Pincushions are a symbol of strength and enthusiasm.

These flowers are so distinct, they are hard to forget once you’ve seen them! Pincushions have fluffy centres, yet spiny & pin-shaped petals. They often come in a range of vibrant colours—yellow, orange or red, and are pretty sturdy when well-taken care of.

To us, they resemble fireworks, or… a pin cushion! Those little stuffed cushions grandma has to hold her needles when she’s done sewing—sounds familiar?

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