Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March Daffodils

Daffodils are the flower of March!

The Daffodil is native to the Mediterranean region, in particular the Iberian Peninsula. They are in the genus Narcissus which has over 50 species.

According to ancient Greek mythology, Narcissus (pictured at right) was a very beautiful young man. One day he went to the pool of water to get a drink of water, but as he was leaning over the stream, he caught a glimpse of his reflection. He immediately fell in love with the reflection, not knowing it was actually himself. When he went to drink from the pool, the figure would “run away.” Since Narcissus wanted to continue staring at this beautiful being, he remained sitting there without taking a drink. Eventually he died there. Around the pool where he died a flower appeared. The Roman version suggests that he was transformed into the flower. The flower is now called the Narcissus Flower (pictured below) and is very closely related to the Daffodil. Today, Daffodils represent lasting friendship. Along with Daffodils, we carry “Double Daffodils” (pictured at bottom left) Double Daffodils have two of every piece of the flower – this means double perianth and / or trumpet.

Stop by or order some daffodils to brighten your day or show someone you care!

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