Boscobel Roses

Boscobel Roses | David Austin Roses : 2016 latest Roses 

Boscobel Roses are the most beautifully formed flowers of a rich salmon color. They begin to bloom out as shades of red buds and which open up into pretty cup shaped blooms and gradually develop into perfectly formed blooms of classic rosette formation. There are several petals of varying shades, intermingling providing different layers(78 petals per flower) of classic salmon pink.
The fragrance from these roses are medium to strong and have hints of pear, almond and elder flower. They are usually medium sized flowers with dark green leaves which are very vigorous and healthy.
Bred by David Austin, Boscobel are an absolute beauty which is sure to draw attention due to this stunning characteristics. They bloom from late spring until frost. They are usually upto 3 ft tall and generally give out a distinct aroma along the path that it grows. They are best grown in full sun, in rich and fertile well drained soils as it requires adequate moisture to reach its peak.
Named after Boscobel House, a beautiful timber-framed house built in 1600’s and famous for being the place where King Charles II hid in an oak tree whilst being chased by Cromwell’s soldiers during the English Civil War in 1651.
David Austin’s English Roses combine the flower forms and perfume of Old Roses with the color range and repeat flowering habits of modern roses. As a rose breeder, David Austin’s achievement is in cumulating the romantic ‘English Rose’ look with reliable garden performance, vigorous growth, full bushes, disease resistance and prolific season – long bloom. Over 200
English Roses have been release since 1961, many of them have the highest awards.
According to Martin Ogden, the garden designer also known as The Teddington Gardener, it is an absolute beauty with rich colors that vary from peach to pink as temperatures warm up or cool down. As the red buds open, they gradually develop into sumptuous blooms in the form of a classic rosette. Catalog copy tells us “the numerous small petals are of varying shades, mingling to provide the most pleasing effect.”
Martin also reports that Boscobel has the strongest fragrance of almost any recent English rose.
David Austin has been breeding roses for over 5 decades and some of the varieties are as below:
Here are the roses (PS. Since the descriptions were written by the folks at David Austin you have to read them with a British accent!)
Tranquillity – Beautifully formed creamy white flowers in the form of a rosette. They are very weather proof and have a light apple fragrance. The growth is relatively upright and it is very healthy. It would be suitable for both more formal areas and in informal borders either purely roses or mixed in with other plants.
Royal Jubilee Large rounded flowers of deep pink with the petals curving in. It is vigorous and bushy and will form a large shrub 5ft or more in height. It has a strong rich fruity fragrant with hints of blackcurrant. It is very healthy. An excellent choice for mixed borders
The Lark AscendingAnother vigorous variety with very beautiful open semi double flowers of light apricot with a light fragrance varying from tea to myrrh. It is extremely healthy. A good variety for a more informal part of the garden and for mixing with perennials or other shrubs
Heathcliff Very large, fully double, rosette shaped flowers of deep crimson. The growth is quite vigorous and would be superb in both formal and informal settings. It has a lovely fragrance of Tea with some Old Rose and hint of cedar wood.
Boscobel – The best of this group for more formal rose gardens although would still be most effective in a more informal border with or without other plants. Very beautiful flowers of rich salmon that change with age to deep pink.  They are very double and in the form of a classic rosette. The fragrance is very strong – myrrh with a hawthorn character with hints of elderflower, pear and almond. It is upright in habit and very healthy

Floral Gift Tray Decorations

Online Flower Gift Delivery in India

Gifting has always been a very tedious process especially when it is something personal that you have to give but don’t know what and how to present the gift. From searching from the ideal gift to the presentation of the gift to the receiver is quite an uphill task.

We at May Flower have received many such requests from our clients to enhance the presentation of their gifts in manner that looks alluring, artistic and leaves a lasting impression in the mind of the receiver.
Being top florists in Mumbai, it is apparent that the use of flowers will be used to enhance the beauty of the gifts that are to be presented. At May Flower we decorate the gifts in a tray usually made out of wood or wicker and add to that a touch of floral bliss! Be it wine bottles, champagne bottles, chocolates, garments, cutlery etc. we have done it all with flowers. By just adding a touch of floral décor to the overall gift, one can enhance the impact that is sure to delight the receiver upon delivery as after all, presentation is most vital. There have been times where we have even taken fresh fruits to give it vivid colors and textures to add more finesse to the overall appeal of the presentation. Decorated with ribbons, candles, handmake paper and other decorations, the final outcome is sure to enhance the gift by leaps and bounds.
Our florists usually pick a color that matches to the overall theme of the gift or chose a color of fresh florals that blend with the overall presentation of the gift bouquet so as to enhance but not give-away the display of the main gift itself. In these kinds of deliveries, we generally use dainty flowers such as lilies, or orchids with a touch of chrysanthemums. Large flowers do not go very well in these kinds of gift decorations. We also have to ensure that during delivery of flower gift, none of the water or other elements of the florals spoil the gift.
These are carefully arranged and delivered by our team carefully to the recipient. Most of these orders are usually sent out during announcement of weddings, or birth of a new child, to any informal occasion as well. Presentation is the key aspect in these kinds of orders that we undertake at May Flower.
Once these gifts are delivered by our team, it is very easy for the receiver to open their gift from the decorated basket or tray but one has to make sure that once the gift is detached from the basket, it should not look incomplete or empty. After all the flowers can look attractive by itself in the tray and can be considered a dual gift as a basket bouquet of flowers after the gift has been removed.
Such bouquets are decorated exclusively for Mumbai and delivered by our team on request. You may not find any such flower bouquets on our site but we are happy to create these custom made gift trays for any kind of gifts and deliver the gifts to you anywhere across Mumbai.

What are Floral Wreaths?

What are Floral Wreaths?

Floral Wreaths are rings made out of flowers, leaves, twigs that can be used for funerals or for just door decoration. In most countries, wreaths are used for door decoration or mantle decorations and are mostly used during Christmas time. The Christmas Wreath symbolizes the strength of life overcoming the forces of winter. In ancient times wreaths hung on doors symbolized victory and celebration. This is one of the reasons it is still hung on doors today. Most of these wreaths are made of exotic flowers.

Wreaths are also used during funerals which are usually placed on the grave or on the casket. The funeral wreaths have usually pale colors such as yellows or whites and could sometimes bear flowers with a slight fragrance. A funeral wreath symbolizes a touching tribute to the deceased. They are sometimes even presented on a freestanding easel.

In India wreaths are usually sent only for funerals and they are mostly white in color. Wreaths are widely used by Christians in India and you would rarely see any other religious group using a wreath.

Flowers used in wreaths widely are Lilies. White Lilies are usually considered the go-to funeral flower and there’s a significant meaning behind this strongly aromatic flower. Lilies suggest that the soul of the deceased has returned to the state of innocence and peacefulness.

Roses are another common flower that are used for funeral wreaths. White Roses are the ultimate symbol of spirituality, purity and innocence. Yellow roses are often given by friends to show their bond. Orchids are another popular choice when making wreaths. Their delicate touch and swaying posture add a beautiful abstract touch to the wreath design. Most of these wreaths will have flowers that provide a background to the structure and these flowers are none other than chrysanthemums.  Most of the wreaths will have white Chrysanthemums to add texture and often white symbolizes innocence.

Other flowers used at wreaths may include Carnations, Gerbera’s, and in some rare cases even Hydrangea’s.

We at May Flower prepare wreaths which are used with a floral sponge so that the flowers can retain the water and when placed, it would last for a couple of days. Most florist’s wreaths do not contain the floral sponge and thus tend to die out in a few hours. We also make Cross’s. These are another variety of a wreah in a shape of a cross having similar white and pale colored flowers. You can find many such designs and flowers that are sent for such occasions on the site under Sympathy section.

Picking The Right Flowers

How to choose the right flowers for the right occasion

Picking out the right kind of flowers for different occasions can be quite a challenging task. What kind of flowers to get, or what color should they be or what form they should be in i.e. hand bunch or basket or vase etc. Many such factors must be taken into consideration before making a final choice of what bouquet to be sent. Some flowers and colors have different symbolisation and knowing these could be quite helpful in knowing what would be the right kind of bouquet to be sent.

Birthdays, being the most common occasion for sending flowers can have a wide variety of flowers to be sent. For a general birthday anything bright and cheerful in any form could be sent and would be well appreciated. For milestone birthdays such as 25 years or 50 years etc special colors like red and gold and silver can be added to the bouquets. Even number of flowers can signify the occasion for example a 60th birthday could have 60 roses of any color or maybe 59 of red color and 1 of white to symbolise the 60 years of life. Any flower goes for birthday. Be it roses, carnations, to lilies, orchids, calla lillies, hydrangea’s to name a few.

Anniversaries and Wedding bouquets are another occasion where flowers are sent and you can never go wrong with reds and pinks with a primary focus on roses which are a complete fail safe option. Avoid sending yellows or any such off beat color. Lilies can be a good option in this case as they have a very delicate feel and a very classy look that can enhance your bouquet.

New Borns are easy to send for. You can use pinks for girls and shades of whites and blues for a boy and can add balloons and stuffed toys of the said colors to give an additional celebration touch to the bouquet. Adding Chocolates to them could enhance the overall gift. Orchids, Roses, Carnations etc all go well with these. Adding some chrysanthemums to give a more fuller look can add more depth and beauty to your bouquet.

Funerals, Condolences whilst not a very celebratory occasion, one can send flowers to comfort the grieving ones and flowers such as pale yellows, whites etc are a good choice. Sending wreaths to a funeral home are one of the few options that many do opt for. Fragrant flowers are also an option such as tuberoses or oriental lilies which emit a soft fragrant that can fill up a room in no time.

Valentines Day or sending flowers to someone who you like, sends a strong message by sending red or pink flowers to the special someone. Gifts have their place but flowers speak a more direct language of love in this particular field. When you speak of love the only color that comes to mind is red and the only flower that comes to mind is rose. Red Roses adding with a touch of white gypsophila or white chrysanthemums can give a beautiful touch to the bouquet. Long Stemmed roses is a must in this matter.

Thank you flowers to thank someone for their help or assistance have to be a more personal touch. Knowing what the receiver would like helps convey a personal message and having a hand written card adds to character to the bouquet and passing on the message in a more personal tone. The bouquet need not be huge or exaggerated but something small but with classy flowers will certainly convey the message elegantly.

As such a few occasions have been highlighted and one can never go wrong with sending soothing and cheerful colors for any such occasion. Extreme contrasting colors are also a good choice but only for certain occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries or sending a congratulations message across.

Choosing the correct color combination is primary than to choosing the flower. Once you have a good color combination then the flower aspect becomes secondary and if you get both right then you have one beautiful bouquet that is sent across to your loved one.

I have highlighted some basic options for sending flowers and you can experiment with the bouquets and see for yourself what really defines your style and persona.

Specialty of Winter Flowers

Winter is the time of the year, when you sit before the fire, and having a big mug of coffee in your hand, and you think some coziest thing in your mind at the cold break day. Winter is also that time, when everyone is in wait of arrival of Valentine’s Day to express love and affiliation with his or her beloved ones. Then what can you think of to infuse warmth and colors in the life of your beloved ones than to offer the beautiful combinations of the flowers. Flowers represent many beliefs for the people; flowers are the representation of the love, as a sympathetic gift for the lovers, companion in sorrows, and a partner in the absence of the partner. Flowers are not the thing to say good-bye to the winter, but theseare the representations of the love to your beloved ones and with this, flowers offer the best sensation to the people.

There are different types of flowers, which are specialized for the winter only. These flowers are such flowers, which simply can bring the romance, liveliness, and charm in the celebrations of the Valentine’s Day. This is always one of the best things available for the people, this will allow you to adopt the best parts of the services, in this way, winter flowers are heavily demanded in due to the arrival of Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s flowers will not only the right ambience. That is the reason flowers are important for the Valentine’s Day, and winter flowers are preferably used for this.

After admitting the importance of the winter flowers, one thing that at once comes in our mind is that no valentine Day is complete without the Candle light dinner with the presence of the winter flowers to lighten up your mood. Therefore, it is important that you burn the candles in their heady perfumes, toast to your long-lasting relationships, and make the strong bindings of your love with your affectionate. This is so important to prove your love with your dearest and nearest ones.

Once we have set an ambience, the most important thing is to choose the right kind of the flowers in order to balance your private celebration. Your mood will define, what sort of finishing to be added to any occasion whether you are in pure fun, in romantic, frolic, or intense. Therefore, this is always one of the best things available to determine the right flower combinations available.

Winter flowers come in wide range, but we always take into consideration the Red Rose, this is the best ever flower, and this is the special flower, which is the strength of the Valentine’s Day. Poets love this flower a lot; one famous poet Gertrude Stein immortalized the flower in her famous line as a “a rose a rose a rose”. A Rose reflects the love, symbolizes thinking of Valentine’s Day. Rose can express all sorts of feelings that you associate with flowers. Along with this, there are many other blooms, which can be associated with the flowers, in this way; this is always one of the best options to have the flowers. Furthermore, you can pick up the different range of flowers like lilies, tulips, exotic orchids, bouvardias, chrysanthemum in yellows, pink, and reds and different unique colors of the flowers available, this will make your event as a memorable until the arrival of the next event. You can paint these events, so that this may affect in your mind like dried cement. All of these things are the causes of happiness, and to share the precious moments of your life. “I Love You” is the word, which you want to say to your beloved one, but this is only possible, if you take Red rose with you along with Special Valentine’s Day card, then this will allow you to become a part of this event at all.

Moreover, flowers play an important role in Wedding; large number of people like to get married during the winter seasons, the flowers of winters make a great arrangements for the bride’s bouquets, for the reception, and for the church, in this way, this is always one of the best things available. Here are some different types of winter flowers, which are used for the wedding events, are Lilies, orchids, daisies, Roses, carnations, Red Flowers, and Chrysanthemums. These flowers arrangements will make your entire function as a memorable and a good event.

When it comes to make choices among the colors, we have to choose among the blues, purple, white, red, glittery gold, metallic silver and shady flowers.In addition, if you are worry to find the creative ideas, then do not hesitate to contact with the florist, who can help you to make the best arrangements and flowery arrangements. Florists will make your winter function cherish and loving.

How to Make Your Online Flower Purchase Secure

Make Your Online Flower Purchase Secure

 Online flowers are a big relief indeed, it has made a lot of things easy for the people as they are not required to visit the florist shop again and again and it also prevents them to get charged monthly for their floral bills. If you are the one who is getting the daily or weekly floral delivery services from your nearest local florist then now you do not have to do this. Because it is not a wise decision to pay those extra flowers you will get at home for no purpose. Now you have an option to get the desired flowers on demand at your home within limited time then why you should waste your money.

This is been a great facility for the people but people use to hesitate while using this due to the fear of sharing the credit card details with any third party. As it involves a big risk in it and nobody can sure about the safe usage of the information. Butnow you can make your online flower purchase safer by following some useful tips.

Tip # 1: Reputation of the business

Reputation of the business is much more important before making a trade with that business, whenever you are going to order some flowers online then try to make it possible that you will oblige only the reliable and reputed online flower shop. Or if it is your first experience then it good for it you take any advice or suggestion from your friend or any other person in circle. But if you do not have such person around you then make an in depth research on the company to evaluate that from how long it is providing the services and what is its track record in the field and in the services as well. This will really help you a lot.

Tip # 2: Safe payment security system

The second most important thing that you need to keep in your mind is the payment system, you need to ensure one thing that the site you are using to make an online purchase should have a secured and authorized payment system that build up records and works legally smooth without any issue. This is really very important for you to know as if you ignore this then it might be possible that your credit card details will be leaked.

Tip # 3: Select a site offers PayPal transfers

It is your first right to secure your transactions and money in the bank while dealing online, so it is better for you that you chose such online flower shop that supports and offers you the PayPal money transfer instead of credit or debit card. This will be the secured and most reliable way to deal with the online store, you do not have to provide your credit or debit card pin to them and through PayPal you can easily make you payment for the flowers you have ordered.

Tip # 4: Get full details of payment

It is better for you to know that for what services and products you are getting changed on your account. While ordering the flowers online then you should not forget t demand for the complete transaction details from them. This detailed payment receipt will let you know that what are the charges you are going to pay and for what purpose. You will know the original price of flowers, delivery charges and other packing and picking charges as well. This will be another way to save your wallet or card form being overcharged.

Online Flower Shops – A center for your convenience

Online flower shops

The present era is the era of technology and internet, every business whether it is small or huge is largely based on internet. Every entrepreneur prefers to run and operate his business through online medium knowing the importance of internet and concern of people’s towards the internet. Similarly if you closely observe the behavior of common people then you find out that it is their common approach to search out anything on internet to get it as soon as possible at home. Internet also brought up an innovation in the buying habits of the people, in the past people prefer to visit markets and find out the stuff at the best price along with the quality. But now people use to get the quality products and stuff at their home via home delivery by the online companies.

It was the rare cases when you find out a few companies or business online or they are offering the online purchasing, but now every small business is offering the online services as well. No matter it is a restaurant, book shop, gift shop or even the flower corner as well you can find out everything on internet easily. Well after all we have a great advantage for this advancement as if we need to get anything urgent then we can order it right on phone or through internet and the stuff will be at home.

Make possible the availability

Most importantly the availability of online flower shops is amazing, mostly people use to face a problem while they have to present the flowers to someone on any occasion especially on valentine’s day when the flowers are short and some of select flowers like roses are out of stock at most of the shops. On the important event like the Valentine’s Day, rose day, friendship day or in wedding season it is difficult that you might get the flower of your choice form the retailer near you but you can find them here online.

Your flower suggestion counter

In another situation if you have to visit someone and already got late in your preparations and consider that if you spend more time to select flowers then it will be more late then your problem is solved by the online flower shops. As these shops are now offering you to get the flower advisory, if you are unable to select the flowers then no problem. You just have to tell them about the event or your relation with the receiver and for more accuracy tell about you preference and then a beautiful and glamorous flower bouquet will be at you home in no time.

Deliver flowers for you anytime

People can not only book the flowers in advance on these sites but they can send them directly to the prospect of the flowers. As if you want to send flowers to someone on a welcoming occasion but there is a transport issue with you or there is rain then you can just book the flowers form online stores, pay them through your card and ask them to deliver the flowers on the address of that person. This is the best facility you will get from these online flower shops, this direct delivery line makes the delivery of fresh flowers possible to the destination. In the same way if you are at a place when you need flowers urgently and there is not any flower shop around you then these online flower shops are the best for you because they promise to deliver flowers anywhere you demand.

Emotional Impact of Flowers

Emotional Impact of Flowers Study

The Emotional Impact of Flowers Study was published in the April 2005 issue of Evolutionary Psychology.

With today’s high-tech and fast-paced lifestyle taking its daily toll on our lives, experts advise exercise and other personal lifestyle changes to relieve stress. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.

“What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study.

Research Findings

 A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioural and emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.
Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.
“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.”

Sharing Space

The study also explored where in their homes people display flowers. The arrangements were placed in areas of the home that are open to visitors – such as foyers, living rooms and dining rooms – suggesting that flowers are a symbol for sharing.
“Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.”

Emotional Impact of Flowers Study Research Methodology

The Emotional Impact of Flowers Study was conducted by Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Project Director, Human Development Lab at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Haviland-Jones is a psychologist and internationally recognized authority in the role of emotional development in human behavior and nonverbal emotional signals and response.
The research adds a scientific foundation to what many consider to be common knowledge – that flowers have a strong, beneficial impact on those who receive them. The Society of American Florists worked in cooperation with the Rutgers research team, bringing an expertise of flowers to the project.

Study Participants

he participants were 147 women, ranging equally in age, educational level, and career and lifestyle choice. Women were studied because previous research on emotion demonstrates that women are more discerning of moods, more willing to participate in studies on moods and more involved in emotional management within the home and at work.

Flower Deliveries

Study participants knew they would have a gift delivered, but they did not know what the gift would be. This “secrecy” was to obtain an honest first reaction to the gift as a measure of the direct effect of flowers on immediate mood.

Immediate Emotional Reaction

Trained researchers measured the behavior and emotional expression of participants when they received the flowers. Three different smiles as well as verbal reactions were coded upon the delivery of the flowers. The information was recorded into a field computer within the first 5 seconds of the flower delivery, to measure accurately the first, immediate reaction.

Polite Smile

Polite Smile: This is used most commonly in quick greetings or acknowledgements. No discernible facial movement is present except the turning up of the corners of the mouth.

True Smile

True Smile: This is seen when there are possible changes in behaviour indicating pleasure. Hence it is called “true” – the person is truly happy.

Excited Smile

Excited Smile: This smile combines two emotions – excitement and happiness. Here we see the true smile, but also the eyebrows are raised so that there are high, horizontal wrinkles across the forehead.

Interviews

 The participants were interviewed before getting their gifts, to give the research team a “baseline” of measure. From this, the researchers measured how feelings changed when participants had flowers in their homes. In the initial interview, interviewers asked the participants to evaluate their feelings over the past two to four days to assess their overall, general feelings. Then, several days after the gift was delivered (about 10 days after the first interview) participants were interviewed again to measure changes in feelings related to having flowers in the home.

Want To Get Him To Open Up? Send Flowers

A recent behavioral study conducted at Rutgers University shows that men who receive flowers demonstrate increased social interaction and happiness. This research expands on previous data collected, which showed that flowers enhance happiness and social connections among women.
Conducted by Rutgers University student researcher Holly Hale and psychology professor Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., the study involved two groups of men who varied in age and ethnicity, one group who received a surprise gift of flowers and a control group who did not. The subjects’ verbal cues and body language (measures of social interaction) were studied.
The men who received flowers demonstrated increased eye contact in conversation, stood in closer proximity to the researchers, and produced more and truer smiles than those men who did not receive flowers.
While in general, women displayed a greater level of emotion in their study, the effects are equal. “When it comes to receiving flowers, men and women are on the same playing field,” said Haviland-Jones. “It seems that we all express extraordinary delight and increase our social behavior.”
So in general sending flowers by a woman to a man may have a better psychological effect than the other way around. Though 80% are sent by a man to a woman in this respect, trends are changing and we are noticing a shift and increase in the sending of floral bouquets to men as well!
For more information and to order flowers online, visit Mayflower.in

Flower Of The Month – March

Flower Of the Month March – Daffodil

There are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The March Birth Flower is the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus).

The History and traditions surrounding the March Birth Flower, the Jonquil is fascinating. There are many myths and legends about the origins of this tradition. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers, such as the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus),  could be said to date back to these times. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Aquamarine, and also flowers – the first traditions and origins of the March Birth Flower.

The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The “Language of Flowers” therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus). A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

The meaning of the March Birth Flower, the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus) is friendship and domestic happiness.

The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the jonquil, so favored during the Victorian era was “You are an angel”.

The colors of the March Birth Flower, the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus), include the following:

Yellow
Orange
All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus), are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give March Birth Flower, including the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus), to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the March Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers. The special events where it would be appropriate to give the March Birth Flower, the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus) are as follows:
Month of March, the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus), to celebrate St David’s Day on March 1, St Patrick’s Day on March 17 and Mothering Sunday, or Mother’s Day ( the 4th Sunday of Lent)

Definition of the Jonquil: A widely cultivated ornamental plant which is native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown

The scientific name of a flower species is formed by the combination of two terms: the genus name and the species descriptor in the case of the Jonquil is Narcissus jonquilla

The March Birth Flower, the Jonquil is also called Daffodil or Narcissus
Daffodil is the common English name for all narcissus
The name “Jonquil” is derived from the Spanish word ‘jonquillo’ meaning a rush which refers to the rush-like leaves of the plant
The Jonquil blooms from February to May
For more information and to send birthday flowers online, visit us at Mayflower

Flower Of the Month – November

There are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The November Birth Flower is the Chrysanthemum.

The History and traditions surrounding the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is fascinating. There are many myths and legends about the origins of this tradition. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers, such as the Chrysanthemum, could be said to date back to these times. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Topaz, and also flowers – the first traditions and origins of the November Birth Flower.

The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The “Language of Flowers” therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Chrysanthemum. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

The meaning of the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is With Love and Cheerfulness.
The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum, so favored during the Victorian era meaning “You’re a Wonderful Friend”.

The colors of the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum, include the following:

Pink,Red,White,Yellow,Mauve,Orange etc

All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Chrysanthemum, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give November Birth Flower, including the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the November Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers. The special events where it would be appropriate to give the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum are as follows:

Month of November, the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate All Saint’s Day on November 1 and Thanksgiving Day

A genus of composite plants, mostly perennial, and of many species including the many varieties of garden chrysanthemums (annual and perennial)

The November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is also called the ‘mum’. The flower has been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. The name “Chrysanthemum” is derived from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold and “anthos” meaning flower.

According to the beliefs of Feng Shui, chrysanthemums are believed to bring laughter and happiness to the home
An ancient Chinese city was named Chu-Hsien, meaning “chrysanthemum city”

We at May Flower keep Chrysanthemums in various varieties and colors throughout the year and will find it in almost all bouquets that are sent out through online flower delivery as they are small but stunning flowers.