If you're someone who loves flowers like I do, then I'm sure you're familiar with the spiritual meaning behind them. Flower symbolism has been a significant part of cultures around the world since the beginning of time. Flower symbolism began with many ancient religions. Many flowers were originally linked to ancient deities. The use of the symbolic meaning of flowers to represent emotions was developed to a high degree during Victorian times.
For example, the tiger lily has several symbolic meanings. Some of the meanings of this bright orange flower are purity, motherhood, beauty, rebirth, and spiritual sensitivity.
In my novel, My Colorblind Rainbow, my use of flowers have their own symbolic meanings. My main character, Darlene has a love for flowers. One of her favorite flowers are daises, and she keeps one in her room, in a small flower pot. Daisies represent innocence, purity, new beginnings and true love, which is what I wanted to represent with Darlene's character. This daisy is mentioned twice in the book, during one very important part specifically that changes the character forever.
My other main character Rose, gets her name from her bright, bold and beautiful red hair, but that's not all.
The red rose began its symbolic history in Greek and Roman culture. Everyone knows that roses have always been a symbol of deep love and affection. The character of Rose is somewhat of a hopeless romantic, so the name fits in more ways that one.
There are a few more flowers mentioned throughout the story, some representing symbolic meanings and some not. I wanted to share this with my readers, and if you haven't checked out My Colorblind Rainbow, be sure to get your copy on Amazon.com!