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Flower Fascinations from A–Z

This article was written by Ellen Dugan on March 09, 2007
posted under Flower

The folklore of flowers is a fascinating subject and it is simple to work into natural spells and charms. Check out this alphabet of common garden blossoms and see what type of natural magick you can add to your next spell or charm, by employing the language of flowers (for a more detailed listing please refer to Garden Witchery.)

Azalea—first love, a tender romance
Begonia—a warning—Also red begonias are traditional protective flowers for window boxes.
Crocus—New beginnings, youth and happiness
Daisy—Innocence, simplicity and joy
Echinacea—(Coneflower) Skill and dexterity
Foxglove—Faery magick, a wish
Gardenia—charmed, I love you
Hydrangea—Protection and hopelessly devoted to you
Iris—Messages Sacred to the Greco-Roman Goddess of the rainbow—Iris
Jonquil—esteem, chivalry and holding someone in high regard
Kalanchoe—fame and personal status
Lilac—first love, beauty, a faery favorite
Morning glory (blue)—Protection, and it is sacred to the Goddess Venus/Aphrodite
Nigella (Love in a mist)—Kiss me, a rare love
Orchid—exotic passion, luxury and love
Pansy—Ease a broken heart and bring affection and cheer
Queen Anne’s Lace—Homecoming and shelter
Sunflower—the magick and might of the sun, esteem and riches.
Tiger lily—Energy, and erotic love
Violet—Enchantment and protection against faery mischief
Yellow rose–Friendship and sunshine

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