mayflowerfgApril 19, 2007

I would like to know the significance of Gardenias floating in a bowl of water. A friend of mine receives these from a boyfriend and we are wondering what it means, if anything special.


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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's simply a traditional way of displaying the lovely, large gardenia blooms. Camellias are often displayed the same way. It's one of the many elegant Southern traditions.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 12:32PM
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Gardenias and Camellias don't always have the type of stem that allows for nice artful arrangements. Floating the blossoms allows the "face" of the bloom to be seen.

I have always heard that touching the gardenia blossom will make it turn brown. I don't know if that's true, but I always try to avoid doing it.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2007 at 3:20PM
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buford(7 NE GA)

Magnolia blooms are also nice in a bowl of water.If you put ice in the water they can last a long time.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2007 at 7:17PM
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