AUGUST'S BIRTH FLOWER
To all our wonderful friends who were born in the month of August, we’re sending our very best wishes for a Happy Birthday Month. No matter which day in August your actual birthday falls on, we think you should celebrate everything that makes YOU special for the entire month!
Most of you know that your birthstone is the Peridot, a lovely pale green gem that sparkles like a summer lake, but did you know that the flower traditionally associated with August is the Gladiolus? “Glads” are gorgeous, graceful long-stemmed beauties that come in rainbow of striking shades, and add a special splash of color to any garden.
Because of the shape of their leaves, their name, gladioli, comes from a Latin word that means sword. The flowers symbolize strength of character and moral integrity, honor and remembrance (which is why they are also the 40th wedding anniversary flower). Gladioli are sometimes called “sword lily,” meaning that the heart has been pierced with love. They symbolize faithfulness—never giving up—and even infatuation.
Their long stems of flower buds open from the bottom up, making them very long-lasting, and they come in a huge range of colors from oranges and reds to pastel blues, pinks and pale yellows. They are a must in any cut flower garden, so next growing season why not set aside a spot for your very own birth flower: the graceful gladiolus?
Another flower associated with August is the poppy. The red poppy signifies pleasure, the white poppy offers consolation, and the yellow poppy wishes wealth and success.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AUGUST BABIES!
Love Rose and Violet xxxxxx
P.S - we also found some August songs for all our August babies to enjoy!