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January Flower is Carnation and Snowdrops: Some scholars believe that the name "carnation" comes from "coronation" or "corone" (flower garlands), as it was one of the flowers used in Greek ceremonial crowns. Carnations are often worn on special occasions, especially Mother's Day and weddings.
February Flower is Violet, Primrose: Most Viola species are small perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs. A number of species are grown for their ornamental flowers in borders and rock gardens; the garden pansy in particular is an extensively used spring and autumn/winter bedding & pot plant.
this Gardening page is dedicated to Birth Flowers.
Flower Of The Month / Birth Flowers:Just as each month has its own gemstone/birthstones, did you know that each month also has its own traditional birth flower appropriate for the month and season. Take a look at a complete list of Birth Flowers and each month they represent.
March Flower is Daffodil, Jonquil:The first flower to lead the way through the cold snowy ground to scream out "It's Spring." In some countries the yellow is associated with Easter. Brilliant yellow blooms of all kinds symbolize friendship, a new beginning, and happiness.
April Flowers are Daisy,& Sweet Pea: It is thought that the name "daisy" is a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. Chaucer called it "eye of the day". The species is widely naturalized in North America, where it is considered an invasive weed.
May Flowers are Lily of the Valley, Hawthorn: Convallaria majalis is a popular garden plant, grown for the scented flowers. This woodland plant is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe and a limited native population in Eastern USA.
June Flowers are Rose, Honeysuckle: Roses are one of the most popular garden shrubs, as well as the most popular and commonly sold florists' flowers. In addition to their great economic importance as a florists crop, roses are also of great value to the perfume industry. see National Rose Month
July Flowers are Larkspur, Water Lily: Water lilies are plants in the family Nymphaeaceae that live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family Nyhmpaeaceae contains 8 genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world.
August Flowers are Gladiolas, Poppy: Poppies have long been used as a symbol of both sleep and death: sleep because of the opium extracted from them, and death because of their (commonly) blood-red color. In Greco-Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead.Poppies are used as emblems on tombstones to symbolize eternal sleep.
September Flowers Aster, Morning Glory: As the name implies, morning glory flowers, which are funnel-shaped, open in the morning, allowing them to be pollinated by hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other daytime insects and birds as well as Hawkmoth at dusk for longer blooming variants.
October Flowers Calendula, Cosmos:The name Calendula stems from the Latin kalendae, meaning first day of the month, presumably because pot marigolds are in bloom at the start of most months of the year. Marigolds are considered by many gardening experts as one of the most versatile flowers to grow in a garden, especially since it is easy to grow.
November Flower Chrysanthemum: Modern chrysanthemums are much more showy than their wild relatives. The flowers occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. This genus contains many hybrids and thousands of cultivars developed for horticultural purposes.
National Chrysanthemum Day is July 18.
December Flower Narcissus, Holly: In many western cultures, holly is a traditional Christmas decoration, used especially in wreaths. Many of the hollies are highly decorative, and are widely used as ornamental plants in gardens and parks.