The history of giving flowers Act I


Last updated 11/4/2021 at 2:52pm

A cheery mixed bouquet can make someone's day. Village News/Roger Boddaert photo

Roger Boddaert

Special to the Village News

Whether you spend $5 or hundreds of dollars on giving flowers, do you know what they mean and how the tradition of flower-giving first began? Let's take a little stroll down the flower trail together.

Hundreds of thousands of flowers vary in size, shape, color, and fragrance worldwide; how they became such a significant part of our culture is truly unique.

Each flower type carries different meanings, depending on the color, history, and arrangement of a floral bouquet.

Our ancestors used flowers long ago to...

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