Post # 1
I have to share this story… I work as a wedding director for a florist. I am sitting at my desk and this guy walks in to place an order.
He starts talking to the manager, and says he wants all purple flowers. His girlfriend is into flowers, so he wanted to send her something that had a sweet meaning, like love, honor, etc.
We show him around the cooler, and he points out some purple/fuschia dendrobium orchids. He asks what they “mean.” (he’s kind of odd.) I say that I don’t know, but could look them up. I google them, and they were derived from the Greek word “orchis” which means . . . . testicle.
Guessing that wasn’t the message he wanted to send.
Post # 3
LOL!!!! “Honey, I love you. Here are some testicle flowers.” That’s love right there!
Post # 4
I didn’t know whether or not to tell him, but I was giggling so I figured I had to. He thought it was hilarious. Yep, I’m pretty mature, LOL.
Post # 5
Lol, I always thought orchids symbolize love/perfection/..
Post # 6
According to the site I found, they symbolize lust, greed, and fertility. And testicles of course.
Post # 7
Here is a site I found.
Origin: Purple orchids originate in ancient Greece. “Orchid” comes from the Greek “orchis”, meaning testicle and representing virility.
Purple Orchid Meaning
Purple orchids are royal flowers when bright in color. Purple orchids represent feminity when found in lavender shades, as lavender is a kind of “grownup pink”. Thus, they are gracious, elegant flowers. Lavender orchids induce romance and elegance, while deep purple stimulates mystery and suggests uncertainty.