I wanted to post share with you my first attempt at areanging flowers for my altar to show that I am still here and floating around in the background.
My altar is very much dedicated to my younger brother who recently passed away and I wanted to add flowers to reflect this:
The main flower is the sunflower. These are always flowers that I’m drawn to and they always put a smile on my face. Spiritually, family and endurance of the relationships most important to us. They are also a symbol of hope and optimism, even in dark times.
I added purple Iris in the background. These symbolise faith and hope for the future but also immortality. The Ancient Egyptians beleived these flowers guided your soul to the afterlife.
Finally I used white gypsophilia to accent the display. Its a sign of hope and ever lasting love.
I felt that the spirtitual meaning of these flowers were apt for their purpose on my altar and think the combination also look pretty together.
@Cosmic_Curiosity I just love sunflowers and try each year to grow them without avail — I can grow most thing so this is such a mystery to me because I just love them so. Is the gypsophilia similar or same as what we call Baby’s Breath? I love the arrangement - SO NICE!!!
Wow those are big ones, @Cosmic_Curiosity - we have farmers near me who grown entire fields of them - they are so beautiful and people come from all around - especially NYC to take pics by them - I’ll see if I can get pics for you - mine are NOT this nice, I like yours!!!
That is a gorgeous display, @Cosmic_Curiosity- you have a real knack for flower arrangements! I particularly love how you used the iris to fan out the back- it gives the arrangement a lot of presence and draws the eye in to the other flowers. Very tastefully designed, and full of such heartfelt meaning too- it’s a really breathtaking piece
Those are gorgeous Alan - I really love them they are so happy! I went to the field where the sunflowers grow and the owner told me that they didn’t have a good year, so this is all they have, I can’t believe how different it looks from years past! We have had an enormous amount of rain this year and not much sun. C’est la vie!