photo by Dries Buytaert
Chysanthemums, or mums (much easier to spell!) have a few meanings. For the Victorians, a white mum signifies "truth".
In China, mums represent grief, and are a traditional flowers at funerals. Red mums for the Victorians represent "love".
Because mums are so commonly used in funeral arrangements, it's hard to find something innovative (I really need to do an entry on flower arrangements!) In the meantime, how about a mum bundt cake?