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Daisy, daisy, give me your answer do, I’m half crazy all for the love of you.”

– “Daisy Bell, (Bicycle Built for Two)”

Daisies and Sweet Peas: April Birth Flowers

Whether it’s the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” or the late 19th century “Daisy Bell,” the culture is surrounded by musical inspiration from daisies and their quaint, friendly connotations. The daisy is the blossom of the flower child of the ’60s, the bloom that makes the daisy chain and is so common that we pluck the petals to see if he loves me or loves me not. They are Meg Ryan’s favourite in “You’ve Got Mail,” as she quips, “Daisies are the friendliest flower,” and even Katy Perry chose her favourite spring bloomer as her daughter’s namesake. It’s safe to say that the daisy is—and always has been—one of the cutest, most popular, and favoured of all the flora; everyone loves them!

Cut daisies are so beloved because they last a long time in a vase and are even commonly colored with floral dye to create a whimsical effect. Oxeye daisies are rather large and are probably the most favored of all the varieties.

From Chelsea Flowers

Chelsea Flowers always offers the freshest blooms imaginable and is your go-to florist for the latest, up-to-the-minute blossoms. Even though sweet peas are the April birth flower, they don’t typically bloom until it gets a little warmer in May and June. Daisies of all kinds seem to bloom throughout spring, summer, and even into the fall (think of how sturdy asters are and they thrive well into September and even October).

Chelsea Flowers offers two stunning bouquets that feature the popular small daisy, Feverfew, including “Simply You” (along with calla lilies, sunflowers, eustoma, and hypericum berries) and “Blooming Marvelous.” Even though the small daisy works as a wonderful filler, Feverfew stands out on its own as a holistic and medicinal plant that looks modest but is also very powerful in wildcrafting. Even alongside gerbera daisies and roses, Feverfew daisies add a touch of cozy elegance.

The Sweetest of All: Sweet Peas

Here are sweet peas, on tip-toe for a flight:

With wings of gentle flush o’er delicate white,

And taper fulgent catching at all things,

To bind them all about with tiny rings.” –John Keats

Sweet peas have always been admired for their delicate beauty and became hugely popular in Victorian England, where they were often used in bouquets for weddings (as well as other grand occasions) for noblemen and women. There’s no cuter term of endearment than “sweet pea,” and, of course, they are most known for their magnificent fragrance. What one might not know is that the sweet pea is surrounded by symbolism. It used to be (in Victorian England) that they were a symbol of departure or goodbye, while, in certain literature, they have been associated with gratitude and blissful pleasure. Today, we see them as a sign of everlasting friendship. Although they are very delicate, certain varieties of sweet peas can grow up to six feet tall as their vines and magnificent green tendrils wrap and twine around any trellis. They also bloom in a wide variety of over 200 colours and unique fragrances. Some smell very sweet, while others have a muskier aroma.

To learn more about Chelsea Flowers, the floral arrangements mentioned above, and all they have to offer, check out the links below:

https://chelseaflowers.co.uk/product/simply-you/

https://chelseaflowers.co.uk/product/blooming-marvelous/

For more on sweet peas, click the links consulted in this blog:

https://bouqs.com/blog/aprils-birth-month-flower/#:~:text=dogs%20and%20cats.-,Secondary%20April%20Birth%20Flower%3A%20Sweet%20Pea,and%20rich%2C%20well%20drained%20soil

https://lovflowers.co.uk/blogs/news/sweet-peas