Summer is a colorful and joyful season, just like its wonderful typical flowers. Gardens, flowerbeds and balconies in Italy are all full of beautiful sunny shades and happiness at this time of the year.
If you live abroad, far from home, and you miss this colourful world, you can order a bouquet of stunning summery flowers on Italian Flora. Their worldwide delivery service is also useful to send flowers to Italy, to your family and friends. Sometimes keeping in touch with everybody is difficult if you live in another country, but gifting flowers is always a good idea to say something that words cannot convey. Pick up your smartphone and just place an order;Italian Flora will take care of everything for you.
When gifting a bouqeut to somebody, it is also important to choose accordingly to the season! So let’s see the most representative bloomings during summer and all their interesting meanings.
Yellow, orange, red and pink are the most typical colours of summer, as bright and warm as the season in which they bloom. Thinking of this, the most typical summer plants are sunflowers, lavender, geranium, oleander and hibiscus. Let’s see what they mean and why you should gift someone these wonderful flowers.
The sunflower carries its meaning in its name, and it comes directly from an Ancient Greek myth. It has beena symbol of a deep, passional and everlasting love for a long time. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the nymph Clizia, daughter of Ocean, fell in love with Apollo. Unfortunately, he was in love with a princess,and Clizia, mauled by jealousy, turned to her father. To help his daughter, Ocean buried the princess alive, but Clizia kept on crying for the rest of her life while watching the chariot of the Sun rode by her beloved. Keeping following Apollo in the sky, she eventually turn into a sunflower.
According to the legend, this flower could represent both a love that never last and an obsession, even if many people associate the sunflower with happiness and vitality.
Even if sunflowers are the most common flowers in a summery bouquet, there are also other beautiful and particular plants to choose.
The first one is lavander. This is a very magical plant, used in Ancient Rome for talismans and love spells, but also to perfume the thermal baths and the body. In the language of flowers, the lavander is associated with a good memory of love from the past.
During summer, geranium is the king of balconies and terraces in Italy. This flower was very popular in the Victorian age, and its meaning varies depending on its colour. In Southern Italy,oleander is quite popular too, but it symbolises something pretty sad: the oblivion.
Last but non least, hibiscus. This flower comes from Tahiti, where it is widespread, and because of its short life, it is a symbol of beauty. According to some Eastern traditions, gifting a hibiscus is a way to propose.
Don’t waste your time, then! Check on Italian Flora website and send beautiful summary flowers to family and friends!