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WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

 

         
   

TRADITIONAL

 

MODERN

   

FLOWERS

                 

 1st

 

Paper

   

Clock

   

Pansies

 2nd

 

Cotton

   

China

   

Cosmos

 3rd

 

Leather

   

Crystal

   

Fuchsia

 4th

 

Linen/books

 

Electrical appliances

 

Geranium

 5th

 

Wood

   

Silver

   

Daisies

 6th

 

Iron/sugar

   

Wood

   

Calla lily

 7th

 

Wool

   

Desk set

   

Jackinthepulpit

 8th

 

Bronze

   

Lace/linen

   

Clematis

 9th

 

Pottery/copper

 

Leather

   

Poppies

10th

 

Tin/aluminium

 

Jewellery

   

Daffodils

15th

 

Crystal

   

Watches

   

Roses

20th

 

China

   

Platinum

   

Day lily

25th

 

Silver

   

Silver

   

Iris

30th

 

Pearl

   

Diamond jewellery

 

Sweetpea

35th

 

Coral

   

Jade

     

40th

 

Ruby

   

Ruby

   

Nasturtium

45th

 

Sapphire

   

Sapphire

     

50th

 

Gold

   

Gold

   

Violets

55th

 

Emerald

   

Emerald

     

60th

 

Diamond

   

Diamond

     

65th

 

Blue sapphire

 

Blue sapphire

   

70th

 

Platinum

   

 

 

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

Aggapanthus                  Love letters

Amaryllis                        Pride

Anemone                       Forsaken

Arum                             Ardour

Beech                            Prosperity

Broom                           Humility

Cabbage                        Profit

Calla                              Beauty

Carnation - red               Alas my poor heart

               - yellow          Disdain

Chrysanthemum - red     I love

               - white           Truth

Daffodil                         Regard

Delphinium                    An open heart

Eucalyptus                     Spirituality

Fern                              Sincerity

Freesia                          Innocence and trust

Gerbera                         Loyal love

Gypsophila                     Innocence

Hyacinth                        Sport, game

Iris                                Faith and wisdom

Ivy                                Friendship, fidelity, marriage

Laurel                            Glory

Lilac                              Youthful innocence

Lily                                Majesty, honour, beauty

Lily of the valley              Return of happiness

Monkshood                     Chivalry

Orchid                            Love

Paeony                           Bashfulness

Protea                            Magic/enchant

Rose - red                      Love

        - white                   Innocence

        - yellow                  Friendship

        -orange                  Fascination

        - pink                    Grace

        - peach                  Modesty/purity

Sunflower - short            Adoration

               - tall               Haughtiness

Spray carnation              Fascination

Snap dragon                  Graciousness

Sweetpea                      Lasting pleasure

Tulip - red                     Declaration of love

        - yellow                 Hopeless love


CARE OF CUT FLOWERS

Don't place flowers in direct sunlight, over radiators or on top of electrical appliances.

If no flower food is used cut about 5mm off stems, on a slant, daily and change the water. A spot of bleach may also help. If food is used follow instructions on the packet.

In a warm room the flowers life can be extended by adding a couple of ice cubes to the water twice a day, move to a cool room overnight.

Don't place flowers by fruit and remove dead blooms immediately as both give off a gas which will kill the others.

Lily pollen should be removed from the centre of the flowers as it begins to open, at this stage it is 'dry' and wont stain, once the flower is fully open the pollen will drop and can stain fabrics and wooden surfaces as well as being poisonous to cats.