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Remembrance Day is a memorial day celebrated by the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also sometimes informally known as Poppy Day. It is celebrated on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, in accordance with the armistice that was signed.
The red poppy has become the floral symbol of Remembrance Day, relating to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Slowly, the tradition of poppies caught on, with people swearing to wear them as a symbol of their respect. At first, real poppies were worn. These poppies bloomed in some of the fields of Flanders during World War 1, their brilliant red colour was a symbol of the blood that was spilled in these battlefields.
“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row…”
In Australia in 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane formally declared Remembrance Day as a day to observe one minute’s silence at 11:00am to remember all those who have died and suffered for us in all wars and armed conflicts.
There aren’t many flowers that play as important a role in religion, mythology, politics and medicine as a poppy. A red poppy is a symbol of death, remembrance and consolation in the West and it symbolizes love and success in the East. A white poppy is linked to funerals, memorials and peaceful rest. Pink, purple and blue poppies are associated with imagination, luxury and success.
Wear a red poppy and remember them this November 11th; lest we forget.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
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Inspired in November
This month at Ngenious Floriade we’ve been inspired by an unusual quote by Mike White. I guess this will make our florists feel better when they strip the flowers!
A flower doesn’t love you or hate you, it just exists…
– Mike White
Have a lovely November!
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Inspired in October
October is traditionally the month of pumpkins and falling leaves but here in Melbourne not quite so! So here at Ngenious we have decided to dedicate this month to a bit of a humorous quote. Because everyone needs a bit of a laugh around this time to get themselves through the rest of the year.
One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements. – Marcelene Cox
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Inspired in September
Ahh beautiful September – the perfect month for an inspired quote. With spring arriving around the corner it feels as though everything is brightening up, which means this is an Ngenious “Inspired in September” quote:
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. – D. H. Lawrence
Enjoy the sunshine!
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Inspired in August
Sometimes the best things that you can read are inspirational quotes – especially ones about flowers. So that’s why Ngenious Floriade has decided to start blogging an “inspired” and “ngenious” monthly flower quote for you to read and enjoy. This month “Inspired in August” brings you:
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. – Georgia O’Keeffe
Have a lovely August!