Centuries ago, the language of flowers was used for communication and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient. Nearly every flower or plant had multiple associations.
Here's a plant arrangement for G. Flowers have an important meaning to their family and Hawaiian culture. To honor this, G. wanted an assortment of Hawaiian plants including a couple of stems/buds of each: Awapuhi (red ginger), Pīkake pupupu (double-flowering jasmine), and Palapalai (lacy fern). One of my goals was to achieve a balance of line work and shading.
Awapuhi (red ginger) flowers represent ideals such as tolerance, wealth, and diversity.
The Pīkake pupupu (double-flowering jasmine) flower is a symbol of romance and love.
Palapalai (lacy fern) is symbolic of everlasting youth. People believe that the fern represents new life and new beginnings.