Have you ever heard the old saying about breaking a mirror and receiving seven years of bad luck? Well, flowers come with some pretty interesting superstitions of their own.
Here’s a good one to try at the next bridal shower you attend. Have the bride-to-be blow on a dandelion head with one breath. The number of seeds that remain attached are said to represent the number of children the couple will have.
Poppy flowers are believed to reduce stress or anxiety if carried or worn regularly, and superstitions about poppies don’t stop there. Centuries ago farmers would grow poppies in their cornfields to ensure a prosperous crop.
Roses have a whole host of superstitions attached to them. They’re said to protect the souls of loved ones from evil spirits if planted near their grave. White roses blooming in autumn signify an early marriage. And if you’re looking for a little luck, just throw some rose petals into a fire!
Ladies that are dating multiple men and are not sure who to choose might consider turning to an old superstition about roses. The woman would write the names of her beaus on rose petals (one name on each petal) then toss the petals into the wind. Whichever petal touches the ground last represents the man she should choose.
Don’t worry, guys, there’s one for you too. If you’re unsure about your current relationship, just place a flower in your breast pocket for 24 hours. If the flower stays fresh and doesn't wilt, your relationship will be a lasting one. If it wilts, it’s time to move on.
It’s fun to think about how superstitions came to be, but it’s important to remember that they’re not based on fact or logic. While we love all things flowers at Lilygrass, we don’t actually recommend making any major life decisions based on a flower. But if you’ve made a major life decision and want to celebrate with some flowers, we can help with that!
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