Mar 16, 2010

Flower of the Month: Daffodil

Petite Yellow Flower Earrings by Dalim
Petite Yellow Flower Earrings
by Dalim

The official flower for the month of March is the beautiful, yellow daffodil. These nodding flowers are a sure sign of spring. With their goblet-like petals, they are also quite charming - like a tea-cup for pixies.

Also known as Narcissus flowers, they are associated with the Greek myth of a man who was so vain, he drowned while staring at his own reflection in a pond. Because of this story, the daffodil is often associated with vanity in Western culture.

In Chinese tradition, the daffodil has a much more honorable role as a typical New Years decoration. It is a common symbol of wealth and prosperity throughout Asia. The yellow daffodil is also a symbol of friendship in many cultures.

Daffodils have a sweet fragrance, and are a favorite among many flower gardeners for their scent and beautiful color. They originated in the Mediterranean region, and are now grown in a variety of colors all over the world.

For an extra burst of flowery delight, Oh Canada Team member Dee’s Adornments shares this beautiful springtime treasury, Floral Canadian.

Etsy Picks: Floral Canadian

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Ninon, from Les Tricots du Coeur said...

I LOVE daffodils!
They spell spring to me, and that I love :-)
Those earrings are absolutely breathtaking, so lovely.

ennadoolf said...

I need to remember to plant more daffodils next fall! I love them and would love to have more in my garden!

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