Here Comes The King

Happy Monday and welcome back for yet, another post that I am proud to present.

Today, I bring back Mina to help show off the majestic King Protea that I have arranged into this bouquet.

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Most florists would consider Peony to be the Queen of all flowers. So, let me introduce Peony to her King (Protea). Dating back 300 years, King Protea is one of the oldest families of flowers known to date. Greek legend tells us that Protea was named after Proteus, the eldest son of Poseidon. Proteus, the prophetic old man of the sea, had the power to know all things past, present, and future. Proteus was defiant and preferred to reside on the island of Pharos rather than prophesize. To deter those seeking his insights, he would alter his form at will. It’s said that the Protea flower was named after him because it, too, presents itself in an astounding variety of shapes, sizes, hues, and textures to compose more than 1,400 different varieties. With its mythological associations to change and transform, Protea would most certainly symbolize diversity.

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Another fun fact: The King Protea (Protea Cynaroides) used in this bouquet is the national flower of South Africa.
Bouquet: Quicksand Roses, King Protea, mixed greens

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Thanks again to Mina! This bouquet suits you beautifully. And a special thank you to Sou for bringing me the King!

Come back again soon!

Yours truly,
Anne