Hi there all of you Garden of Eden Flower Shop (and chocolates and gifts) fans! We’d like to welcome you all to our latest Feature Flower Friday! Each week, we will be featuring a different type of flower, the meaning behind them and the reasons you would give or present them to someone This week, we’re covering the Honeysuckle. Enjoy! The honeysuckle is a tube-shaped flower that is native to the Northern Hemisphere. It is the favorite food of hummingbirds far and wide, and has been a cornerstone of medicine in many ancient cultures. In ancient China, the honeysuckle was widely revered as a cure-all. Ancient texts document the honeysuckle as a cooling herb, that has special healing qualities when it comes to nostalgia and home sickness. However, whenever someone fell ill, you could be assured that the honeysuckle was the first thing they tried to use. Adding to their historical importance, the honeysuckle also has some heavy symbolism attached to it. In its plainest form, the honeysuckle is a symbol of pure happiness. In addition, it conveys messages of sweetness and affection, thanks to the sweet smelling aroma it gives off. At its heaviest interpretation, the honeysuckle represents the flames of love, and the tenderness for love that has been lost. The honeysuckle will literally cling to whatever it is growing next to, resembling a lover's embrace, and therefore giving the appropriate symbolism. This being said, the honeysuckle can represent the feelings still had for a old love, or for a first love; a sweet and nostalgic reminder of happy times passed. No matter what application you look to use the honeysuckle in, we believe that its sweet aroma would make the perfect addition to any arrangement. To add some honeysuckle into your next order from us, just specify; we will more than happily oblige. Enjoy your weekend, Garden of Eden fans!