Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Orange Chrysanthemum flowers represent optimism, fidelity, long life and joy. - Photographs


Chrysanthemum connotations vary around the world. In Asian cultures the chrysanthemum signifies life. Sending these flowers to those grieving the passing of a loved one is an expression of sympathy in Europe. The chrysanthemum holds a place of honor in America.

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"Chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words "chrysos" meaning gold and "anthemion" for flower.

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In Japan, the chrysanthemum is honored yearly during the Festival of Happiness. This venerated flower adorns family crests of  nobility and is the emblem of the Japanese emperor.

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Second only to the rose in popularity, it is believed that a chrysanthemum petal set inside the bottom of a wine glass ensures a healthy and long life.

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