Birth Flowers -- Find Your Baby's Bloom

Suzanne Murray
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Photo by Peajewel

We all have birthstones, but did you know your baby also has a birth flower? To find out what your baby's (and yours) is, see the list below.

January: Carnation (the flower of love)

February: Iris (derived from the Greek word for rainbow)

March: Daffodil (the "narcissist of the garden")

April: Daisy (these pretty flowers open with the sun and close at dark)

May: Lily of the Valley (these shade-loving plants re poisonous)

June: Rose (red ones symbolize love; white ones, purity)

July: Delphinium (extremely toxic, yet gorgeous, flowers that should be admired from a distance and never eaten)

August: Gladiolus (Claude Monet loved to paint these sword-shaped flowers)

September: Aster (they shine like stars in the garden and when other flowers are getting ready to sleep for the winter, they're just getting started)

October: Pot Marigold (they attract good bugs and repel the bad ones, their petals can be used for beauty and medicinal purposes, and they are said to bloom on the first day of the month)

November: Chrysanthemum (a perennial flowering herb that can sense when the days are getting shorter, and they won't bloom during the long days of summer)

December: Paperwhite (they smell wonderful and they're easy to grow indoors)

For more information on birth flowers, click here.

My daughter was born in December and just like a paperwhite (which I think is gorgeous), she smells great and she's growing like a weed!

Do you like your baby's birth flower? Does it have anything in common with your baby? Have you incorporated it into his or her life in any way?


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