As we prepare to welcome spring this April, the world of flora and fauna is set to bring vibrant colours and life to us. Other than the naturally aesthetic appeal, flowers also have symbolic meanings associated with them. In today’s blog post, we will explore the symbolism of this April’s blooms.
The word "daisy" comes from the Old English word "daeges eage," which means "day's eye." This is because the flower's petals open in the morning and close at night, like a watchful eye. They are known for their white petals and yellow centres, which create a striking contrast that has made them a popular subject in literature, art, and poetry. But they are not just white! There are many different varieties of daisy that come in a range of colors, including pink, yellow, orange, and red. Daisies have a long history of use in folk remedies. Daisies also symbolise childbirth, motherhood and new beginnings. So they’re a great flower to give to welcome a new baby! They have been used to treat everything from headaches and rheumatism to digestive problems and skin irritations. From their medicinal properties to their cultural significance, these flowers have captured the imagination of people all over the world.
2. Sweet Pea
Sweet peas are a beautiful and fragrant flower that is native to the Mediterranean region. They are known for their delicate petals and sweet scent, which has made them a popular choice for gardens and bouquets. They have the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, which makes them a valuable crop for farmers. Sweet peas come in a variety of colors, including pink, purple, white, and blue. They are also available in bi-colored and tri-colored varieties.Often used as a symbol of appreciation, sweet peas can be given as a gift to show gratitude. However, some parts of the sweet pea can be poisonous when ingested which is caused by a toxin called lathyrism in the seeds. Sweet peas need to be consistently provided with a good boost of nutrient rich matter to thrive.
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