Flowers

Flowers With a History

Flowers With a History

Scientists say there are over 400,000 species of flowers that have been documented and are living in the 21st Century. But scientists have yet to answer basic questions about these marvels of beauty... What led to their amazing diversity? Are there flowers that have not changed much during the evolution of this planet?
The first plant fossils found were woody magnolia-like plants dating back 93 million years. Paleobotanists have more recently uncovered tiny herb-like flower fossils dating back 120 million years. Flowering plants, called angiosperms by scientists, were believed to be already diverse and found in most locations by the middle of the Cretaceous period… 146 million years ago. A myriad of images of preserved flowers and flower parts [in very fine detail] have been found in fossils located in Sweden, Portugal, England, and along the Eastern and Gulf coasts of the United States.
Source: Flower Month Club

  

Who can forget the ever-changing blooms

Growing Hydrangeas

Who can forget the ever-changing blooms of hydrangeas — changing blue in acidic soil, pink in that with more lime and reminiscent of those science class projects using litmus paper.
And then of course the white hydrangeas, with blooms resembling large snowballs that as children would often amaze us.
As adults, they still do, which is why growing hydrangeas is so much fun.
They’re not only easy to grow but are also quite hardy and resistant to most pests and diseases, making it even easier to care for hydrangeas.
And with numerous varieties to choose from, you’re certain to find one that’s right for you.
Source: Gardening

Scientists say there are over 270,000 species

Flowers With a History

Scientists say there are over 270,000 species of flowers that have been documented and are living in the 21st Century.
But scientists have yet to answer basic questions about these marvels of beauty… What led to their amazing diversity?
Are there flowers that have not changed much during the evolution of this planet?
Flowers with a History

Flower Meaning

What Does the Hydrangea Flower Mean?

The vigorously growing Hydrangea shrub symbolizes diverse meanings including:
  • Heartfelt and honest emotions of any kind
  • Gratitude and thanksgiving to someone else
  • Developing a deeper understanding between two people
  • Heartlessness and acting without thinking about the feelings of another
  • Frigidity and disinterest in a romantic proposal
  • Boasting and bragging about false accomplishments
  • Abundance and prosperity
  • Grace and beauty, sometimes taken to an extreme of vanity and narcissism
  • the 4th wedding anniversary for a couple
With such mixed meanings behind one flower, it is important to pair Hydrangeas with other flowers to make sure you get the right meaning across.
Source: Flower Meaning