Floriography

Floriography, Hana Kotoba (花言葉) The name “The Tsubaki” came from my love of Camelia’s which is one of Japan’s most well known traditional flowers. Hundreds of tsubaki’s (camelia’s) bloom in winter and the leaves are evergreens all through the year meaning it is not only one of the most popular but also one of the…

Freesia

Freesia flowers convey a variety of meanings, including friendship, innocence, thoughtfulness, perseverance and being high-spirited. Freesia is both the common and scientific name for these delicate flowers. They gained their name when botanist Christian P Ecklon named them after a fellow botanist,  Friedrich H. T. Freese as a tribute to their friendship. It is said that…

Tsubaki

Tsubaki / Camellia The gorgeous Camellias (is known as Tsubaki in Japanese) originate from eastern and southern Asia, ranging from the Himalayas to Japan and Indonesia. They were grown and developed for centuries before they made it to Europe. German botanist, Engelbert Kaempfer described Camellias as the ‘Japanese Rose’ that grew beautifully in hedges and…