Like states have mottos, state birds and flowers, so months of the year have birthstones and flowers. All flowers are beautiful, but what fun to honor someone’s birthday with the flower of their month! Most everyone knows their zodiac sign and birthstone, but you can be the informant for birth flowers for all your family, colleagues and friends. What a lovely messenger of happiness that makes you!
January ~ Carnation
January may be the coolest month of the year, but you can deliver some sunshine under cold gray skies with carnations. Many layers of crinkled-edged petals swirl tightly around an almost imperceptible center. Carnations come in many colors and sizes, represent admiration and women (also official Mother’s Day flower), and they are one of the longest lasting of blooms.
February ~ Iris
February connotes love and hearts, but irises in vibrant shades of indigo, lavender, mellow yellow and creamy white represent wisdom, valor and faith. They have exquisite, multi-color blooms and are extremely popular among well-known painters for their artistic composition.
March ~ Daffodil
Known as “mud season” in the northern tier of the country, March ushers in spring in central and southern states with daffodils emerging right after crocuses signal spring is imminent. Their fragrance is unmistakable, and brilliant sunshine yellows emit joy and happiness wherever they go.
April ~ Daisy
April showers bring May flowers, and you can light up someone’s April birthday, even on a rainy day, with the whimsical, cheerful kind of birthday greeting only sweet daisies can deliver. It’s a playful flower appropriate for a valued friendship on any level.
May ~ Lily
May is a joyful spring month, and the majesty of bold and beautiful lilies just seems appropriate. Bloomstoday tucks lily buds into bouquets so they open after being delivered for longest lasting blooms and enjoyment. The grandiose beauty in lilies express a pure heart and admiration.
June ~ Rose
June is the most popular month for weddings, but babies are born, and birthdays are abundant as well. Known the world over for the flower that spells l-o-v-e and r-o-m-a-n-c-e, roses are really just as fitting for birthdays, friendship and congratulations in an elegant expression.
July ~ Delphinium
There once was a Doormouse who lived in a bed ~ Of delphiniums (blue) and geraniums (red) ~ And all the day long he’d a wonderful view ~ Of geraniums (red) and delphiniums (blue). Also known as larkspur, the stately delphinium in lovely shades of blue symbolizes genuine affection.
August ~ Gladiola
August ushers in an all-too-soon back-to-school sensation, along with warm temperatures and outdoor birthday parties. The tall, elegant gladiola evokes strength and integrity, comes in an abundant selection of colors and delivers a royal kind of presence.
September ~ Aster
September birthdays may collide with football and the beginnings of fall with leaves changing and a slight nip in the morning air. Asters have that fresh-from-the-field appearance and add pops of pinks and purples to an increasingly brown and rust landscape. Bouquets are long-lasting and luscious for the delicate petals and starry centers.
October ~ Marigold
Talk about a flower matching the month, marigolds in multiple gold tones, rusty reds, sunset oranges and crimson colors mirror leaves of deciduous trees that leaf-peepers drive hundreds of miles to view. October birthdays are magical for having marigolds, though they may not do well in cut flower bouquets. Talk to the Bloomstoday floral professional about your special October birthday bouquet.
November ~ Chrysanthemum
As the holiday season bolts into stores and homes in a grandiose way, you can remember a loved one, co-worker or friend’s birthday with a wonderfully lush, full arrangement of chrysanthemums. They bring optimism and joy wherever they go, and they especially deliver super happy birthday wishes in a multitude of colors.
December ~ Poinsettia
Once relegated to the weed category, the poinsettia has found its place as a Christmas flower favorite, as well as the treasured birth flower for December. It connotes delight and cheerfulness and stands as a bright red and green birthday flower suitable for this happy, holiday month.
By Joanne M. Anderson
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