You don’t have to wait for someone to send you flowers. Grow your own! If your special day is in July, grow Larkspurs! Or an inspiring patch of Purple Iris' if you celebrate in February.
When giving a birth month flower, or bouquet include a handmade card with the meaning of their special birth month flower and what it means to the two of you.
Carnation, these spicy-scented or "Can-Can Scarlet", are the birth flowers for January. Different colors convey different meanings. White carnations symbolize pure love, while yellow means "wish you were here" and pink says, "you're unforgettable." Snowdrop Carnations indicate hope and beauty, and are also flowers for this month.
Iris and Violet are beautiful flowers representing loyalty and faithfulness. The three upright petals of an iris bloom can indicate courage, faith, and wisdom, or friendship, hope, and compliments. These "Tall Dutch" Irises come in a mix of vibrant colors.
Daffodils, sometimes called jonquils or narcissus, are the birth flowers for March. Because they often bloom in early spring, they symbolize new birth, beginnings, happiness, and joy.
Daisy and Sweet Pea, are cheerful and playful varieties, like 'Crazy Daisy' or Shasta Daisies, which represent beauty, innocence, love, or purity, they can also mean, "I'll never tell."
Sweet peas also come in a variety of colors and are also birth flowers for April.
Lily of the Valley, with its sweet perfumes, celebrates May birthdays. They suggest humility and happiness.
Roses, like carnations, which represent June birthdays, have different meanings for different colors. Red roses signify love, while yellow ones indicate anything from jealousy to friendship. Orange or apricot roses, like "At Last" can mean desire and enthusiasm.
Larkspur and Waterlily. While pink larkspurs can symbolize fickle love, purple ones mean first love, and white indicates a happy spirit. These pretty flowers are linked to July birthdays. Waterlilies, which stand for a pure and open heart, or majesty, also represent this month.
Glads. "Remember Me" is the message of the Gladioli, birth flowers for August. The flowers can also mean strength and integrity, while the sword-shaped leaves suggest love-pierced hearts. In ancient times, Glads were once associated with magical powers.
Fall-blooming Asters symbolize a strong and powerful love and are the birth flowers for September. They also indicate faith and wisdom.
Marigolds, in their rich, autumnal colors, symbolize undying love and represent October birthdays. These pungent-smelling flowers can also mean "I'm thinking of you" or indicate sadness and sympathy.
Mum, or Chrysanthemums, plants especially prized by Japanese gardeners, stand for November birthdays. White mums signify innocence and purity, while yellow ones indicate that a loved one feels slighted.
Narcissus, Holly, and Poinsettia
Several plants represent December birthdays, including narcissus (think forced bulbs), Hollies, and Poinsettias. Hollies show a desire for a happy home, while poinsettias stand for good cheer. Narcissus, like these 'Paperwhite' bulbs, signifies modesty and faithfulness.