Summer Flowers Spread
On This Day
Victorian women used the secret and unspoken language of flowers to express sentiments that rigid social norms of the time would not allow them to articulate.
Today is National Plant a Flower Day. It reminds the public to get a head start on the growing season. Many summer blossoms can be started early indoors in early spring, saving time and money. Utilize items bound for your recycling bin—including eggshells, newspaper, and toilet tubes—for early planters. They can be popped right into your garden with the young plants.
Summation of Spread
The Nine of Pentacles is a gardener’s dream landscape. The card bursts with bounty, animal and vegetable coexist, and the female on the card is content and secure, at home in the garden of herself.
The romantic, mystical Victorians assigned meanings to each and every flower under the sun. This generalized spread is inspired by floral fantasies and the meaning given to each blossom.
Cast Your Cards
Cast your cards like pollen in the wind.
1. Chrysanthemum: What makes me a good friend?
2. Cockscomb: What helps me laugh?
3. Impatiens: Why is my mother proud of me?
4. Baby’s Breath: What brings me joy?
5. Calla Lily: What does my heart want to express?
6. Cosmos: What brings balance to my life?
7. Aster: Who am I thinking of?
8. Gardenia: Who is my secret love?
9. Jasmine: What increases general pleasure?