This naturalistic, soothing green-hued bouquet is symbolic of hope, harmony, and renewal. A unique mix for someone special.
- Remarkable grouping of Lotus Pods, jade green roses, 'Kermit' mums, green hypericum, and salal
- Arrives with a ceramic Bamboo Grove Vase, inspired by an Asian natural bamboo box
- Vase measures 6"H x 4.25"W
- Arrangement measures approximately 12"H x 11.5"W
- Shipped overnight to ensure freshness
The Martha Stewart Lotus Pod Bouquet utilizes distinctive floral components to stunning visual effect. Lotus pods, set amid breathtaking jade green roses, 'Kermit' mums, green hypericum, and salal, create a charismatic and breathtaking centerpiece. The bamboo vase paired with this bouquet is modeled after a treasured vase from Martha Stewart?s own personal collection.
Lotus pods are the beautiful fruits of the lotus flower, and they possess their own unique and particular beauty. They are bell shaped pods with flat tops, having numerous holes containing the pod's seeds.
In mid-summer, the fragrant and exquisite lotus flowers emerge from the water, spreading their petals around its flat seedcase center. The flowers then last for 3-4 days and the petals fall, revealing the strong and distinctive maturing seed pod. The decorative seed pod then remains until late fall.
Like all of Martha Stewart?s products, this Lotus Pod bouquet is crafted with a strong affinity for uniqueness and style. As always, it is crafted by professionals who strive for creativity and originality in all of their designs.
Interesting Facts about the Lotus
- The Lotus Pod symbolizes offspring and fruitfulness. The Lotus Flower is a symbol of the 7th Month (or summer) and represents creative power and purity thriving in the midst of adversity
- The Lotus is one of the Eight Buddhist Symbols and represents faithfulness.
- In India the sacred lotus is legendary and much folklore and religious mythology is woven around it. The Lotus symbolizes divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and enlightenment.
- In Egyptian mathematics the symbol for 1,000 is the lotus flower.
- The Lotus is considered sacred in India and the Far East; in warm climates they may be grown for culinary uses since the stalks, roots and seeds are edible.
- Dried pods are mashed into paste and used in Chinese cooking.
- Lotus pods can be colored with various dyes to create visual impact in potpourris, wreaths, swags or centerpieces.
- The lotus flower has been featured extensively throughout history in art, legends, and religion. There are two species of lotus: the Egyptian types (Nelumbo nucifera) and the American types (Nelumbo lutea). Nelumbo nucifera is a native of Asia. It was introduced into Egypt from India about the time of the Persian invasion, 525 B.C.
- In various works of art in ancient Egypt, you may see it held in the hand of a god or human, serving as a border to outline a section of the artwork, unfolding to reveal various gods or humans, and many other depictions. The ancient Egyptians from the 4th dynasty greatly valued the sacred lotus in religious ceremonies and funerals.
- The lotus was known in ancient Egypt as a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day.