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♡♡♡


  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.


  5. 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

  6. 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!

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

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. Hi Orchid

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

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

    Tell her I sent you!