Spring in Saint Louis – what a beautiful time! As we move into April, we can breathe a sigh of relief, and breathe in the fresh spring air. The first full month of spring represents new life, renewal and fresh flowers – both out of doors, and adorning our homes and offices.
We are certain there is no better way to celebrate a spring birthday than with a bouquet of April’s official flower – the daisy! This classic flower is the perfect representation of spring, as it brings to mind lazy summer days, a sense of carefree joy and innocence; there is really no more iconic image of spring than a field of wild daisies swaying in the breeze. The name daisy originated from an Old English phrase which translates to “day’s eye”. The daisy’s petals shut in the evening and don’t open again until the sun’s rays appear in the morning, much like we open our eyes as the sun rises.
Daisies also have a secret language and meaning, as all flowers do. In Victorian times, when communication was limited by decorum and status, the meaning behind each flower was used to communicate messages to others. In that aspect, the he daisy came to signify both trust and loyalty to the recipient. Roman mythology considered the daisy as the flower of simplicity and innocence, a meaning that has translated through the ages. To this day, a daisy is thought to represent childlike purity and joy.
Although the classic yellow and white daisies may be the most common image that comes to mind, there are actually many variations of daisy, and they grow in a full rainbow of colors. If you ever received a bouquet of pink and orange daisies, they were likely gerbera daisies – the most joyous member of the daisy family. Because of their colors, they blend well with many other bright spring blooms to create gorgeous and exciting arrangements that will brighten any home or office.
Whatever your spring occasion, especially an April birthday, a daisy bouquet from Walter Knoll Florists is the perfect gift.