Welcome April! Everyone is excited to see the first full month of spring, and to finally leave the winter behind us.
There is really no better gift to celebrate spring – and spring birthdays – than fresh flowers. Every month on the calendar has a flower assigned to it, and the official flower of April is none other than the iconic daisy. The daisy evokes a deep sense of happiness, innocence and carefree days; fields of daisies and fresh picked bouquets are representative of all of spring’s ambiance and charm. Along with its cousin the sunflower, the daisy has come to express sunshine, warm days and the joy of this time of year.
The name daisy comes from an Old English phrase which translates to “day’s eye”. Because the daisy closes up in the evening, wrapping its petals tightly around the center disc and only opening up at sunrise, the name is perfectly suitable. Daisies also have a deeper symbolic meaning; as all flowers do. In Victorian times, the secret language of flowers was used to communicate sentiments to others, and the daisy came to represent both trust and loyalty. Roman mythology memorialized the daisy as the flower of innocence and simplicity. Both of these traditions have carried over into modern times and still signify the daisy’s deeper meaning.
Whether you display a vase of classic yellow and white daisies on your kitchen table, or choose to create a vivid display of colorful gerbera daisies, this flower of spring is the perfect choice. Gerberas are a variety of daisies that come in a wide range of colors and make for whimsical and fun arrangements for all occasions.
Whatever your spring occasion, a daisy of any type or color will not let you down. To bring an air of seasonal cheerfulness into your home or office, or to send to a loved one for their April birthday, choose daisies from Blossom Flower Shops. Whether Yonkers or White Plains, our expert florists are here to help you bring home the perfect bouquet.