Did you know that the daisy is related to the artichoke?
In fact, this humble flower has a lot of interesting secrets, even though it is known as one of the most innocent blooms. The iconic yellow and white daisy is legendary for determining true love – “he loves me, he loves me not” – and is used globally for medicinal purposes. Not only that, but daisies are the official birth flower of April, and daisy bouquets are a perfect way to celebrate! To brighten your home with all the carefree beauty of this popular spring flower, simply call City Line Florist.
There are over 23,000 varieties of daisy, and many of them close their petals in the evening in order to “sleep”. They then open their petals wide at morning light, inspiring ancient Anglo-Saxon people groups to name them “daes eag”, or “day’s eye”. Daisies are found on 6 of the 7 continents, and although you may often think of the white and yellow daisy when you consider the flower, they occur in colors that span the spectrum.
Gerbera daisies are often used in professional floral design for many reasons. This hardy variety of the delicate daisy has thick, sturdy stems and large, colorful heads that are perfect for bouquets. After being cut, they last for longer periods of time than many flowers, which makes them a wonderful choice for a gift or home decor.
The Daisy that Never Sleeps: Gerbera daisies differ from their more common relatives in that they do not close up at night. Gerberas exhibit vivid reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks that provide vibrant daisy bouquets to celebrate April birthdays!
Daisies were used in ancient times to heal wounds, and they are still used today to speed healing and ease digestive issues. They are completely edible, and will sometimes appear in gourmet salads, soups, and sandwiches. If you wish to quiet a nagging cough, brew up some pleasant-tasting “daisy tea”. The uses for this amazing flower seem to go on and on! Still, we love them most as bouquets that share love and celebration with our friends.
For all your occasions in Trumbull and Shelton, call City Line Florist. We have the expertise, quality flowers, and a passion for making every day more beautiful.