Generations of Memories
Heart of the Blue Ridge
By Susan M. Thigpen © 1995
Issue: Winter, 1995
In days gone by, when a boy gave flowers to a girl, it meant something. Different flowers had different meanings attached to them and relayed a secret message beyond their pretty and sweet smelling appearance. I ran across a list of ten different flowers with their meanings and thought you might like to know what grandma knew.
White Clover - Think of me.
Sweet Pea - Depart or I leave you.
White Hyacinth - Your beauty is recognized.
Ivy - I cling to you.
White Rose - I will be worthy of you.
Peach Blossom - I am captivated by you.
Four-leaf Clover - Be mine.
Goldenrod - Be on your guard
Fern - You fascinate me.
Geranium - I wish to console you.