Spring is finally here – although here in Port Charlotte, the beginning of spring is marked by beach days and sunshine! While most of America is just beginning to hope for the thaw, and look for signs of nature renewing, here in South Florida, beautiful weather is a way of life. Still, we do share one important part of spring with everyone else – our love of flowers. The official flower of April is the daisy – a plant which signifies the purity and childlike excitement of the spring season; this classic yellow and white flower is synonymous with cheerful days and expectation of new things.
As the birth flower of April, the daisy is the perfect flower to send as a gift for all the birthday celebrants in your life – even new babies! And when we celebrate birthdays on the Gulf Coast, we like to do so in beautiful style. So when you choose a birthday floral arrangement, the bright and cheerful Gerbera daisy is a festive option. Gerberas come in vibrant colors that will fit right into the birthday celebration – and gerberas striking hues also mix well with virtually any other floral choice.
There are nearly 23,000 species in the daisy family; which is itself one of the largest categories of flowering plants on the planet. The most recognizable cousin of the daisy is the sunflower ; other classic spring flowers which share the same genus are chrysanthemums, asters and dahlias. The daisy itself is a member of the Asteraceae family; the name is derived from the star like shape of the ray petals. Popular daisies include white and yellow Shasta daisies, ground covering African daisies, to the aforementioned Gerbera daisy.
As the honorary flower of April, the daisy is the perfect choice for all of your important occasions. Whether you opt for an arrangement of traditional daisies, or a bouquet of wild spring flowers; Port Charlotte Florist is guaranteed to deliver all of the carefree joy of spring.