The most common plant associated with St. Patrick’s Day is the four leaf clover. There is a different meaning for every leaf of the four leaf clover: the first leaf is for faith, the second for hope, the third for love and the fourth for luck. The legend says that your luck increases if you accidentally find the four leaf clover. Spring is coming… we hope 🙂 so get out there & start looking! I mean “accidentally”, of course!
When writing this blog I was certain that I found the perfect flower/plant to talk about when it comes to St. Patty’s Day. It’s called the Bells of Ireland.
But after looking into it, they don’t even come from Ireland; they originate in Turkey or Syria! When it comes to the meanings of flowers they do represent luck though. The Bells of Ireland are a tall green flower that looks like it has little green bells that run the length of it with little tiny white flowers-and prickers, so be careful! This flower is a beautiful addition to any floral arrangement. And it also has a clean fresh scent to it.
Top of the Morning in Vase
Lastly, there is the shamrock plant. This plant has green triangular leaves with little tiny white flowers. It is a fairly easy plant to grow. It likes moist soil, cool air and bright light. The Shamrock also goes through a dormant period in which it’ll “sleep” for about 3 months. I think we could all use a “dormant” period every now and then. Once green shoots start coming up that means it’s time to wake up and enjoy the sunshine!
Here’s an Irish Cheer to get you excited for March 17th! Happy St Patrick’s Day!
May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold,
And at the end of all your rainbows, may you find a pot of gold!
For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way…
good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day – Author Unknown
White Tulips Vased
Leaping leprechauns, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17th! Will you wear green or perhaps prepare a traditional feast of corned beef and cabbage? Maybe you’ll join friends at a local eatery where bagpipes will be playing. Your children may even decide to star in their own St. Patrick’s Day parade at home! Have you ever thought about starting your own tradition of sending a St. Patrick’s Day bouquet to a dear friend?
No matter how you plan to celebrate, you can count on the simple act of sending flowers as a sure fire way to make her/his Irish eyes smile! Flowers are an easy and heartfelt way to express well wishes for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming spring season. At Brant Florist, we’ve got our green thumbs ready to design a custom St. Patrick’s Day flower arrangement especially for you. Or you may choose flowers from one of our existing designs or even stop by the shop to pick-up a bouquet of white blooms to plunk in your favorite green vase at home.
Go Green Orchids
If the idea of sending St. Patrick day flowers to a friend feels right or you fancy some lovely blooms for yourself, we have lots of St. Patrick’s Day favorites. Fresh mixed blooms welcome spring and St. Patrick’s Day like nothing else. White carnations are an appropriate choice for St. Patrick’s Day–they smell like cloves and are long lasting too! Tulips are a fabulous springtime favorite and daisies are ever so cheerful. Orchids or roses can make for an extra special St. Patrick’s Day arrangement too. Call or visit and let us help you spread some St. Patrick’s Day cheer.