Flower of the month- Daisy

She loves me...she loves me not....of course, she loves you, afterall we are talking about the darling Daisy! The largest game of “he loves me, he loves me not” was played in Milan Italy by 331 people plucking petals from Daisies to determine if their secret love loved them back! Daisies can be found on all continents except Antarctica.  The Daisy bloom may seem diminutive but they make up for it in quantity....Daisies make up almost 10% of all flowering plants on the planet-WOW!

Daisies grow on a flowering plant and are part of the Asteraceae family which includes sunflowers, chrysanthemums, asters, dandelions and many more. Daisies come in different varieties and colors, however the classic white bloom with a yellow center usually comes to mind when thinking of Daisies. This bloom is a large star-shaped head that has petals radiating out from a center disc, which can be yellow, green or black. These type of Daisies come in yellow, lavender and white. In addition, there are smaller star-shaped Daisies which come in a multitude of colors. There are also Button Daisies which are smaller disc shaped blooms with many tiny petals covering the “button”.

Daisies symbolize purity and innocence and can also mean “I’ll never tell”. Daisies denote a relaxed look and are great paired with Waxflower or Babies Breath for a wild flower bouquet. Daisies are a year round favorite flower among florists because they are long lasting and cheerful. When putting Daisies in water watch out for all of the individual leaves! Be sure and pull all off under the water line.

Come celebrate April birthdays with Daisies as it is the birth flower for the month. No matter the occasion we always have fresh Daisies available. Bring a smile to someone...she loves me!