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Top Flowers to be Consider Instead of Roses on Your Next Anniversary

by aiowedding on May 6, 2014

When your wedding anniversary is on the horizon, you probably plan about the day to make it a special one. How to make it special with something extraordinary may be related to the dinner party or lunch. What gift to offer your spouse is the main thing to think about?

Flower Wedding Bouquet

Ditch the Common Rises

The most favorite of couples is to offer red roses on almost all occasions. Roses are common among all flowers for loved ones. However, repetition may make it boring or may be your spouse may feel that you are not imaginative. There are a lot of other options available too. If not physically available, a variety of flowers can also be found and ordered online to be delivered right at your doorstep. You just need to choose what flowers you will be giving.

Besides a long list of gifts that can be given, roses have a special significance on anniversaries. Some useful facts about flowers is listed below and it will be a good insight and useful to know these details. Next time when you are talking to someone, you could talk about these details and impress the other person.

Jack In the Pulpit – Flower for the 7th Wedding Anniversary

This flower has a vivid shade of green with dark markings and is a highly unusual variety. It is also called the Indian turnip many times and is famous for the 7th wedding anniversary owing to the myths and legends it carries. On your 7th Anniversary, don’t forget to send flowers of this variety to your spouse.

Calla Lily

Calla Lily – Flower for the 6th Wedding Anniversary

It is a very beautiful flower and emits vibrant colors. It can easily light up the house when placed in any corner. It is the symbol of eternity and femininity with a lot of purity. The shape that it has is that of a trumpet and the white blooms make it ideal for being gifted on the 6th wedding anniversary. The purity and innocence is also reflected in the color that the flower has, which is white.

clematis bouquet

Clematis – Flower for the 8th Wedding Anniversary

This star shaped whitish flower known as clematis is derived from the Greek word ‘klema’, which means vine branch or could be wine like. The Romans and Germans were also aware of the Clematis, but viewed it with a lot of contradiction. The ancient Romans felt that the flower covering the outer walls of the house gave protection from thunderstorms, whereas the Germans thought that the flower would attract lightening. Both views were contradictory to each other.

The main ingredient of a successful marriage is love and care. Life keeps throwing surprises at each individual and these pure flowers seem to be the optimum gift on the 8th Wedding Anniversary. So, send flowers on your anniversary to impress your counterpart.

Poppy wedding bouquet

Poppy – Flower for the 9th Wedding Anniversary

Romans introduced Poppy in England. The flower is found in White, Yellow and Orange shades. Many historians have discovered Egyptian tombs having these flowers, which mean that these flowers are around 3000 years old. It is believed that these flowers possess supernatural powers and were used for witchcraft and healing love wounds. The flower symbolizes fertility, health, and strength in general. There is, however, a touching story about how the flower came into being. At the time of Napoleonic wars, the battle scarred fields in Flanders were filled overnight with poppies. This even was rather mysterious and it is believed that the red color came from the blood in the soil in which the flowers grew.

Author Bio

Hannah is a journalist who travels a lot. She likes to visit places rich in flora and fauna. Natural beauty excites her and she often blogs about this. She has spent a lot of time reading about flowers.

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