Poppies are herbaceous blooms with colorful, translucent petals atop slender, leafless stems that are covered in delicate hairs. Often associated with remembering fallen soldiers, poppies are popular blooms during the month of May, which celebrates American Legion Day, Poppy Day, and Memorial Day.
Time to celebrate the moms in our lives! Granted, they deserve celebration every day of the year, but life gets busy. So, be sure to honor the moms in your life on their special day this year.
Hyacinths are a boldly colored spring bloom that are native to Israel, Turkey, and other areas of the Mediterranean. The name originated in Greek mythology. Hyacinth blooms are said to have sprung up from the blood of a man named Hyacinth who was killed by Zephyr, the Grecian god of the west wind. The sun god Apollo was throwing a discus, and Zephyr, in a jealous rage, used the power of the west wind to throw it off course.
April showers bring May flowers, but that’s not all we get to enjoy in April. Prom, Easter, and Administrative Professional’s Day all happen this month as well, and each of those is a great reason to celebrate!
Tulips might just be the most iconic flower of spring. People exclaim when they see the first signs of tulips peeking up through the ground in home gardens. Once they’re in full bloom, people head to local botanical gardens or parks to see displays of the myriad varieties. Others are excited to purchase a bouquet of tulips to bring spring into their own home as soon as possible.