While most pick flowers for their home based on how they look, one florist says you should instead be choosing your blooms based on how they can ‘change your life’.
Mercedes Sarmini, a veteran Sydney-based florist and the author of Blooming Personalities, says whether it’s love, wealth or relaxation you crave, there’s a flower that can aid your goals and mood.
‘Cut flowers feed your soul and make you happy – if you wake up to cut flowers you are guaranteed a better start to the day,’ Ms Sarmini told FEMAIL.
Mercedes Sarmini (pictured), a veteran Sydney-based florist, says whether it’s love, wealth or relaxation you crave, there’s a flower that can aid your goals and mood
The Pineapple Lily is a sponge that sucks on energy,’ Ms Sarmini said
WEALTH: THE PINEAPPLE LILY
The Pineapple Lily is a sponge that sucks on energy,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘So make sure you have positive energy in you so the Pineapple Lily can charge into that so you can later on tap into and reuse when your energy is down.
‘You will never be bored. The Pineapple Lily will always make sure the party comes to you and your guests will be plentiful in establishing bonding friendships and endless hospitality.’
Pineapple Lily’s message: ‘I am here to bring you good luck where it’s lacking in your life. My presence around your space will trigger your fortune to sprout and you’re your wealth to expand, whether it is in health, love, career, family or money.’
What do different coloured Tulips mean?
Red tulips are associated with true love, while purple represents royalty.
The yellow tulip represents hopeless love while white tulips send a message of forgiveness.
Variegated tulips, on the other hand represent beautiful eyes.
LOVE: THE PARROT TULIP
According to Ms Sarmini, the Parrot Tulip has the power to attract and keep a lover – simply by placing a Tulip bulb on your altar.
‘The Tulip expands your ability to connect with the power of love. When you are fully aware of the sea of love you will be always swimming in, fear is no longer an issue and you will be able to attract love and forever release fear,’ she said.
‘The Tulip also helps your body and soul absorb healing energies. Think of it as your nurse, your therapist your best friend. In times of need it is the cut flower to turn to because he is always there to have your back.’
Parrot Tulip’s message: ‘I am here to help you free up your time and release you’re bottled up anger. I will help you to let go in order to grow.
The Parrot Tulip has the power to attract and keep a lover – simply by placing a bulb on your altar
PRODUCTIVITY: THE HYACINTH
The Hyacinth helps with removing distractions and interruptions.
‘He also has the ability to clear out energy of procrastinating and if you’re in the market for more free time, well he can help there too with the addition of clarity and more focus,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘The Hyacinth also tackles lower energy vibrations like feeling down, tired or just plain lazy. He can pick you up and help you cast away your old ways.’
Hyacinth’s message: ‘I am here to protect you from the unwanted noise around you, the interruptions that can cause anxiety if your chasing a deadline. Think of me like a protective blanket, I will shield energy around your aura to free you from interruptions and noise in your head so you then have the freedom to task full steam ahead.
The Hyacinth helps with removing distractions and interruptions
Why should you know a flower’s gender?
Males: Anything that is a Bulb, Corm, Rhizome or a Tuber.
Male flowers wear sneakers meaning you cut the stem at the feet of the flower straight across. They like to drink their water slowly. Cutting the stem straight across makes that possible.
Females: Anything that comes from a seed.
Female flowers like to drink their water fast. So slipping on the high heels meaning the diagonal cut makes that happen.
SUCCESS: THE HELICONIA
‘The Heliconia oozes pride where your pride is lacking and it opens the gate to overwhelming attention,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘Get ready to be spoilt with all your heart and spirit desires because it’s your time now, your hard work has paid off, the rest can wait.’
Heliconia’s message: ‘I am here to help you grasp your ideas and aid you in your transition change of career, family life, new environment or taking on something new. My vibrations wilI help in the process and management of your brain’s enhancement function.’
‘The Heliconia oozes pride where your pride is lacking and it opens the gate to overwhelming attention,’ Ms Sarmini said
What is the best flower for each room of the home?
RED ROSES: These are best in the bedroom because roses are romantic and a relaxant. The colour red also increases your appetite and your heart rate and inflates areas of interest when it comes to romance.
LAVENDER: These are best enjoyed in the bedroom as it’s a relaxant and helps with insomnia and anxiety.
PEONIES: These are best in the bedroom, dining and lounge room as they work the magic of making your marriage strong and prosperous.
IRISES: These are best in the bathroom or bedroom as they clear out old energy and detox your body from all your bad addictions.
HYDRANGEAS: These are best enjoyed in the lounge room and bedroom as they have the magic transform the old into the new – it’s usually a life changing decision.
RELAXATION & SLEEP: LAVENDER
‘Lavender is here to hold your hand on your spiritual journey – she will enhance your clairvoyance and ease your anxieties in life,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘She has the power to clear out evil energy and rid away evil spirits who contaminate your space.
‘She will act as your protector shielding you from fright and insomnia as she is highly known to aid in promoting sleep.’
Lavender’s message: ‘I will give you comfort and wash away all you fear and anxiety. I will transmit my energy through you as you sleep and I am used heavily in spiritual uses as I have the energetic powers to enhance your intuition and your clairvoyance.’
‘Lavender is here to hold your hand on your spiritual journey – she will enhance your clairvoyance and ease your anxieties in life,’ Ms Sarmini said
EMPOWERMENT: THE DAHLIA
‘The Dahlia cut flower has the energetic properties to empower you and reminds you that YOU on your own can make a difference to any situation you put your mind to,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘The Dahlia also encourages you to follow your inner guidance.’
Dahlia’s message: ‘I am here to express sentiments of dignity, good taste and elegance into your life. I bring also with me the power of commitment and a bond that will last forever.’
‘The Dahlia cut flower has the energetic properties to empower you and reminds you that YOU on your own can make a difference to any situation you put your mind to,’ Ms Sarmini said
SELF-LOVE & COMMUNICATION: THE BIRD OF PARADISE
This is the cut flower of communication and trail blazing freedoms.
‘Bird of Paradise aids in keeping your energy levels peak high and strong,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘It has the powerful properties to connect you to your angels and deceased loved ones and finally clears out all your chakras and opens you up to new possibilities the world is waiting to offer.
‘Excitement awaits, be brave be bold the world is your oyster.’
Bird of Paradise’s message: ‘I am here to help you connect and stay connected to whatever your project is. Struggling with self-acceptance and inner beauty well no more when I’m around I will help you build back your boundaries and self-love with air tight reinforcement. I will also help you unblock old and new blockages of communication that may have been floating around from historic trauma and fear. Finally, I will assist you into fine tuning your spiritual connections with the spiritual realm and in house intuition.’
Bird of Paradise aids in keeping your energy levels peak high and strong
POSITIVITY: THE SUNFLOWER
‘The Sunflower raises your mood, lifting your energy levels and she injects you with smiles and happiness,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘The Sunflower healing, helps you with self-esteem, confidence, gives you core strength and gets you on your merry way to happiness.’
Sunflower’s message: ‘I am here to help you to come terms with every aspect of yourself. I will provide you with support, healing powers to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy. I am also here to bring you adoration, loyalty and longevity.’
‘The Sunflower raises your mood, lifting your energy levels and she injects you with smiles and happiness,’ Ms Sarmini said
How do you make flowers last longer?
Flower food is highly recommended for long longevity in cut flowers. It’s a trio mixture of bleach, vinegar and sugar however it is not recommended to use on most native cutflowers.
Waratahs and Wax flowers do well in flower food.
If your handling white cut flowers, it is recommended to glove up because if you don’t touching white them will accelerate the ageing effect because the tips of your fingers contain oil depositaries.
Contact with the white cut flowers is why they turn yellow followed by the colour brown.
STRESS RELIEF: THE GARDENIA
Feeling low on energy? The Gardenia is here to lift your spirits.
‘Breathe in the magical scent of the Gardenia and breathe out the pain you have in your body,’ Ms Sarmini said.
‘Her scent is here to elevate your spirit to a new platform a new chapter in your life to help you release past pain and low energies that have been holding you back from taking flight.
‘The Gardenia has an abundant of divine powers for anyone suffering from chronic stress and the scent of will improve your mood making you feel lighter and happier in your space.’
Gardenia’s message: ‘I am here to help you forget about all your worries and stresses in your life.’
Feeling low on energy? The Gardenia is here to lift your spirits
FERTILITY: THE PHALAENOPSIS
The Phalaenopsis represents all things that you want to be ‘magnificent’ in your life.
‘Luxury and wealth will soon flourish in your new world as he works through the energy force fields to attract how he feels onto you,’ Ms Sarmini said.
Phalaenopsis’ message: ‘I am here to shower you with love, strength, fertility and prosperity. You will be reminded at all times that I am here to guide you and reward you with all that your heart desires.’
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The Phalaenopsis represents all things that you want to be ‘magnificent’ in your life