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Posted by mayflowerfg (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 19, 07 at 8:32

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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RE: Gardenias

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.

RE: Gardenias

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.

RE: Gardenias

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

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