At last! Springtime in Columbus is here in full force and nature is emerging everywhere we look. As the unofficial emblems of the season, fresh flowers can be a popular way to share joy and bring the beauty of the outdoors in. Every month of the calendar year has a flower assigned to represent it. As we enter April, it is no surprise that the official flower is one of the most iconic spring flowers, the daisy. Known as a carefree symbol of happiness and childhood innocence, the daisy is a fitting birth flower for the first full month of spring.
Why is the daisy so widely loved? This unassuming wildflower rounds out the list of the top five floral choices in the world, behind more traditional choices such as roses, carnations, chrysanthemums and tulips. The classic white and yellow ray flower is also available in bright hues that span the spectrum. Yellow, hot pink and vibrant oranges are often exhibited in the petals of the gerbera daisy; which sometimes even presents different colors in the same flower.
The daisy’s family actually comprises over 10% of the flowers on the planet! Related to the sunflower and marigold as well as a host of other spring favorites, this hardy flower grows on every continent except Antarctica, and seems to thrive equally well in valley meadows and high on mountains. One reason may be that the daisy is a vascular plant; meaning it has the ability to circulate water throughout its system.
Once this classic flower is arranged by Griffin’s Floral Design, it brings a fresh beauty that is unparalleled. If you are looking to send a meaningful gift to your friends and family celebrating a birthday in April, send the daisy. This crisp, hopeful flower will deliver your well wishes in beautiful style.