The Morning Glory has been grown as a decorative garden addition for centuries.In the language of flowers, morning glory blooms represent unrequited love because of their short lifespan. They also symbolize affection, mortality, mourning, and resurrection.
In Chinese tradition, these flowers signify a single day for lovers to meet. The folklore behind this is that when two young lovers fell in love and neglected their duties, the gods separated them on opposite sides of the Silver River and permitted them to meet for only a day a year.
This September flower comes in different hues, including purple, blue, white, yellow, and red. White morning glory flowers symbolize purity and innocence, while red morning glories signify a strong heart.
As stated, September is represented by two birth flowers, the Aster and Morning Glory. While there isn’t a single reason why some months have more than one birth flower, several factors contribute to this phenomenon.
The most common likely reason for two birth month flowers in September can be attributed to folklore and cultural variances across regions and countries over time. Various traditions of assigning flowers to birth months have developed. These traditions can depend on the local climate, which influences what flowers bloom during a particular month, as well as local folklore and customs.
Moreover, different flowers carry different meanings in the language of flowers, a symbolic system that was particularly popular during the Victorian era. Two flowers for one month allow for a richer range of symbolic expressions.
The tradition of September birth flowers is thought to have originated in ancient Rome, where flowers were given as gifts to celebrate birthdays and other special events. Each month was associated with a particular flower, believed to hold specific characteristics or powers that would be imparted to people born in that month.
The specific flowers associated with each month have varied throughout history and between cultures. For example, some cultures in the Middle Ages used the symbolic language of flowers, called floriography, to communicate coded messages based on the type and colour of the flower given. This practice continued into the Victorian era when the language of flowers became extremely popular and complex.
Like many traditions, the current list of September birth month flowers that we use today has been influenced by various historical and cultural factors.
The September birth flowers, Aster and Morning Glory, offer rich symbolism and beautiful ornamental value for birthday celebrants this month. With its associations of love, wisdom, and courage, the Aster presents a message of strength and devotion. The delicate Morning Glory symbolizes life’s fleeting moments and the enduring cycle of life.
I hope you found this an interesting read, even if you do not celebrate a birthday this month.
and with September in mind have you tried this recipe for
Pork and Apple Meatballs,
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All the best Jan