Birthdays are forever an excuse to celebrate, and there’s something special about a milestone birthday, whether that’s 21 or hitting 50. Traditionally, gifting flowers to our loved ones on their birthday is a popular practice, but how and why do we choose plants to give?
During the mid-1700s, whilst the English and French were visiting Turkey, an entire language of flowers was discovered from which the Victorians created meanings and characteristics for every flower, that we still use to convey messages and express our feelings today.
Research at Rutgers University found that 100% of their study group experienced a pure and true sense of happiness when receiving a bouquet of fresh flowers. They can make us happy for so many reasons, adding brightness, colour, fragrance and texture to our homes. The familiar floral fragrances can transport us back to old memories.
Flowers aren’t just about sitting pretty, just like birthstones, each month has a birth flower, each with their own symbolism and meaning. So, personalise your present by choosing flowers that will have an impact.
Now you’re all set to get planning which brilliant blooms to give to your loved ones when their birthdays come around.