It’s almost International Women’s Day, which is the perfect time to mark the strength of women. In order to celebrate the fact that they are both tough and tender, place this bouquet on the table: packed with flowers that symbolise strength, adventure, freedom, individuality or even the Virgin Mary. That’s a true celebration of women.
It’s about so much more than beauty
The amaryllis symbolises dazzling beauty, but is also used to represent the value that surpasses beauty. And really what actually is beauty? It differs between cultures, or possibly even between people. But this flower in your bouquet is certainly beautiful.
A flower packed with excitement and adventure
You can’t ignore that with the bird of paradise. But this flower also radiates grandeur, freedom and individuality. It also symbolises everything exciting, the things that give you butterflies in your tummy. So the bird of paradise is a real flower for those who don't stick to the straight and narrow.
A nod to innocence
The Easter lily looks like Julie Andrews could sing a song about it in The Sound of Music at any moment: the flower is so innocent, pure and white. But don’t be misled: it’s not just about innocence. The Easter lily also symbolises bliss and glory. And the white in the flower can be a nice nod to the Suffragettes, the women’s movement in the early 20th century who always dressed neatly in white for their demonstrations.
Bursting with eloquence
You can do a lot with words. Language contains a lot of subtlety, and if you use words in the right way they can help you see the world in a different way. If there’s one flower that symbolises the power of words it’s the iris. It represents eloquence, wisdom, passion and hope.
The white Holy Virgin
If you look at the shape of the lily, it’s the embodiment of pure femininity. The shape of the leaves, the shape of the flower: if you narrow your eyes its as if you’re looking at female curves, but in miniature. So it’s no surprise that the white lily has been given the nickname Madonna lily in the Christian world, and that Greek and Roman brides wore a crown of lilies in the hope of being blessed with a pure and fruitful life.