Language of Flowers that Start with M

Diana Beebe, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, MDDW, Diana Beebe's Blog, science fiction, fantasy, Young adultIs it possible that I’m halfway through the challenge? (And incredibly behind on reading other A to Z blogs! I’ll catch up!)

I shortened my list today to just these two:

mistletoe

This parasitic plant attaches itself to a tree and holds on tight, but it doesn’t look like it has any support system. It blooms in the harshest colds of winter. It means, “I surmount all obstacles.”

The Victorians loved to decorate with mistletoe during Christmas, especially by hanging  a pretty bunch where two people could kiss. :-*

myrtle

Who doesn’t need more love? More love for our neighbors, other drivers, our friends, our dear families… for ourselves. More love for everyone!

This little evergreen shrub has delicate white flowers and was included with a marriage bouquet with orange blossom. Sweet.

Source: A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion by Mandy Kirkby. Ballantine Books, 2011.

Since I’m working on too many things at once (what else is new?) and I was late figuring out my list, I’ll be late adding images. Sorry. I want to be sure I get the right ones with the right copyright licensing. I know too many author friends who’ve been sued for copyright infringement for using images they thought were OK. 

Join me tomorrow for flowers that start with N.

 

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