If you have been following me on social media you know I did a Facebook live that talked about discarding dead and dried flowers. I got comments, I got emails. I truly enjoyed hearing everyone's comments. It inspired his blog post. It seems people are quite attached to their floral arrangements.
Fresh flowers are best! They universally radiate life, healing energy, beauty, renewal, grace. IF buying and maintaining live arrangements isn't your thing, nice silk ones are an alternative. Feng shui is all about creating positive CHI or energy. There was some resistance from dried flower owners.
So, since nothing is black and white, IF somebody had an arrangement they loved, I would never make them throw it out if it looked beautiful, had meaning and was kept in a way that elevated it. This is the mindful message. Flowers must look beautiful, otherwise the message is lost.
Some specific flowers have a deeper feng shui meaning ~
Chrysanthemums represent good luck, ease and balance
Narcissus represents "the flowering of one's talent or career." Good for an office setting!
Orchid represents a classical symbol of fertility and purity, spiritual growth
Cherry Blossoms (fruit bearing branches) represent vitality, health and new beginnings
Peony (my favorite) represents feminine beauty, sensuality
Lotus is the most symbolic flower representing spiritual mastery, harmony and perfection.
Hydrangea represents gratitude and enlightenment
red ~ love
yellow ~ friendship
white ~ purity
pink ~ admiration
Look what can be done with pressed flowers. Even beautiful painted flowers do the trick. When you look at this you see creativity and beauty. Art has life, and these flower petals take on a deeper meaning. The challenge with dried flowers is to keep it fresh. That sounds ironic, but there in lies the "yang" or good chi keeping it on the positive side.
Remember, there are no hard and fast rules. Think of these suggestions like guidelines. If you think there may be something blocking you in your home, the dried, discolored flowers may be doing it. They may just be standing in the way of you and whatever.... just sayin