On April 15th, 1802 William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth: Together with a Description of the Country of the Lakes in the North of England, Now First Published with his Works. Edited by Henry Reed. Philadelphia: Kay & Troutman, 1846.
Keep your birth month flowers in your home to draw luck to you.
January: Though this cold and gloomy season seems like an unlikely time for flowers to bloom, but nature has designed flowers which love the extreme weather. The flower associated with the month is Carnation and is said to symbolise love, fascination and distinction. Carnation, which is also commonly called Gillyflower, is found in a number of colors from pink to purple-red. love, pride, beauty, purity, distinction, and fascination, loyal
February: This month is associated with St. Valentine’s Day and red roses. However, the flower for the month is Violet. The flower symbolises faithfulness, humility and chastity. Gifting violets in the Victorian era conveyed the message’ I’ll always be true’. The flower is found in shades of blue, mauve as well as yellow and cream. faithfulness, wisdom and hope
March: This month is synonymous with the onset of spring. Accordingly the flower associated with this month is Daffodil also known as Jonquil or Narcissus. The colours of the bloom include white, yellow and orange. A gift of these flowers conveys the hidden meaning of friendship and happiness. rebirth, respect, regard and unrequited love
April: This month is associated with Sweet pea flower which bloom in a wide range of soft colors as well as two tone colours. It is said to symbolise pleasure or good-bye. In the Victorian era, these flowers formed a part of the bouquet which was sent to someone to convey gratefulness. modesty and simplicity
April is Daffodil month, and I’ll be making mini daffodil cross stitch pins again this year to raise donations for the Canadian Cancer Society! They are $15 a pin (plus shipping): $10 for materials and $5 is donated directly to the CCS.
Dear Greek Gods, figured I'd also let you know that April is Daffodil Month here in Canada. Basically any major venue (malls, hospitals, etc) all across the country will have volunteers with booths set up selling Daffodils. All the money they raise goes to Cancer research. So not only do you get a pretty flower, you get the sense that you are helping.
THAT’S FABULOUS!!! I’m going to add this to my updates tab right away. :3