Chrysanthemums have been celebrated as beautiful flowers and beloved gifts for thousands of years, with mentions of this beautiful bloom stretching back to the 15th century B.C. Over the course of these many generations and numerous cultures, the flower has taken on a number of different meanings and symbols. In the United States, for example, the flower is frequently given during the month of November, which is considered to be the month of the chrysanthemum. Those looking to light up the autumn with a gift of these beautiful blooms may be looking for the perfect arrangement or occasion to give. Here are a few ways that the flowers can be used.
With fall colors
The colors that come with the fall tend to be gorgeous, earthy colors. People love the deep reds, oranges, greens, and purples that dominate this time of year. As much of the country experiences an increasingly early setting sun and colder days, bringing a bit of the beauty of the flowers indoors can be the perfect way to light up the room. Consider getting a centerpiece that contains plenty of chrysanthemums along with plenty of other gorgeous fall colors and flowers. The rich color of the flowers will make the entire table or mantle look brighter and more lively. The chrysanthemums will look gorgeous with flowers such as roses and lilies. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this type of beautiful centerpiece will be perfect for the Thanksgiving Day table.
Other fantastic arrangement using fall colors might include orange gerbera and cattails. These colors offer a vibrancy that is perfect for a gift for the Thanksgiving holiday, to brighten up the room with the approaching winter, for birthdays, or ‘just because’.
With the colors of love and appreciation
Like roses, red chrysanthemums are often associated feelings of romantic love and affection. The brilliant colors of the red chrysanthemum also look spectacular when paired with pink and red roses and other similar stunning flowers and colors. The versatility of these flowers means that such an arrangement can be used both as a gift of appreciation for a host or hostess to bring light indoors or they can be used as an anniversary gift. Chrysanthemums are traditionally given as a gift for a 13th anniversary, making an arrangement like this particular appropriate.
Chrysanthemums are beautiful flowers that offer stunning colors and a rich history. November, being the month of the chrysanthemum, is the perfect time to use these flowers as gives or to celebrate.