No roses would please me! Most of you know that sunflower is my favourite flower (tulips are straight after that 😀 and then I obviously love a bouquet of wild flowers, that’s just the cutest thing evaaa that’s probably what will be at my future wedding lol ). And to make you girlies a little jealous Roland gives me flowers every Friday (well not every Friday as he forgets from now and then 😀 but he’s trying his best). And even tho I expect the flowers to come through my door every Friday I think it’s still so cute and thoughtful, every woman should be getting flowers from her man!
Here are some sunflower facts:
- The Sunflower is native to North America, but it has spread across the world through export.
- Native Americans planted wild varieties as a source of food, but modern breeding has emphasized petal size and count over seed production in many varieties.
- The Sunflower can range in height from six inches to over 12 feet tall, depending on the variety, how crazy!
“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”
Does sunflower has any meaning?
Yes, it has developed quite a few meanings across the world as it spread in the modern age, but many cultures share similar views of the flower thanks to its physical characteristics. Here are some of the most common meanings:
- Long life, mainly since most varieties stand in full bloom for months on end during the hottest days of summer
- Feelings of adoration, admiration, and platonic love towards a person, such as a family member or friend
- Loyalty and strong bonds between two people, as represented by the strong and upright stem
- Seeking out positivity and strength, as the bloom turns to face the sun
- Nourishing yourself and others, since the sunflower produces an abundance of edible seeds
- Brightening your mood, through the vibrancy of the yellow or orange petals
- Good luck and lasting happiness, especially in the Chinese culture (source: http://www.flowermeaning.com/sunflower-meaning/)
Some symbolic meanings are focus, good luck, faith, magic, healing, nourishment, flexibility or spiritual knowing.These pictures were taken in August ’17 in Slovakia by Roland <3 .