Language of Flowers 2 Mimosa

I have been interested meaning of flowers (plants & trees) since I was a child. I  talked to them as I grow some of them and I was so connected with them.  I was so fascinated when I found out that there was the language of Flowers and I could learn what each flower meant.  I read many books and sent flowers as gifts according to the language of flowers since I was in high school. 

I picked Mimosa (Acacia dealbata) as my second *Language of Flowers because it is a February flower in Japan. Although it is not February anymore, I am sorry!

I wanted to write about Mimosa in February, but sometimes things do not go as I plan. My website was down and it took a while for me to bring it back. Then more things happened and I was not able to focus to post it till now.

* If you do not know what is Language of Flowers then please read what I wrote on Language of Flowers 1:

Mimosa is one of my favorite flowers in early spring. The blight yellow color warms my eyes and heart. The mimosa flowers absolutely shine and naturally represent the sun. 

As I checked Language of flowers on

Mimosa showed the Language of flowers in Japan,

secret love 秘密の恋 and friendship 友情

and  in the West,

「(the nature of) secret love,sign of joy」「sensitivity 感受性、思いやりandsafety

They are similar, but not exactly the same.

The mimosa flower is a genus of roughly 400 different shrubs and herbs. The name is derived from the Greek “mimos,” which means an “actor” or “mime,” while the suffix means “resembling.” This is likely because the leaves are said to mimic conscious life.

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It also says: She is my only love. Likewise, she is the flower of reunification. Symbol of gold and sun, mimosa is also the image of the triumphant life because of the hardness of the wood and the victory over the forces of evil. 

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I think this could be a unique Valentine flower gift with a note of the meaning of Mimosa Flower Languages, which is very romantic. Whoever receiving the flower understand your profound importance why you choose Mimosa flowers instead of red rose to her or him.




Language of flowers 1 Japanese Ume Plum

Have you heard Language of flowers?

If you never heard of it, you are not alone.

It is known as “Hana Kotoba” in Japan, the direct translation is “flower word”.
I never heard anybody talk Hana Kotoba in English so I had to check and it shows Language of flowers and Wikipedia said Floriography (language of flowers) is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers.

Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.

I heard “Hana Kotoba” when I was around 8 years old when I started to have interested grown my own flowers. I was curious that each flower has meaning and I have thought of it whenever I grow flowers and plants and felt connections with them.
As I grew up I have started to use Language of flowers meaning when I send flowers to family, friends or people and let them know why I chose this flower for them. I believe that people who received flowers appreciate more than just receiving the flowers and I feel joy using Language of flowers too.

It is wonderful for me to share Language of flowers with you!


My first language of flowers that I picked is Japanese Ume Plum Flower.

I chose it because it is also a January flower in Japan (now I looked at the date and it is the end of January, but I made it!).

As I checked Language of flowers on

Japanese Ume Plum Flower showed  Language of flowers in Japan,

「nobility」, 「faithfulness」, and 「patience」

and  in the West,

「Keep your promise」,「fidelity」and「beauty and longevity」

I did not realize there were different meanings, but I thought that is understanding too.


Red Ume flpwers

Photo: Red Plum Flowers

My father had a Japanese Ume tree in the garden which was just a flowering ume tree so no plums and it was a beautiful reddish color. 

The one I shared here is the Japanese Ume Plum Flower that produces plums.
You might hear that Japanese Ume pickles (Umeboshi).
It is a medicinal and traditional pickle of salty and sour in Japan. 


Photo: Nankou Ume Plum flowers in 2021

I have been making my own Japanese Ume plum pickles every year with organic California Ume plums. Last year I made famous Japanese “Nankou” Ume Plum pickles, Enzyme juice, Jam, and Sauce.
My friend, Kazuko used to make her Umeboshi plum of organic Northern California so I also offer aged Umeboshi plums that she made and my Umeboshi plums if you are interested.

California Aged Organic Umeboshi Plums (1 lb/16oz)

If you know how to use/eat Umeboshi plums then they will help for longevity just like one of Language of flowers meanings so whoever made this language of flowers meaning knew that Japanese Ume plum can be medicinal.

This year I am trying to grow my Japanese Ume plum tree so I hope to see the flowers someday in January.


Photo: Nankou Ume Plum flowers white

Sanae ❤️