Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mrtle "myrtus communis"; Flower for the June Bride♡

    Having inspired by my Japanese friend's Japanese blog's topic again (haha), 
I want to share about the origin of "the tree of Cerebration"
My friend has this tree given from her friend.   (All pictures from PC sites)
I wonder if any of you knew about this flower or the hidden story 


Here is the link of this flower. In Greek mythology and ritual the myrtle was sacred to the goddesses Aphrodite. And Myrtle in a wedding bouquet is a general European custom (or the British Royal Family) as the flower was used in Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet.  We call it "銀梅花, ginbaika" and there is a chinese character of plum in the Japanese name of it. The tree bloom flowers look like plum tree from June to August with sweet fragrance.

It sure is used for Royal Wedding, I found this article;
According to the royal press release, "The bouquet is a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth.



Thank you very much for stopping by. And Happy Father's Day for all the fathers♡  I had fun fiddling with "PicMoncky" the site I knew from my friends' blog.

PS> My dear friend Mariette added search engine on her side-bar and I think it is really useful for us☆☆☆  Please use the one on my side-bar if you need to know something by putting down any words what you are thinking in my blog. Thank you very much Mariette you are like my blog teacher♡♡♡


15 comments:

Fiona said...

Thanks Orchid for the information on Myrtle,
it is not a flower that I know very well.

Great to have the search bar on your blog,
I will be able to have a good nosey around now!

Happy Fathers day to all the dads and wishing you a happy Sunday


Fiona x

Shelly said...

Oh, what lovely flowers, my dear friend Miyako! I have always loved them, and even had some in my own wedding, but never knew the story behind them. I think they are the perfect flower for weddings and for this time of year.

Thank you for yet another wonderful, educational post!

maddyrose said...

This is a lovely and informative post Miyako. I can see why the flowers would be used in a wedding bouquet for their beauty. You always find such facinating things to write about and always have wonderful photos to go with the information. Enjoy your week my dear bs. Love always

EM Illustrator said...

Some interesting information again my friend. I can't say that I have come across the flower Myrten very often. Hope you've had a lovely Sunday my friend.
Big hugs from Ireland.

Eva

Barbara F. said...

Hi Miyako, I am so glad you stopped by and were able to visit your sweet daddy. This myrtle tree is so beautiful, I have never seen a blossom like this. Maybe in our southern region? I think we have a plant here where I live called crepe myrtle, it is a beautiful red color. Have a great week, Miyako. xo

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san, the flowers are beautiful!! I didn't know myrtle is used as wedding bouquet but not surprising as it's a lovely, festive looking flower!
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, Miyako san!

Ellie said...

Yet another really interesting post from you. I'm learning so much visiting your blog :))
It is such a beautiful flower too.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

This was interesting I like Myrtle myself in flower arrangements but never really thought much about how it is used in wedding flowers

africanaussie said...

there is so much myth surrounding flowers in every culture. I never knew that about the myrtle.

Michiko Johnson said...

Dear Miyako san,
You having a beautiful for his happy Father's day.
Anata no kiraina blogs wa totemo utu-kushiku I was very happy for your Japaniss write arigato gosai masu.
Sayo nara.
Michiko

Ann said...

such a gorgeous flower! i did not know this history about them..thanks so much for sharing!!!!
xoxo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,

Thanks for the shout-out!
Personally I LOVE that search button myself. Anytime if I compose a blog and want to check if I ever mentioned this before, I just type it in and up it comes. Great resource. Smart people that invent this. We are only using THEIR brains and mine are very little compared to those genius that invented all this.
As for your Myrtle, we call it in Dutch Mirte and it is not winter hardy so we never had it in our area. It comes from southern Europe and northern Africa.
Those bridal bouquets are a dream, so romantic! Thanks for sharing this. I might have to look for one to plant in our garden as our climate is right.
Love to you sweet friend from the East; my Mirte!
Mariette

Giga said...

Piękne kwiaty i wcale się nie dziwię, ze znalazły się w bukiecie ślubnym. Nie znałam ich i dziękuję za informacje o nim. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful flowers and I'm not surprised that were in the bridal bouquet. I did not know them, and thank you for the information about it. Yours.

sarah said...

I've never seen the flower but it's very beautiful.I wanted to carry them on my wedding though it's too too late.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a lovely week ahead!

Fiona said...

Hi Orchid

if you have time will you pop over to a new blog by an Irish girl
this is the link

http://chicncheerfull.blogspot.ie

she would love some new followers
as she is only starting off

Tell her I sent you!

Fiona