Come April, we're well into the swing of Autumn. Days are getting shorter and we are getting cosier, enjoying all the beautiful perks that come with cooler weather. For April borns, it's a time to celebrate and bask in the final warm sunshine rays.
The birth flower for April is the much loved Daisy. Stemming from Old English, daisy comes from “day’s eye,” referencing the daily habits of the English daisy, with its petals opening in the day and closing at night. The daisy is actually made up of two flowers. The centre eye—or disc floret—is a collection of tiny florets, while the ray floret (the petals) radiate from the centre, resembling the Sun. Because a daisy is made up of two flowers that work in perfect harmony, they have long been a symbol of true love.
Symbolising innocence, simplicity and joy, the Daisy is alike the April born, staying forever young and transforming through life with purity. Likened to a fresh start, the Daisy is a perfect emblem for anyone embarking on a new venture.
In Norse mythology, the daisy is the sacred flower of Freyja, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. In turn, the daisy became a symbol of motherhood and childbirth, and of new beginnings.
Flowers have always been a gentle substitute for words, conveying emotions, thoughts, and moods with floral beauty, so maybe it’s time to spoil yourself or someone you love with a special flower that lasts a lifetime.