The Right Flowers To Buy For Each Birthday Month

You know your friends and family members pretty well but when it comes to their birthday, it can often be difficult to pick out a gift that they are sure to love. When it comes to sending someone flowers on their birthday, it’s always a good idea. The question then becomes, however, what flowers should you send? With so many choices we’re here to help.

Did you know that each month has a specific flower that is associated with it? The special significance behind each of these flowers is meant to symbolize what each birth month means about the person who was born in it, much like astrological signs. Learn more about each birth month flower below.

January – Carnations

Carnations are known to represent many different things. Some of these meanings include but are not limited to beauty, pride, admiration, and gratitude. Additionally, this flower is also thought to convey divine love and fascination. If any of these words describe someone you know with a January birthday, or even the way you feel about them, this is a good choice when you are trying to decide which flowers to include in an arrangement for someone special.

February – Iris

This flower has often been associated with marriage after it lasts for 25 years. However, the deeper meaning behind this bloom is that of faith, valor, and wisdom. You may also find that many people think of this flower as conveying friendship, hope, and passion. We would suggest you go with the purple version as it will mirror the person’s birthstone.

March – Daffodil

This flower is known to symbolize new beginnings. Just as the flower begins to poke through the ground at the end of each winter, giving the hope that spring is on its way, those who have a birthday in March are thought to be similar. Just as these flowers do, people who were born during this month are meant to be their own kind of good omen.

April – Daisies

Known to be one of the purest flowers you can purchase, those who are born in April have the privilege of being able to claim the daisy as their birth month flower. Exuding joy and playfulness,, daisies give a very childlike feeling to those who receive them. If you have a friend who is having an April birthday but has the attitude of someone who will be forever young, daisies are a perfect choice.

May – Lilies

Those who are born in May are thought to have a purity of heart, honor, and majesty. This flower has been associated with sweetness and humility since it was thought by the ancient Greeks to have sprouted from the milk of Hera, queen of the Gods. This being said, if you know someone who exudes the essence of the lily and who also has a May birthday, be sure to have a bouquet of lilies delivered to them on their special day.

June – Roses

The rose makes people think of many different things. Some of the first words that come to mind are love, passion, beauty, and even perfection. While there are plenty of historical anecdotes that include the rose, you surely will put a smile on someone’s face when you choose to send them a bouquet of these gorgeous flowers in honor of their birthday.

July – Delphinium

Many people are not familiar with the Delphinium flower, but with delicate petals that stack on top of one another in a dolphin shape, it’s honestly a shame. This unique flower is known to symbolize an open heart and ardent attachment, which is perfect for those who celebrate Cancer birthdays. Show them that you care with a floral arrangement of Delphinium that will surely reflect their refreshing and distinctive personality and beauty.

August – Gladiola

Did you know that the August birth flower is known to represent unyielding strength and moral integrity? Derived from the word “sword” in Latin, Gladiola are romantic and threatening all at the same time. This flower is also thought to be a symbol of infatuation, making it the perfect choice for a birthday bouquet for someone special.

September – Aster

A lush texture and bright inviting hues make this wildflower a lovely addition to any bouquet. Known as the talisman of love, this elegant flower is perfect for someone who is celebrating a September birthday as it is the perfect combination of fall and summer vibes.

October – Marigold

Marigolds are an extremely common flower to see in the month of October; So it’s no wonder it’s the October birth month flower. This bold and brilliant flower signifies affection and exudes grace. These flowers are not only a lovely birthday flower but a great way to welcome in the autumn season.

November – Chrysanthemum

This flower is a symbol of the sun, known to signify optimism and happiness, both things that come along each year on someone’s birthday. If you want to make sure that the year ahead is going to be a positive one for the person celebrating another year, why not start it with a beautiful arrangement of Chrysanthemums?

December – Poinsettia

When December rolls around each year, poinsettias seem to be everywhere you look. This makes them the perfect flower for those who are celebrating a December birthday. On the other hand, if you think the person receiving the flowers doesn’t want to be reminded that their special day is overshadowed by the holidays, you may want to go the opposite direction and purchase roses or another flower that is less holiday-centric.

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We hope that this flower guide has been helpful to you and will continue to be as birthdays come in the years ahead. Just by putting a bit more thought into the flowers you choose, you can be sure to express how much you truly care about the birthday boy or girl and how much you want them to have a wonderful birthday. Shop Breen’s Florist in Houston right now. You can also find more information about individual birthday month flowers in our other blog posts.

Birthstone Collection – Citrine (November)

Citrine, which comes from the French word “citron”, means lemon. While the Citrine birthstone is seen as a little darker than a lemon, its color is more of a honey color. This is why Breen’s Florist uses an array of yellow tones in our Citrine birthstone arrangement.

The yellow stardust roses we use in this arrangement are a true yellow while the alstromeria creates the honey coloring throughout the arrangement.

When looking at the healing properties of the Citrine stone, happiness, prosperity, and strength are all visible in our design. The brightness of the arrangement brings out the happiness; prosperity is seen within the roses as they were once considered the flower of luxury; and the accents like alstromeria are hearty and long lasting florals to empower the strength of the gemstone.

Besides being November’s birthstone, it is also the 13th anniversary gemstone. During the art deco period between the world wars, the Citrine was sought after and many were used in many of the large display pieces. Even Hollywood starlets like Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo wore citrines as a sign of society.

Nowadays, citrine is more common. In fact, it is so common that it is now a popular stone for budget-minded women. As shoppers are being drawn to what is “retro”, citrine is getting a resurgence of popularity.

At Breen’s Florist, we love that this stone goes hand in hand with the autumn season. It allows us to use copper-birch leaves as accents to bring the warmth of autumn to this month of birthdays. Don’t forget about new babies being born this month too. The citrine babies will be motivated, creative, and self-expressed. Let’s celebrate those qualities with our Citrine Birthstone arrangement.

The Citrine will only be available through November 30th. Order today for everyone you know who is having a birthday this month.

Peridot – August Birthstone Collection

Save 10% when ordering Breen’s Florist “Peridot” arrangement. Enter coupon code: PERIDOT

For the month of August, Breen’s Florist is celebrating with our birthstone collection arrangement, “Peridot.” Our arrangement features green antheriums, bells of Ireland, green cymbidium orchids, and other flowers to help accent the green that represents the peridot gemstone.

While the peridot gemstone is an inexpensive stone, it represents something much more valuable than money. The ancient Egyptians believed that the peridot harnessed the power of nature and was the gem of the sun. It is said that the stone brings protection, peace, and happiness. The accents of white roses represent a peacefulness within the arrangement, while the fun of the lime green orchids and antheriums bring a smile to those who celebrate their birthday this month.

The peridot gemstone is one of the few stones that have only one color: olive-green. The intensity of green depends on the amount of iron that is contained within the stone itself. Other flowers that might also be used to create a beautiful arrangement would be green hydrangea and succulents.

Breen’s Florist’s White Orchid and Succulent arrangement features the olive green colors from the peridot stone.

Married couples can also appreciate the peridot gemstone as it represents the 16th year of marriage. Perfect gift ideas may include 16 Lemonade roses, which have beautiful lime-green blooms.

Breen’s Florist will have the exclusive “Peridot” arrangement available throughout the month of August and remember, you can save 10% on the arrangement by using coupon code: PERIDOT.

If the tropical feel of this design is not up your alley, feel free to call one of our sales team to discuss creating a beautiful design featuring some of the other perfect flowers for this birthstone.

Blog by: Carol Shirley (Breen’s Florist Sales Team)

Introducing Our Birthstone Collection – July is RUBIES

Breen’s Florist has begun to take a new approach to birthdays by creating beautiful works of art based on the birthstones of the month. July’s birthstone is the Ruby and beautiful red flowers are used to create a “rubitastic” arrangement for those July babies.

Our deep red Explorer roses and the fun red gerbera daisies are the featured flowers in our “Rubies” arrangement. We have accented the arrangement with red alstromeria and a few mini carnations with a bracelet of eucalyptus for some exciting aroma.

This arrangement will only be available for delivery July 1st through July 31st and can be delivered throughout Houston and surrounding areas. It is the perfect way to celebrate those July birthdays.

Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality. This goes hand in hand with the red rose which is also considered to be the king of flowers.

The July birthstone, Ruby and the red rose are a match made in heaven.

Blog by: Jenny Morgan (Buyer/Design Center Manager)

Daisies Announce Spring, April Birthdays

The word daisy comes from an Anglo-Saxon translation which means “day’s eye”, and it was given this name because many species of daisies close up at night and reopen their flower heads in the morning. This is just one of the fascinating facts about this flower that appears simple but offers much more than meets the eye. This complex bloom has over 23,000 species, is related to the artichoke, and is actually many flowers in one – and because it is also the birth flower of April, we thought we would tell you a bit more about it. When purchasing bouquets for April birthdays, or simply celebrating spring – call Breen’s Florist. We are committed to bringing all the beauty of springtime to Houston, one floral design at a time.  Continue reading

Birthstone Bouquets to Celebrate the Year in Birthdays

birthstonesWhen sending a floral bouquet for a special birthday, there are many ways that you can choose the types of flowers to send. If you know their favorite type of flower, that is a great choice. Or perhaps you want to send a big bouquet of their favorite color of blooms. But a truly meaningful way to choose is to learn a bit about their personal birthstone and to have a custom arrangement designed just for them. After all, birthstones are thought to convey magical properties and special meanings – so floral birthstone bouquets are sure to make an impression. Continue reading

Best Summer Birthday Flowers!

summer birthdayPeople naturally spend most of their free time outside during the summer. That’s why Texans are so fond out outdoor living spaces. Since people spend a lot of their time outside, active lifestyles makes it easy to forget about the summer birthdays of their friends and family members. Our staff at Breen’s Florist wants to help you remember those important summer birthdays, and we’re eager to help you choose the perfect gift for a man or woman.

In case you’re at a loss as to what to give someone whose birthday is this month, or in August, we’ve come up with some ideas that we are sure will be a big hit with any summer birthday recipient.

No Houstonian relishes the prospect of a hurricane – if it comes from the Gulf of Mexico. Our Hurricane floral arrangement is sure to be a hit with any birthday recipient. This arrangement transforms any space into an exotic tropical oasis. We combine birds of paradise with tropical ginger, Protea, Cymbidium and Dendrobium orchids, and an assortment of greens. We accent the bouquet with seashells, which drive home the beach and tropical vibe or entire design.

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Hurricane

Knock someone’s socks off with our lavish Carousel arrangement. Birds of Paradise tower over pink spray roses, stargazer lilies, larkspur, viberium, fragrant stock, snapdragons, forsythia, and bulperium. This lush arrangement is packed full of drama and color. It’s sure to make a huge statement and let a birthday man or woman, know how much you love him or her.

summer birthday

Carousel

Nothing says sophistication like our Orchid Majesty arrangement. We fill a tall square glass vase with 25 Dendrobium regal deep purple orchid stems. We accent the arrangement with strategically placed purple decorative butterflies.

summer birthday

Orchid Majesty

Flowers are the perfect summer birthday gift when you want to give someone something different, but truly special. Let us help you choose a flower arrangement that will ensure that your recipient feels extra special on their birthday.Birthday celebrations aren’t just for kids: grownups enjoy the thrill of getting presents and having people remember their birthdays just as much as children.

 

This February Give the Gift of Violets

shutterstock_196566356For those who celebrate birthdays in February, few gifts are more appropriate than the lovely violet. This flower has been appreciated by people for thousands of years for its simple and delicate beauty. It adds a lovely burst of color to any room it enters, making it a fantastic selection for nearly any room in the house, as well as offices and classrooms.

The bloom is also the official birthday flower for this month, making it even more appropriate for loved ones celebrating their special day during February. At Breen’s Florist,we find that many recipients appreciate the atmosphere created by fresh flowers, particularly in the middle of winter. Those looking for the perfect birthday gift this February should take the time to learn about the violet and its symbolism and meaning to see if this gift would work well for them.

The history and symbolism of the violet

From the time of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, the violet has been viewed as a symbol of delicate love and modesty. It was believed to have been used to conceal the nymph companion of the goddess Diana to protect her modesty. In early Christianity, the flower was regularly associated with the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Throughout its spiritual usage, it also began to be associated with faithfulness, wisdom, and humility.

Over the years, violets have begun to take on other meanings as well. In Victorian times, the flower was used to promote modesty and innocence. The flower also was regularly used as the color of royalty, and thus became associated with power and confidence.

Today, the flowers are strongly associated with commitment, such as in a marriage, family, and faithfulness, in addition to many of its ancient associations.

Blooming Garden Basket

Give the gift of violets

We find that violets tend to work wonderfully in arrangements. For example, we offer the violet as a part of our Blooming Garden basket. This lovely gift perfectly combines a number of different colors and styles, including white, pink, purple, and yellow, into a visually appealing garden that any recipient would appreciate. The potted plants will help the birthday celebrant enjoy the gift for months to come, which will help carry them joyfully through the rest of the winter.

We strive to help every gift giver find the perfect arrangement to demonstrate their affection on family member or friend’s special day. We love giving the violet to those celebrating February birthdays and we believe that others will as well.