Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Daisy Artz

As we say farewell to last days of April let’s look at the Daisy the flower for April.

It was often called Bruisewort or Woundwort.  Each petal is a flower and the yellow center is a huge colony of tiny yellow flowers.  The name Daisy from day’s eye as the flower closes at night and opens again in the morning. Chaucer called it “eye of the day”. Many parts of the Daisy are edible. Romans used a slave made from crushed daisies to cover battle wounds as it has astringent properties.

Daisy – a girl’s name 

Daisy as a place – Daisy, West Virginia

Daisy Duck – Disney character

Daisy Bell – Actual title of the song… bicycle built for two…
Daisy Dukes – very short denim shorts

Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity, new beginnings.

Because of the higher amounts of rain in April Daisies are also known as “Thunderflowers”.

Have we not all picked a daisy and in dreamy fashion plucked the petals and whispered ….he loves me, he loves me not…

This week I present the Artz of Daisies.

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