Flower of the Month: Narcissus and Holly

Flower of the Month: Narcissus and Holly

According to U.S. style of birth flowers, some months have more than one flower and December is one of those special months!

Holly is recognizable as a December flower because of its use in Christmas decor and even in some Christmas songs!

Holly represents your wish for domestic happiness.holly-lead-in.jpg

December’s other flower is the Narcissus, most commonly the paper-white. The Narcissus represents your wish for your love to stay exactly as they are. It is also said to represent sweetness of spirit.

There are many different meanings associated with Narcissus. In the Western world it is associated with vanity. In the East it is a sign of wealth and good fortune. In Persian history it is associated with beautiful eyes. gardencalendarwhitenarcissuslead_t800

The Narcissus is also called a Daffodil. Daffodils are commonly found throughout literature and art. Shakespeare mentioned the flower in a number of his works and many artists have used the Daffodils color to represent happiness.

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Undergrowth with Two Figures by Vincent Van Gogh
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