HANA: Part XI

Featured flora: 

Hydrangea

First discovered in Japan, the name hydrangea comes from the Greek "hydor," meaning water, and "angos," meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to "water barrel," referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water and its cup-shaped flower. With its wooden stems and lacy, star-shaped flowers packed closely together in a pompom, the hydrangea's color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil.

There remains some debate over the hydrangea's symbolism – with some connecting it to vanity and boastfulness (perhaps reflecting its abundance of petals and lavish, rounded shape) and others suggesting that a bouquet of hydrangea expresses the giver's gratefulness for the recipient's understanding. Still others suggest it represents anything that's sincerely heartfelt. Despite this variation in flower meaning, there appears to be an overwhelming consensus that this flower possesses enduring grace and beauty.

Asena @ 62 Models

Special thanks to Kingsize, as always 

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HANA: Part X

Featured flora: 

Rose (Rosa rubiginosa)

The symbolism of rose colours is steeped in tradition. Roses inspired people over thousands of years to develop a language of colour. 

When you choose a colour, variety or number of roses for someone, you are personalising your gift with deeper sentiment. 

Rose colours may have very a different meaning from what you intend. Use our guide to help communicate your feelings.

Bria at Clyne Modelling agency

Special thanks to Kingsize

TAKARA Ramen

I took some photos for my friends at Takara Ramen. Their new Ponsonby store is super cute and delicious so take yourself there on these cold winter days! 

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