms along stems with soft, thick and fragrant leaves.  The fragrance … Read More

Lilac Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Lilac flowers are admired across the world for their instantly recognizable and intoxicating scent, as well as the myriad of tiny blooms this plant produces in clusters. Lilacs are part of the Oleaceae genus, which is the olive family.  The plant itself has naturalized all over the world, but it has the benefit of not being invasive or detrimental to … Read More

100 Different Types Of Lilies: Plants and Flowers

It can be confusing to know what is technically a true lily, and what isn’t. Other species of flower are often referred to as a lily by their common name, but they have no relationship to plants which are from the Lilium family. Peace lilies, daylilies, and water lilies are just a few of these. True lilies are flowering plants … Read More

Lily Flowers: Different Color Meaning and Symbolism

While we don’t know for sure exactly when the lily was discovered, the earliest dated depiction of a lily comes from Amnisos in Crete, stretching back to 1580 B.C. The lily was believed to be sacred to the Minoans, and the flowers appear all over surviving works of art.  There are many varieties of lilies, from wild lilies to ones … Read More

Lily of the Valley Flower Meaning and Symbolism

The birth flower of May, the lily of the valley, features one of the most recognizable scents around.  For such tiny flowers, you’ll be surprised at how strongly they smell, and how far the scent carries, especially among a whole carpet of woodland blooms.  The lily of the valley has symbolism tied to traditionally feminine values, such as sweetness, chastity, … Read More