We have seen the flowers of many kinds and to many colors. In India we see the flowers like lily, lotus, rose, marigold, jasmine and Champlain. Daffodils are common in the European countries. Every fruit or seed is preceded by a kind of flower. The mono blossoms in India are seen in summer. The mustard flowers are yellow and beautiful in winter. The violets grow on the moss.
Flowers are really very soft and beautiful. They appear in thousands of colors and of mixed colors. They look very beautiful and attract our sights. There are many people who are lovers of flowers and have raised gardens of flowers. The poets sings the praise of these flowers. People compare the beautiful faces and palms with flowers. Hence, flowers are really beautiful.
Flowers are very useful too. They beautiful our garden, our courtyard and the front and back of our houses. They beautify the sides of our houses. Bees collect honey from the flowers and store it in their hives. We get this honey from the bee-hives. We make garlands of flowers for the deities and from our honorable guests. We offer flowers to our deities. We put flowers on the flower-vase to beautiful the table in the meetings. Scents are drawn from flowers and are sold for thousands of rupees. A flower or a flower-garden gives us sweet smell. Poets write about the flowers and enrich our literature.
If we smell a flower we, of course, get sweet smell, but there are some worms that get into our nostrils and do harm to us. So, we should not hold a flower very close to our nose.
Flowers are very beautiful objects. They give much pleasure to our mind. We should enjoy them from a distance as they dance upon the creepers.
The practise of giving flowers as gifts has a long established history. Offering floral gifts has come to be associated with a wide range of messages –they are traditionally given as tokens of love in romantic relationships, particularly as Valentines flowers, as Mothers Day flowers for Mothering Sunday, to friends and family when they are taken ill, as floral tributes to mark the passing of a loved one, and for many other reasons besides.
Nearly every country has some form of floral gifting in its culture, and not unlike most traditions, the beginning of floral gifts was quite different from what we see today.
In prehistoric times, different herbal and medicinal properties were often attributed to various types of flowers. As well as this, they had emotional implications too, even for our ancestors. Remnants of petals have been discovered in several grave sites by archaeologists, which suggests that offering floral tributes to the dead is a one of the oldest living traditions there is.
Several thousands of years after this, there is evidence of floral gifting seen in Chinese writings and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, as well as in Roman and Greek mythology, and by the Middle Ages, floral gifts provided lovers with a medium of showing affection towards one another in public when strict guidelines were in place which meant even holding hands could be reported to the church. Certain blooms had different meanings attached to them, meaning that couples could exchange romantic messages in coding. In a sense then, these were the first examples of anything similar to the Valentines flowers given today.