In China the camellia represents the union between two lovers. The delicately layered petals represent the woman, and the calyx (the green leafy part of the stem that holds the petals together) represents the man who protects her. The two components are joined together, even after death. Typically when the petals of a flower fall off, the calyx will stay intact. With camellias however, the calyx and petals fall away together, which is why the camellia also represents eternal love or long-lasting devotion.
Camellias are also a highly respected flower in Japan, and is often referred to as the Japanese rose.
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There is one song of a ballad music legend in Indonesia (Ebiet GAD) that is as legendary as the singer - entitled Camellia). #pencildrawing #personalproject #flower #symbol #love #camellia #Japaneserose
This flower mostly is associated with devotion or purity, though meaning can vary by type, culture and color. Because of the Greek myth of Hera and Zeus, lilies are associated with rebirth and motherhood. In China, lilies are used in weddings because they are tied to 100 years of love. They are also tied to good luck. Assyrians and Babylonians associated lilies with the goddess of fertility, Ishtar. Christian’s associated lilies, especially with Madonna lilies, with the Virgin Mary.
The Lily (poem by William Blake)
The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheet a threat’ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn Nor a thread stain her beauty bright. . (Based on the content in www.ftd.com) #lily #lilies #pencildrawing #love #symbol #flower #personalproject
When I’m confused, I feel like I’m a hibiscus(ed). When I was little, I lived in a place where trees grew free. We had a line of hibiscus plants to the right of the house, they were tall and bushy. They deserved to be fence to form natural boundary from our neighbour’s cattle that loved to step on our front yard. And they were diligently blooming, no season was special and so they were beautifully presenting themselves to us 24/7. Our hibiscus plants were our beloved: the flowers would be part of our humble flower arrangement, the leaves would be either shampoo or toy oil we played with. I adored our hibiscus. I don’t know why it is called hibiscus in English as much as I don’t know why it is called “bunga raya” in Malay, “wora-wari” or “waribang” in Javanese, “bunga sepatu” in Bahasa Indonesia. That’s why I’m confused.... 🤪 #flower #pencildrawing#personalproject #symbol #love #hibiscus #waribang #worawari #bungasepatu #bungaraya #confused