Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 23 - Ask Yourself This Question

This question applies to so many aspects of my life right now.  If not now, when?  I'm kind of big when it comes to procrastination.  Which is probably why I'm behind in this class!

I just finished "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  In Victorian times, messages were sent with flowers.  A tussy mussy is a bouquet of flowers, each with a meaning.  For instance, a bellfower means "thinking of you" and a red rose means "true love."  You could also add baby's breath for "innocence."

The question came up again while I was reading this book, "if not now, when?"  I decided to do more research for my Day 23 lesson and tried to find the flower or plant that means procrastination. It turns out to be an ironwood tree of which I have no photo nor do I  know where I can find one.  So I looked for persistence.  

As it turns out, there are a few different ones.  One is euphorbia, one is dogwood and another is bindweed.  

For this lesson, I used the euphorbia, which is not in bloom now, and dogwood.

I'm going to try to find flowers that also apply to the lessons.  It should be interesting.  

Oh, and the book was good, too!


  1. What a great idea, Debbie. There is so much to the symbolism of flowers. I just found out that mums are associated with optimism and joy and that a single petal placed at the bottom of a wine glass will encourage a long and healthy life. Cheers!

  2. I didn't know that flowers had a mean - so I found your post very interesting. Thanks for sharing this.