Everyone wants to feel special on her birthday and loves to receive flowers on her birthday. A stunning and beautiful bouquet of flowers as a gift for the birthday of your loved one in your life is a perfect celebration.
For August, we suggest these perfect flower bouquets to celebrate and memorize:
Iris Bouquet - Irises are a delicate spring flower that symbolically represents a compliment. If you wish to compliment your recipient on her youthful looks or share your delight at her gracefully aging another year, send these flowers.
Lily Delight - Exotic and attractive lilies represent happiness and prosperity, making them a perfect birthday flower. Sending a bouquet comprised only of lilies, or delight her with a mixed bouquet prominently featuring this flower which features a mixture of Stargazer lilies and blue irises.
Cheery Sunflowers - Vivid sunflowers are enough to brighten anyone’s day, making them a wonderful birthday floral present. Send a bouquet of these larger-than life beauties as a thoughtful and meaningful birthday gift. Because the sunflower represents pure love, this floral present is appropriate not just for those towards whom you feel romantic love, but also for friends or family members you cherish and love unconditionally.
August Specific Flowers
Much like each month is associated with a gem, there is a flower tied to each calendar page. For a truly thoughtful August birthday gift, send your recipient a bouquet of Gladiolus associated with the month of August in which her birthday falls.
The long, lovely gladiolus is the birthday flower for August. A member of the iris family, “glads” are also called sword lilies because of their sharply pointed leaves and tall stalks of flowers with pointed tips. The Latin name for Gladiolus is gladius, a clear reference to the sword-swinging gladiators of ancient Rome.
Gladiolus is native to tropical Africa and areas around the Mediterranean and Middle East. It is believed that gladiolus plants were first brought to Europe in the early 18th century. Around the 1820s, gardeners began to seriously cultivate gladiolus and create hybrid varieties that became very popular in gardens and as cut flowers.
In floral history, gladiolus flowers have several different meanings. Because of their association with gladiators, they traditionally symbolize strength, sincerity and moral integrity. Gladiolus flowers also represent remembrance. And even though their sword-shaped leaves hark back to ancient swords and battles, Victorian romantics determined that gladiolus flowers were capable of piercing someone’s heart with their beauty, adding infatuation to the list of traditional floral meanings.