Saturday, March 26, 2011

30 days of gratitude in the home -- day 26

Did you know that in the old fashioned language of flowers, the bell flower or campanula signified gratitude? So, too, did Canterbury bells, which are a form of campanula.

This photo of a bellflower comes from How Stuff Works.

Here's a plate from the Royal Worcester collection, the Language of Flowers, which depicts the common associatio of the flower agrimony with thankfulness.

I'm not sure how easy agrimony and Canterbury bells are to give as gifts in today's world, but it's a lovely thoought that there are flowers associated with the quality of gratitude. Any type of flower or potted plant would make a wonderful "thank-you" gift.


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