“I wandered lonely as a cloud…”
Welcome to the March edition of the Florister. I’ve had a few people ask about the origins of the birth flowers, well if the history books are correct, we can thank the Romans. It is believed birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers could be said to date back to these times.
The birthday celebrations included honouring the Roman Gods and decorating their altars with flowers. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included flowers – the first traditions and origins of Birth Month Flowers. Who knew?
PS. The ‘wandering cloud’ reference is explained [Read more…]