There is an old English saying that spring has not come until you can set your foot on twelve daises.
King Henry VIII ate dishes of daisies to relieve himself from his stomach-ulcer pain.
along with bamboo, the plum, and the orchid, and therefore the lower class Chinese were not permitted to grow them in their gardens.
Calendula blossoms in wine were purported to soothe indigestion, and the petals were used in ointments that cured skin irritations, jaundice, sore eyes, and toothaches.
Very early Christians called this flower , and placed it by the statues of the Virgin Mary.
In Italy chrysanthemums are associated with death, so don’t give an Italian girl friend a bouquet of chrysanthemums!
According to an old Celtic legend, the spirits of children who died in childbirth scattered daisies on the earth to cheer their sorrowing parents. This flower’s English name was , referring to the way this flower opens and closes with the sun.
Alstroemeria is named after the Swedish botanist Baron Klas von Alstroemer.
This South American flower's seeds were among many collected by von Alstroemer on a trip to Spain in 1753.Marguerite, the French word for daisy, is derived from a Greek word meaning "pearl".Francis I called his sister Marguerite of Marguerites and the lady used the daisy as her device, so did Margaret of Anjou the wife of Henry IV and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII.Carnations have been cultivated for the last 2,000 years, and they hail from the Near East.It is said that the name, Carnation, comes from Greece… Chrysanthemums had been cultivated in Chinese gardens for more than 2,500 years before they were first exhibited in England in 1795.One of their traditions is to put a single chrysanthemum petal on bottom of a wine glass to sustain a long and healthy life.