Flower arranging dates back to Ancient Egypt! There are all kinds of pictorial references to flower arranging and using flowers with metaphorical significance to their ancient religions. For example, a common flower arrangement featured lilies representing the goddess of Life and Magic. They were used for decoration, in ceremonies, and also as garlands for the Pharaoh to wear!

The ancient Greeks to the wearing flowers to heart and used them to adorn themselves and their homes using mostly Roses, Lilies, Violets, and of course Grape Leaves.

The Romans took from the Greeks and used the flowers to make more crowns, think the Olympics, and also started using the fragrances for perfumes. In Metamorphoses by Ovid, the god of poetry and archery, Apollo, falls in love with a nymph, Daphne, who then manages to escape by turning herself into a laurel tree. Apollo cuts off a bough from her tree and states, “Although you cannot be my wife, you shall at least be my tree; I shall always wear you on my hair, on my quiver, O Laurel.” (557–559). The crown became the symbol of victory. You can feel victorious too wearing your favorite flowers as a crown!

“Which Flower should you buy that reflects your personality?”

Do you have a particular favorite flower? Do you have a flower that just makes you smile? Which one are you the most like? Take this quiz and find out!

Which of the following colors are you most drawn to?

a.  Yellow
b.  Pink
c.  Blue
d. Purple

What’s your favorite activity after work?

a.  Cooking
b.  Heading out on the town
c.  Having a chill night in
d.  Hanging out with Friends or Family

Which dessert do you prefer?

a.  Fruit
b.  Crème Brule
d.  Cupcakes

Where’s your dream vacation?

a.  Thailand
b.  Paris
c.  Greece
d. London

What’s your favorite genre of movie?

a.  Action
b. Romantic Comedy
c. Drama
d. Mystery

Find out what flower you are!

Mostly A’s: You have a great taste for the world and want to see more of it! You’re bright and happy and always up for an adventure! A daffodil reflects your personality with it’s always cheery disposition and grows everywhere, just like the trips you’ll have! Put them somewhere where you see them when you wake up to keep you smiling throughout the day!

Mostly B’s: Peonies are the flower for you! With their sweet smell and classic charm, they remind us of the winding streets of Paris and carrying a baguette under our arms as we pass by the Eiffel Tower. You are a classic girl, interested in reading, finding the perfect dessert, and you love love!

Mostly C’s: You are unique, attractive, and talented. You dream of the ocean and relaxing under a palm tree. Why not try some tropical plants in your home? Let your flowers reflect that uniqueness with Birds of Paradise!

Mostly D’s: You are hardworking and loyal, and love to learn. You’re interested in the unusual and go after new knowledge. How about trying some wild flowers? You can find them yourself, or hit up a farmers market or even Trader Joe’s!

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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