April is here, and springtime is in full swing! One of the most iconic flowers of spring is the daisy, and to recognize this fact, daisies have been named the official birth flower of the month. Daisies are cheerful and happy. They evoke a feeling of childhood joy and innocence – and given the newness of spring, they make a perfect ambassador for the season, along with another classic flower of spring, the sunflower. It is believed that the name “daisy” is a variation of “day’s eye” because the entire bloom closes up in the evening, and opens up again in the morning sun.
The most recognizable variety of daisy is the familiar yellow and white bloom, called the shasta daisy, but daisies also grow in other types and colors. These include the African daisy, which have white, orange, yellow or apricot flowers – they also close much closer to the ground than their cousins. Gerbera daisies (or gerberas) are the most popular daisies for floral displays, and their large flower heads exhibit a full spectrum of vibrant colors. If you have ever seen a pink, red, orange or violet daisy, that was likely of the gerbera variety. Of course, they also come in yellow, white and peach. Interestingly, each flower can manifest various shades in its petals.
In spring, nature itself seems to be celebrating, and we love celebrating right along with her – so for anyone with an April birthday, let Ah Sam Flowers create a unique bouquet featuring daisies as well as other vivid spring flowers. Our arrangements range from elegant to whimsical, but when you include daisies, the overriding sentiment is happiness. So come into our San Mateo shop and let’s design a spring bouquet for your April birthdays, or just to send some joy.