Birth Flowers and Birth Stones
Language of Flowers
Did you know that every birth month has a flower and that every flower has a unique meaning and tell a story? In a educational sense, flower characteristics such as appearance, color, and scent, have relevance as gifts, just like birth stones. Find out what meaning your birth flower has!
Who developed the language of flowers?
The language of flowers was developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The language of flowers was introduced to England in the early 18th century by Mary Wortley, Lady Montague, whose husband was Ambassador to Turkey.
In a cultural sense, flower
characteristics such as appearance, colors, and scent, have
relevance as gifts. It is believed that it were the Romans who
started celebrating birth and birthdays using flowers This was done when it was considered totally
inappropriate to express feelings of affection and love during the era
when they were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette.
Below are flowers of the month and their special meanings which are associated with specific months. It would be a helpful guide for gifting flowers for someone’s birthday.
January: Though this month falls in a cold and gloomy
winter season, it seems like an unlikely
time for flowers to bloom, but nature has designed flowers which
love the extreme weather. The flower associated with the month is
Carnation or Snowdrop and is said to symbolize love, fascination and
distinction. Carnation, which is also commonly called Gillyflower,
is found in a number of colors from pink to purple-red.
Astrology is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs which hold that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs and other "earthly" matters.