Tuesday, March 3, 2009

BIRTH FLOWER OF THE MONTH: March..."The Daffodil"

Everyone knows about monthly birthstones... but you know you have a birth FLOWER too, right?

We are going to kick off the start of each month with a "Flower of the Month" post. So let's get right to it!

The Daffodil...

{Photo: Courtesy of Mooseys Country Garden}

Symbolism of the Daffodil...
The Daffodil represents REBIRTH, RESPECT, CHIVALRY, FAITHFULNESS, SPRING, and HOPE. No wonder it's the flower of choice for the American Cancer Society, it's so cheery and lovely!

Color Variety...
Solid yellow more than likely is what you're used to seeing. It's true it's the most common color (and what a perfect fit for a spring flower!) There are also other "happy" color variations of white, yellow, and orange color combinations. Pretty pinks can also be found in this flower, too!

{Photo: Courtesy of Trombly's Greenhouse)

Fun Fact...
The Daffodil is the emblem of Wales. If you're interested, you can read about it here.

I don't know about you but I think this flower looks like it's smiling up at you...it just makes me feel warm all over. Winters in Michigan are incredibly long and when daffodils are in season I know spring is just around the corner. What a great feeling!

{Photo: Courtesy of Dutch Bulbs}

...and there you have it, your daily eye candy! Happy Birthday March babies!


Great flower lady said...

Thanks for posting this lord knows we are ready here in Mi. for some sunny days~

flower Philippines said...

Wow!great very beautiful shot of flowers nice shot!