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MEANINGS OF THE MOST POPULAR FLOWERS
Aug 02, 2021

MEANINGS OF THE MOST POPULAR FLOWERS

Flowers are one of the many ways to bring joy and meaning to those you care about. And while you're thinking about it, did you know that different flowers represent different sentiments and meanings, which is why they're given for different occasions?

Check out our quick guide to the symbolic meanings of some of our most popular flowers to make sure you don't send any mixed messages.

Red Roses

 

 

The red rose is the traditional love symbol. The red rose has long been associated with love and romance, making it the ideal flower gift for Valentine's Day. It is important to note that not all red roses are created equal. The deeper the color of the red of the flower, the deeper the giver's love is said to be expressed.

White Lilies

 

 

One of the most popular lilies is white lilies. They're usually associated with new beginnings and purity. Because white is a significant symbol for marriage, white lilies are commonly used at weddings. Separately, lilies are commonly sent as sympathy flowers to bereaved families as a symbol of strength and support.

Orchid 

 

 

Orchids are currently one of the most popular flowers to give as a gift. The orchid symbolizes love, strength, luxury, and beauty due to its delicate, graceful nature. Orchids can be given to friends and family for a variety of occasions, including weddings, anniversaries, and housewarmings. They are simple to maintain and care for, making them an excellent choice for anyone.

White Roses

 

 

The white rose is thought to represent purity and grace. They are popular wedding flowers because they symbolize new love and eternal loyalty. Today, the white rose is also associated with new beginnings, making them ideal funeral flowers.

Pink Lilies

 

 

Pink has long been associated with femininity, love, and admiration. Pink lilies are typically given to female friends and family members as a gift. Pink lilies are now commonly given to show support for someone who is going through a difficult time.

Yellow Roses

 

 

Yellow roses are associated with warmth and happiness. Their bright, sunny color can instantly put a smile on your loved one's face. Surprisingly, the yellow rose was once associated with jealousy, but today it is the perfect flower to brighten the day of a friend or family member.

 

Pink Roses

 

 

 Pink roses represent admiration and gratitude. They make an excellent flower gift for those you care about the most, such as friends or siblings. Pink roses can also represent femininity and elegance, making them ideal for events such as engagement parties and baby girl showers.

Gerbera

 

 

The gerbera flower represents purity, innocence, and beauty. These flowers are vibrant and colorful, bringing energy and happiness to those who receive them. Gerberas are wonderful flower gifts to give to lift someone's spirits and give hope to those who are going through a difficult time or simply having a bad day.

If you want to send flowers as a gift to a friend or family member, order them from Sophy Crown Flowers. Our beautiful selection of fresh flowers has something for everyone and every budget. Please share your floral gifts with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Some Types of Flowers to Apologize
Jul 31, 2021

Some Types of Flowers to Apologize

You've come here because you need to apologize and need something extra to help show you're sorry to someone you care about. Simply saying "I'm sorry" isn't always enough, but saying "I'm sorry" with flowers can make a huge difference and help you win their hearts back.

Apologizing with a cheerful bouquet not only expresses how sorry you are, but also demonstrates how much you care and want to make amends. Whether you forgot to wish a friend a "Happy Birthday" or made an unintentional blunder, no mistake is too big or too small to be fixed by a heartfelt apology.

If you've decided to say sorry with flowers, make sure you're saying it correctly with the flowers you send.

Roses

 

 

Have you ever had a tense argument with a sibling or a friend? Roses, as we all know, are a symbol of love and affection that can be used in a variety of ways, as different roses have different meanings. Saying sorry with roses gives your apology extra oomph and shows the recipient how sincere and sorry you are for the misunderstanding and miscommunication. Pink roses are a beautiful way to express your desire to put the past behind you and move forward. Yellow or orange roses are a great choice for friends because they represent friendship and innocence.

Orchids

When you can't express a genuine apology with words alone, sending orchids is a great idea. It conveys all the right emotions and shows them how sorry you are. To be honest, the gesture does half the work; say less and mean more. Orchids are beautiful, exotic blooms that are often used to express meaningful emotions like strength, sincerity, virility, and rarity, much like the relationship you have with those you care about. They undeniably have the ability to help people express complex emotions in the simplest way possible. You're one step closer to forgiveness if you surprise them with a delivery of beautiful fresh tulips.

Lilies

 

 

It's a big deal if you forget your anniversary with your partner! Unfortunately, simply apologizing will not suffice. Lilies are exquisite, fragile, and delicate blooms that, like a relationship, require care and attention. They symbolize renewal and devotion, and there's no better way to get back on track than with a floral arrangement from our Lilies collection of bright and lovely floral gifts.

Choose any of our graceful lily bouquets to express an apology sweetly and with love, emotion, and consider forgiveness well on the way when words fail.

Tulips

Tulips are said to be the perfect flower to start over fresh, especially white or cream-colored tulips. Tulips are considered happy flowers that can easily make someone feel elated and forgiving. They come in all shades and hues of the rainbow, and they are considered happy flowers that can easily make someone feel elated and forgiving. They are frequently associated with forgiveness, purity, and new beginnings, making them an ideal choice for expressing your regret. Send a bouquet of tulips the next time you've stood a date up, said something hurtful, or are trying to make up for a bad fight. Tulips for forgiveness are always appreciated, regardless of the situation.

Carnations

 

 

Flowers are something that everyone enjoys, and when they are accompanied by an apology, they become even more heartfelt. If you need to make amends for canceling plans with a friend, missing a significant date, or forgetting to send your mother a token of love on her birthday, carnations are the flower to send. Carnations typically indicate that you will never forget the recipient in flower lingo. Carnations in pink or white are ideal for expressing regret, especially in a stylish arrangement like Peach Blossom or a classic Pretty Posy. Hopefully sending a bouquet on such an occasion will serve as a reminder you never to forget to send them flowers on the days that matter most.

 

 

Whatever happens, make an effort to correct it; our flower collection is an excellent first step toward forgiveness, demonstrating that you care about making amends. Combine chocolate and wine with any of our white tenderness bouquets.

Show us your apologies on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #Sophycrownflowers

The History and Symbolism of Roses
Jul 27, 2021

The History and Symbolism of Roses

The beloved rose has a more intimate relationship with the human race than any other of the world's beautiful blooms. Roses are among the earliest flowers to bloom on Earth, according to archeological evidence, having first appeared in Asia before spreading wild across the Northern Hemisphere.

Roses are 35 million years old, according to fossil evidence. Roses were first cultivated in gardens around 5,000 years ago, most likely in China. According to Chinese philosopher Confucius, hundreds of books about the flower were kept in the emperor's library by 500 B.C. Imperial adoration for the flower grew steadily, eventually approaching dangerous proportions. The blooms overtook so much of the nation's arable land (as well as its water supply) due to the Han dynasty emperors' rose breeding habits that the country began to experience food shortages.

 

 

During the Roman era, roses were also widely grown in the Middle East. Cleopatra was a known rose lover who used them in her attempt to romance Roman general Mark Antony (successfully, we might add). All fountains surrounding Cleopatra's palace were to be fully refreshed with rose water before Antony's visits, and the queen's personal chambers were to be filled ankle deep with rose petals.

A young playwright named William Shakespeare wrote the line "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" over a millennium later. The line is spoken by Juliet in Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet to remind Romeo that despite being members of opposing houses of rule, their love remains genuine and true. President Ronald Reagan named the rose the national floral emblem of the United States during a press conference in — where else? — the White House Rose Garden, almost exactly 500 years after Henry VII declared roses to be England's national flower.

 A assortment of roses and their symbolic meanings

It's no surprise, then, that the rose has over 150 species, including climbers, groundcovers, shrubby plants, and thousands of hybrids in a variety of shades and shapes, thanks to its long and illustrious history. The rose family is a large plant family with approximately 3,000 member.

When admiring the similar round, rose-shaped blooms of many fruit trees or berry vines, you can see the resemblance.

With so many roses to choose from, flower gifting has developed its own "language," with the sender supposedly communicating specific messages based on the color and number of blooms in the arrangement. Yellow roses represent friendship and red roses represent romantic love. Roses symbolize innocence and purity in white, passion and enthusiasm in orange, and admiration, thanks, and joy in pink.

The blue rose is a one-of-a-kind rose that does not exist in nature due to genetic limitations. The development of a dyed and cultivated variety with a blue-to-violet pigmentation was prompted by requests for blue roses.” Blue roses are said to represent mystery and accomplishing the impossible.

Roses that are priceless all over the world

Roses are generally a low-cost flower that can be used to craft a heartfelt message for a loved one in the United States, but some are not meant to be purchased. The Juliet rose, a pale, peach-colored garden rose first displayed at the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show and grown after a laborious 15-year cultivation period, is an example of this. This $15.8 million bloom is destined to stay in its planter for the rest of its life.

The “Thousand-year Rose,” which according to the Australian newspaper The Maitland Mercury is the single oldest-living rose bush known to man, may be the most valuable rose on the planet. The plant snakes nearly all the way up the 70-foot high and 30-foot wide outer wall of a cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany, as a Rosa canine variety, also known as a wild dog rose.

 

 

Humans have admired the rose for much more than just its beauty and scent throughout history. In fact, the Rosa gallica officinalis, or "Apothecary's Rose," is the oldest variety of rose and is used by herbalists to make elixirs, as its name suggests. Roses are still used for oils, perfumes, and medicinal purposes today. Rose hips are a good source of vitamin C and can be used in herbal teas. Rose water is often used in jellies or Asian foods.

Roses are thought to represent spiritual wellness in some religious circles, as the result of God's work in people's lives. Regardless of one's personal beliefs, Sophy Crown Flowers reminds us that this National Rose Month, we should all "stop and smell the roses" — that is, slow down and appreciate the beauty of life.

How to Decorate Your Home with Flowers
Jul 23, 2021

How to Decorate Your Home with Flowers

It is more important than ever to have a peaceful home environment. Adding floral decorative touches to your space can add a little brightness to your space and help turn your home into a place of tranquility, especially when we are isolated and working from home.

 



A simple bouquet of fresh flowers is always a good idea, but there is so much more you can do. There are numerous floral décor ideas available, allowing you to incorporate beautiful flowers almost anywhere in your home. Continue reading for some of our favorite floral decor ideas that we can't wait to try in our own homes.

Floral Initials

Incorporate flowers into a monogram for your bedroom to add some personality. You could, for example, stencil your family name on a slab of wood or a board and decorate it with a variety of silk flowers. This decoration idea would also make an excellent gift!

Floral Chandelier

Floral decorations that are creative can be incorporated into any space in your home, and they do not have to be time-consuming, complicated, or expensive. Floral chandeliers may appear difficult, but they are quite the opposite. Avoiding traditional metallic chandeliers in favor of an innovative floral chandelier as part of your home décor will make all the difference. Hanging a rustic floral ceiling mount is a simple way to incorporate flowers into your decor while still creating an eye-catching effect. Flowers can be mixed and matched to match your home decor.

Floral Strings Guided Wall Art

 

 

Instead of the traditional hanging string lights, use floral strings and whimsical garlands, or repurpose your existing string lights with flowers throughout. String can be used to easily tie an assortment of vibrant real or faux flowers. They are one of the best floral decor ideas when you want to go for something beautiful, eye-catching, and not too difficult to put together.

Flower Shelves

 

 

We're all excited about the prospect of more space for our green friends. What do you think of the idea of a creative greenery accent wall? These wall mount shelves can be used to display real or fake plants and flowers almost anywhere. Making wooden boxes or rustic wall mounts into hanging shelves isn't as difficult as it sounds. This do-it-yourself project requires few materials and will create a lovely focal point for any space, indoors or out.

Dried & Pressed Flower Frames

If the idea of drying and pressing flowers appeals to you, this is the recipe for you! Keep the delicate beauty of your favorite blooms all year by pressing them and creating a DIY botanical artwork that can be displayed in a frame. These framed botanicas can be as ornate or as simple as you like. The beauty of DIY wall art is that you can choose the flowers, colors, and quantity that best suit your personal style. Calendula, Dahlias, French Marigolds, and Japanese Anemone are examples of heirloom flowers that press well.

A Few Advantages of Having Flowers in Your Home
Jul 19, 2021

A Few Advantages of Having Flowers in Your Home

We're all spending more time at home these days, so why not make it more beautiful by bringing nature inside? Adding flowers to your home décor is a great way to liven up any space, and there are numerous advantages to bringing beautiful blooms indoors.

Sophy Crown Flowers understands firsthand the advantages that bouquets and potted plants can have in your home. Here's why she thinks it's a good idea to decorate your home with flowers.

Cultivate certain moods 

Your home sets the tone for your day and can have an impact on your happiness and outlook on life. You can control your mood by surrounding yourself with flowers that cultivate the mindset you desire.

 



“When I see a bouquet with a softer palette, it makes me feel calm and serene, so it lowers my stress level,” says Sophy Crown. “I prefer soft pastels because they are relaxing to me. I also like white flowers because they have a calming effect and create a peaceful environment. Bright colors are energizing and can really boost your energy, making you feel exhilarated and happy.”

Depending on the room, you can change the color of your floral arrangement — soft neutrals for a relaxing bedroom, or bright accent colors in the dining room to encourage lively conversation.

Flowers are natural conversation starters 

Choosing floral arrangements that reflect your personality allows you to stand out while also serving as a natural conversation starter in your home décor.

“I am a big fan of cymbidium orchids because of their shape, beauty, and color, as well as their longevity,” Sophy Crown says. “They are a statement flower that stands out from the crowd, elegant and statuesque to the point where even a single stem is a talking point.

Add a sense of intentionality to your space

 

 

A bouquet of fresh flowers completes any room and can even make the space feel staged for a showing. Choose your indoor flowers with care to achieve the desired aesthetic. Sophy Crown, for example, adores peonies' soft petals and almost translucent colors for their ability to calm down a busy décor space and tie competing elements together.

You’ll feel more in touch with nature 

There are numerous advantages to bringing a sense of the outdoors into your home. People are more inspired than ever before by nature and how flowers and plants can bring them closer to nature, enhance their environment, and create natural ambiance.

Bring large potted plants into your living room or use hanging baskets to hide a window. You'll benefit from the fresh, filtered air they produce, as well as the mental health advantages of being outside.

Keeping large plants in your home, on the other hand, can give the impression of more space. A natural environment in your home can make you feel like you have more space and are a part of nature, which is very enlightening.

Elevate your mood 

When you're surrounded by beauty, it's difficult to have a bad day. Flowers have been shown in studies to improve our mental health by eliciting happy emotions and even positive social behaviors.
For example, one Harvard study discovered that even one week of decorating with a fresh bouquet made participants feel more compassion for others, experience less worry and anxiety, and develop fewer feelings of depression. Best of all, these effects lasted for them while they were at work, even when there were no flowers in the office.

Positively influence your sense of smell 

Scents are a multibillion-dollar industry. Who doesn't enjoy lighting candles and diffusing essential oils from time to time? However, if you want to enjoy fresh floral scents in their purest form, nothing beats flower bouquets in your home.

Flowers have a distinct and wholesome scent that can be both uplifting and pleasurable. Every flower has a natural scent, but some have a more provocative scent that is truly unforgettable. Because your sense of smell is linked to memory, if you smell a specific flower while you're relaxed, you may feel the same relaxation and calm when you recall that scent.

Sophy Crown Flowers recommends a bouquet of lilies, roses, hyacinth, garden roses, peony, oriental lilies, freesia, lily of the valley, gardenia, or honeysuckle for their fragrance potential.

Get the satisfaction of caretaking 

When your world shrinks down to the size of your home, caring for plants within it provides a lot of satisfaction. Pruning, watering, and fertilizing potted plants gives you something to concentrate on every day. As Sophy Crown points out, having a room full of healthy plants that are only there because of you is rewarding.

Add a pop of color 

 

 Flowers are a great way to change things up if you've been wearing the same outfit for too long. You can add a pop of color to neutral spaces like bathrooms with a bold-hued bouquet, and you can change the color scheme every week.

Bring flowers into your home for beauty and a better mood 

 

 

Bringing flowers into your home, no matter what your goals are, will provide you with a plethora of health and happiness benefits. Consider incorporating some into your home today, and your living space will benefit as a result.

For versatility, mood-lifting potential, and the ability to make a big impact with a small investment, this all-natural décor is hard to beat.

Flowers against loneliness

Flowers against loneliness

Many of us could have felt more alone in 2021 than at any other time of our lives.

We had to learn to enjoy our own company or the company of another via a mirror when the pandemic cut us off from our loved ones.

So, what can we do with it? Ok, there's no magic wand, but we think flowers are still a good way to let your friends or relatives know you're thinking about them – and that you're in the same boat.

Flowers to combat loneliness

Flowers draw people closer and can be used to deliver a greeting without having to say something. Every flower has a unique significance and can speak for itself.

It's much cooler when the gorgeous bouquet arrives as a surprise on their doorstep, ready to wow them the moment they walk in the gates. In these weird days, it's a way of reaching out that isn't through a phone to give some affection.

Here are only a few of the best flowers to combat depression, if you want to cheer someone up, bring a splash of color to their day, or say "I love you" if you can't visit.

Roses

 

Is there ever a wrong time to send a rose bouquet? No, we don't believe so. Plus, depending on the color and number of flowers you give, this ever-popular bloom can have a variety of meanings.

Give a bouquet of pink roses to reassure a friend that they are not alone. Pink roses are thought to reflect joy and appreciation. Choose only three pink roses – maybe with some greenery and gypsophila thrown in for good measure – and you're simply expressing your love for them.

Hyacinth

 

If you're feeling guilty about not communicating as much as you'd like – don't be too harsh on yourself; we're all going through the same thing! – Instead of sending a bouquet, consider sending a blue hyacinth plant. These bell-shaped blooms are said to symbolize forgiveness and are an excellent way to express regret while also showing that you care.

Hyacinths, on the other hand, only bloom in the spring, so don't wait; substitute white tulips and you'll send the same message: "I'm sorry I haven't been around lately, but I'm here for you."

Sunflowers

 

Send a bouquet of these seasonal blooms their way to brighten their day. Those classic yellow petals and fuzzy faces – which are actually made up of hundreds of smaller sunflowers! – will immediately brighten their day and let them know you care.

Send a nice note along with the bouquet to let them know you're there for them if they need anything.

Daffodils

 

 

With a cheerful bunch of daffodils delivered right to their house, add a ray of sunshine to the cold days of early spring.

These bright blooms are best sent in a larger posy and are said to symbolize fresh beginnings, making them perfect for a new or soon-to-be mother.

Let them know you're not leaving and that you're available on the other end of the phone if they have any questions.

Other ways to deal with isolation

We also have different ways of dealing with feelings of isolation. Here are some strategies to consider if you're feeling isolated:

 Reach out -A acquaintance, a family member, or a coworker. To start a conversation, reach out to someone and ask how they are or what they have been up to. It could be an email, a phone call, or simply commenting on their most recent Instagram post. Alternatively, plan a socially distant walk together where you can catch up in person.

Talk to someone you've not spoken to for a while -That old colleague, a high school acquaintance, the girl you met at the gym who asked for advice on how to use the weight machine... If things have gotten a little stale, text them and start talking again. They'll be grateful that you reached out, and you'll feel less alone as a result.

Try to plan in something social - We know we're sick of chatting with screens, but scheduling anything social, whether it's a Zoom call or a FaceTime catch-up, gives us something to anticipate. It's like going on a date with our mates, except we don't have to leave our computers. A win-win situation! Organize a flower arrangement session with your friends by clicking on the joy that flowers offer us.

Interact with your housemates-Do you live in a flat share but just say hello to the other professionals in the building? It's time to face your fears and start talking to the people you live with. Get to know each other better by chatting in the kitchen, organizing a walk together, or planning a house dinner. In the room next door, you could find a new best friend.

Get out of the house-We know it's easier said than done (especially right now), but going for a walk around the block and greeting people who pass by, or going to the store or your local cafe and striking up a conversation with the people who work there, can help.

 

Of course, it's important that we follow guidelines and preserve social distance at this point, however many of these can be enjoyed over a video call or from two meters away outside.