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Flower history and uses

Flowers have brought us beauty, showing us nature's perfection brightening up our world and spirit. Over the times we have sought out ways to cultivate, buy, wear or simply be around blooming flowers. People all around the world use flowers for many different events, functions and reasons. These reasons include the birth if a baby or Christening, mothers day, to be worn at special functions, given as a token of love, wedding flowers, decorations within the home, as a gift, for funerals, for worshipping and many more reasons.

There are certain vegetables that actually are flowers such as broccoli, artichoke and cauliflower. There are many other uses for flowers other than the conventional decorating purposes, such as hops flowers that are used to flavour beer, marigold flowers that are fed to chickens to make their egg yolks brighter and some flowers are used to flavour herbal teas. Hundreds of flowers are edible but few are used n the food industry.

In Western cultures flowers have many different meanings and were used in the Victorian era as a means of communication to send coded messages so that secret lovers could send each other massages. The language is not use as much anymore but there is still a few that are still used such as red roses which imply passion and love, white roses suggest virtue and yellow roses symbolises friendship and devotion.

Flowers online

It has become popular to order and buy flowers online which makes it much easier to send flowers to friends and loved ones that lives far. On OneShop we have an extensive collection of flowers from the best online flower shops. Simply choose the bouquet that is the lucky receivers favourite colours or that best describes the way you feel about them, specify a delivery message to be attached and the address where it need to be delivered. Surprise a special someone, wish them well, say sorry or simply I love you all with the beauty of flower arrangements.

Read more about flowers and its history on Wikipedia