It is May, and the birthstone is the gorgeous green emerald. If you aren’t looking to present all of your family and friends with this iconic gemstone for their birthday, we suggest using the emerald as an inspiration to design another rare treasure created by nature – an emerald floral arrangement from City Line Florists.
You may not be able to think of many kinds of green flowers off the top of your head – after all, we tend to think of leaves when we think of green! But there is a wide variety of flowers that present in varying shades of green, and can be arranged to give your May celebrants a striking bouquet sure to make their friends green with envy! Green orchids, roses, and lilies are graceful choices; while the exotic green Fuji mum and dramatic bells of Ireland add a flair they will love. Green hydrangea is another popular spring choice.
Emeralds were first mined in Ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago, and it is rumored that Cleopatra favored them in decorating her palace. An emerald -inspired gift from City Line can do the same thing – for instance, bamboo not only evidences the same color but also carries the same symbolic meaning, that of vitality and good fortune. Our Zen Centerpiece will make a stunning addition to any home, and is a more contemporary interpretation – green orchids and artistic palm fronds will make the birthday party a classy affair!
Did you know that emeralds are very rare in North America – most are mined in South America – but that the precious green gemstone has been found in Connecticut! But in case you haven’t been lucky enough to find, one, count on the designers at City Line Florist to provide some beautiful emerald green replacements for May birthday gifts they will love.