Birthday Flower Guide

birth flowers
Did you know that every birth month has a flower and that every flower has a meaning? Just like birth stones. Find out what meaning your birth flower has
Carnation: Carnations, originally from the East, have been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. These hardy, fragrant flowers represent pride and beauty. Send carnations to let someone know you are proud of them. Iris: Irises open in the spring and can remain open for several days. Traditionally, this graceful flower has been chosen to convey "my compliments." Compliment someone today by sending them a floral arrangement of irises. Daffodil: When daffodils arise from the ground, it is considered a sign that winter is coming to an end and warmer weather is approaching. Daffodils represent chivalry. Present some daffodils to that handsome man at work who always holds the elevator for you.
Daisy: Legend has it that the daisy originated from a nymph who wanted to escape unwanted attention. Transforming herself into this charming, but unassuming wildflower began the daisy’s association with simplicity and modesty. Send daisies when you want to express your playful, childlike side. Lily: The majestic white lily symbolizes chastity and virtue. Tiger lilies represent wealth and pride. Send a floral bouquet of tiger lilies to wish someone happiness and prosperity. Rose: Roses are the symbol of love and passion. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, presented a rose to Eros, the god of love. Roses have many meanings, according to number and color.
Larkspur: Larkspur, a member of the buttercup family, symbolizes levity. Send a bouquet of larkspur to help someone see the humor in a situation. Gladiolus: From the Latin word meaning sword, gladiolus represented Roman gladiators. Gladiolus symbolize strength of character. Send a bouquet of gladiolus to a person whose character you admire. Aster: In ancient times, it was believed that if aster leaves were burned, the perfume would drive away evil serpents. Today, asters are used to symbolize patience. Running behind on a client’s project? Send some asters to show that you appreciate them bearing with you.
Calendula: Sometimes called "summer bride" or "husbandman’s dial," because it’s flower head follows the sun. In the language of flowers, the calendula means "winning grace." Once considered the most sacred of flowers, in India it was placed around the necks of holy statues. Send a bouquet filled with calendulas when you want to express contentment and joy. Chrysanthemum: These flowers have been grown in Chinese gardens for over 2,000 years. Today, the chrysanthemum is acknowledged as a symbol of the sun. Chrysanthemums represent fidelity. Send them to your spouse in honor of your wedding anniversary. Narcissus: It’s said that when Narcissus bent down to kiss his reflection in a pool of water he drowned. Upon learning that the most beautiful thing on earth had died, Apollo turned Narcissus into a scented flower to be enjoyed forever. Symbolizing self–confidence and assurance, a bouquet filled with narcissus sends a message of strength and belief in the recipient.
     

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