When we are sad, cheerful or proud, there's a flower to match our mood, lifting our spirits and consoling us in turn. Floriography, or the language of flowers, matches each stem with an emotion, so we can use them to describe how we feel.
These four flowers convey joy, love, rebirth, pride and sorrow. You no longer have to worry about putting your feelings into words — a gift of a bunch of these stems says everything for you.
1. Bouvardia for enthusiasm
For friends who are always in high spirits, bouvardia is the perfect gift. The pointed flowers look like small trumpets, which announce their presence joyfully to the world. Give a bunch of bouvardia to a friend, to congratulate them on a job change and convey your enthusiasm for their new direction.
2. Dahlia for love
Love has many interpretations in the world of flowers. Peonies and roses are the undisputed kings of love and romance. The dahlia is special, however, as it symbolises "yours forever". It's a special moment when you give away your heart forever. Celebrate with a large bouquet of dahlias.
3. Tuberose for rebirth
If the winds of change blowing through your life, tuberose will fly alongside you. This scented flower blossoms at night and fills your home with fresh perfume. Each morning starts afresh when you wake up bathed in their wonderful fragrance.
4. Narcissus for pride
From the mountains you have moved to the fears you have overcome and the people you have made laugh, you should take pride in your achievements. Treat yourself to a bouquet of bright narcissus and let their bright colours lift your spirits.
5. Lily for sorrow
In times of sadness or loss it's not always easy to speak about things. When words fail, the lily can help you to communicate your emotion instead. The serene appearance of this powerful flower will bring peace and calm to your home, giving you the space to grieve or mourn.