Friday, 1 August 2014

The Dahlia

I thought it was about time that I explain why I chose the Dahlia as my blog logo and what it represents to me and for wellmeaningbeing. I had no other thing in mind when drafting a logo, it had to be a Dahlia. I love Dahlia's, I love the range of colour and size they can come in and I love the intricate structure each bloom has.

They may not be to everyone's taste but I love how strong and bold they look, whilst retaining an air of beautiful mystery. I can't help but smile when I see them and I can always spot them when at a flower market stall.

Flowers in general symbolise, growth, re-birth, connection, love and unity.

My favourite flower is native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America and Colombia. Mexico happens to be one of my favourite destinations. Dahlia's are feisty flowers and their meanings range from a sign of warning, to change, to travel. The varied meaning of the Dahlia makes this flower a wild card, how each individual may choose it's symbolism could be completely different to the next person. Such is life.

These flowers are unique and eclectic, they are an adventurous specimen. Some people give these flowers to another to symbolise being kind of heart.

Don't be put off by the mention of warning, I think it is there to remind those how may stray to far into adventure that there is always opportunity for change. There is always another path to travel.
For me, I think that is what this blooms structure represents, there is so much going on, its impossible to get bored with the variety of petals (choices) on offer! Life is about making choices, there are so many options, wellmeaningbeing is all about making choices for a healthy, happy life.

This weekend I'm going to buy the biggest bunch of Dahlia's I can find!

What's your favourite flower?


  1. Love this post! and the flower is beautiful :)

  2. Flowers hold powerful messages and healing. How lovely that you access those messages through your logo. Loved this. Thanks for sharing! Xo