It is that time of the year again—trees and shrubs are growing, birds are chirping, animals are coming out of their winter-long hibernation, and an array of flowers are starting to line walkways and gardens. The month of March marks a new, vibrant beginning and nothing speaks louder of the coming of the season of spring than Daffodils.
Daffodils are some of the first flowers that bloom as winter nears its end. Its name is derived from the Greek god Narcissus who admired his own incomparable beauty. It is no surprise then that this garden bulb is a showstopper: its colorful and well-shaped petals, long stem, and luscious leaves are unmistakable, often grabbing the attention of any person.
This flower has two main parts: the perianth or petals, which may vary in colors of pink, yellow, apricot, orange or white; and the corona or cup, with ragged edges that are not commonly seen in other flowers.
These flowers are not only admired for aesthetic purposes. Daffodils are symbolic—commonly associated with good luck, happiness, and love. Since they are also one of the first flowers to signify the start of spring, they bring hope to the bearer. These flowers have also served as great gifts to loved ones as they symbolize one’s unending, unparalleled and unabashed love. Their symbolism does not fall short as they are magnificent and worthy of their reputation.
Daffodils are loved by everyone, most especially gardeners. Not only are they quick to multiply, rodent and deer-free, and differ in the types of hybrid, they are also easy to plant and tend to. Even with minimal care and attention, these flowers will continue to grow and thrive under the sun. In addition, these dependable flowers return yearly with more bloomers next year. Your garden will surely be a field of warmth and joy as Daffodils also bloom for up to six months.
However, despite being one of the favorite perennial flowers of people, Daffodils contain toxic chemicals. When any part of the Daffodil is ingested, these bulbs can cause nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. It is important to take extreme caution when handling them.
Even though Daffodils are toxic, they still make a constant appearance in many household gardens and flower shops during spring. Different types of flowers are carefully picked and artistically arranged in vases or bouquets by professionals so you can send your love without saying words. Fiesta Flowers Plants and Gifts does just that—and more.