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August Birth Flower: Gladiolus

Flowers are a great way to say “Happy Birthday” to those you love! In August, you can’t go wrong with gladiolus! Keep reading to learn more about what makes these flowers so special:
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Zodiac Signs and Flowers: Virgo

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Do you know someone who is a perfectionist, is intelligent and has a very kind heart? Sounds like you’re friends with a Virgo! Virgos can come off as very shy at first, but once their trust is earned, an incredible, lifelong friendship is created. Here are some ways that will help you establish that forever friendship with a Virgo. [Read more…]

August Newsletter: Keeping It Classy


The kids put on their backpacks. Mom and Dad give them a lift or make sure they get on the bus without incident. Teachers stare across their classrooms at a sea of new faces, excited to educate fresh, young minds. What’s missing from these images? Flowers! In a stressful first few weeks, a beautiful bouquet or magnificent arrangement can do wonders, and every person in this scenario is deserving.

So whether you’re a student, a parent, a teacher or just friends with some, give the gift of flowers and keep school classy!

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5 Best Reasons to Send Flowers in August

August is a month of lesser known holidays, and that makes it a great month for flowers. Imagine the look on your friend, sister or favorite senior citizen’s face when you show up at their house with a gorgeous arrangement to honor them on a day they weren’t even aware existed? Priceless! They will be overcome with joy, and really, isn’t that what giving flowers is all about? So get ready to buy some blooms and spread some smiles!

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#1 – Friendship Day – August 3rd

What’s this? A day to celebrate all the friends who help us get through life with a smile on our faces and a laugh on our lips? Yes, please! Friendship is a priceless gift and is much deserving of its own holiday. And hey, they even made Winnie the Pooh the Ambassador of Friendship. What’s not to love? Buy a beautiful bouquet or arrangement for your friend(s) and let them know just how much they mean to you!

#2 – Sister’s Day – August 3rd

If you have a sister then you know just how much they deserve this day and these flowers. Sisters put up with a lot, and yet they love you in spite of your sibling shenanigans. (Be honest. You know you engaged in some shenanigans.) And is there anything better than surprising your sister? Sure, in the past it was jumping on her bed to wake her up or putting a lizard in her sock drawer, but for today at least, flowers will better fit the bill. And a lovely arrangement from your local florist will clearly say all the things that might have gotten confused by that whole lizard incident.

#3 – Senior Citizens Day – August 21st

This is the day to honor your favorite senior citizen through support and recognition of their achievements. What better way to do those things than with some heartwarming flowers? Don’t forget those people who supported you throughout your life, give them a smile!

#4 – Back to School

This is an exciting time for students and teachers alike. A new year brings new opportunities, new challenges and new successes. Kick off their epic journey with a lovely arrangement straight from your local florist. After all, nothing says, “Welcome to your first day of school!” like some beautiful blooms.

#5 – August Birthdays

Say, “Happy Birthday” with flowers! When someone’s birthday is in August, they already get to have pool parties and any other outdoor activity they might enjoy, but even though they won the birth-month jackpot, their day can still be made brighter by some gorgeous flowers from your local florist. Help make their big day perfect!

We’ve listed a few good excuses to buy flowers this August, but really, every day is a good day for flowers. Your local florist would welcome your patronage any day of the month, and they’ll make something beautiful you can display or give away. No excuses needed.

Perfect Flowers For August Birthdays

Sending flowers to someone on their birthday is always a special surprise! Gazing at beautiful flowers will create birthday memories to hold close to heart, especially if your recipient works at a desk job. There’s nothing better than having your beautiful birthday gift greet you with it’s bright and cheery colors every morning as you walk into your office. It’s like celebrating a birthday week instead of just a birth day!

For an August birthday, bright summer flowers are especially sweet. Just because it’s hot outside, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy beautiful blooms inside. Office flowers are an instant mood changer, and summer flowers always do the trick!

How do you send flowers for a August birthday?

August’s Flower

The official birthday flower for August is the gladiolus. They come in lots and lots of colors so you should have no trouble sending gladiolus in your friend’s favorite colors! Below are examples of beautiful gladiolus arrangements you can send from your local florist.

Gladiolus Flower Arrangement Orange Gladiolus - August Birthday Flowers White Gladiolus for August Birthdays!

(Simply click an arrangement above and add a sending zip code. Flower Shop Network will connect you to a real local florist to send the order. It’s that simple!)

August’s Birthstone Color

If gladiolus aren’t your style, choose flowers in August’s birthstone color — Peridot green. Flowers designed in an all-green color scheme give a natural, earthy impression and are incredibly lovely for summer. [Read more…]

Remember The Birth Month Flower of August?

People who received a birthday bouquet full of the birth month flower of August probably remember what it is. If you’ve read last year’s August birth month flower blog, “Glad To Have Gladiolus”, you probably remember also.

Ok. So I just gave you a huge hint. Don’t make me have to work here.

Red Gladiolus Are A Great August Birthday Gift!

Red Gladiolus Are A Great August Birthday Gift!

The birth month flower of August is the gladiola. Though poppy holds this title, you’re not going to find it in a birthday bouquet from your local florist. What you are likely to find in a birth month flower birthday bouquet is a wide range of flowers centered around (or at least including) gladiolus in orange or red. Why orange and red? Because orange, red and light green are the official birth month flower colors for August.

Ready for the flower meaning of gladiolus? “Strength of character; Sincerity; Generosity; Natural Grace” These together make a gladiolus birthday bouquet one of the most meaningful, sweet gifts that you can send! Florists use gladiolus often because it’s a fresh and beautiful flower with a lot of features that enhance each arrangement. Add in a dash of meaning and a hint of happy birthday wishes and you have a great birthday gift!

Summer flowers like the gladiolus are perfect for August birthdays. Orange and red are excellent colors to represent the full summer sun, the breezy sunsets of the summer, and the way the seasons are preparing to change. Just before the leaves begin to turn color, August birthdays are very special because they are shared by people who are always on the cusp of something great. Luckily for you, it’s easy to find a birthday gift for someone this fantastic. Just ask your local florist about August birth month flowers.

My August Birth Month Flower–Glad To Have Gladiolus!

Fiddling with the zodiac signs to create an awesome gift idea can be loads of fun. I have several special occasions to celebrate in August so gift ideas run short as July winds to a close. Thankfully for all, my father has reached the age where it is forbidden for another year to mention his fifty-something birthday. The good people in my family still like to make everyone feel special on their birthday so we tend to sneak-attack him with a gift that he can’t refuse; all the while chocking it up to a random present or involving my family in the celebration of my anniversary (also the 28th).

I struggle to find a flower arrangement that will satisfy the rugged tastes of the men in my life but the brilliant thing about fathers is that it truly is the thought that counts. For many years my father would send a single carnation to my sister and me on Valentines Day. Because of this, last year I sent him a single carnation along with his favorite John Wayne movie newly printed onto DVD. We’d both seen “El Dorado” at least one hundred times and a single flower is kind of boring alone. However, it was the understood memories of both that made Daddy forget the law against celebrating his birthday and enjoy the day with his family.

This year is a bit different. I’ve decided to do for Dad’s birthday what I did for my mother but with an extra special touch. I looked up the birth month flowers for August which are gladiolas and poppy. Not wanting to give poppy to my pappy this year, I asked my local florist if she could create a very manly arrangement using gladiolus as the focal flowers. This will be easy because the flower meanings of gladiolus are strength of character, sincerity and generosity. My father embodies these qualities better than most. Gladiolus are also the flower of the gladiators. Who doesn’t think of their father as the strongest man in the world?

Because my father loves certain war medals, I ebayed my heart out until I found the one that he talks about almost incessantly. My florist June and I have discussed a wonderful arrangement that includes his favorite medal amidst a batch of his birth month flowers. This year I’m absolutely certain that August will be a month of surprises and one that Dad will enjoy with us again. I’m hoping that he’ll forget the young-at-heart 50+ and become like a kid again when he sees his unique birthday gift.

Flowers Associated With The Months Of The Year

Ask the Expert: Where can I find a flower related to each month? Betty


Here are a list of birth month flowers.

  • January – carnations or snowdrops
  • February – violets or primrose
  • March – jonquil – daffodils – narcissus
  • April – sweet pea or daisy – gerbera daisy
  • May – Lily of the Valley
  • June – rose
  • July – larkspur – delphinum
  • August – gladiolus or poppy
  • September – aster or morning glory
  • October – marigold – calendula
  • November – Chrysanthemum
  • December – Paper white narcissus or poinsettia

There are, also, flowers associated with the astrological months. Let me know if you want a list of those as well. I have attached some picture of particular birth month flowers.

orange carnation in a vase Carnations

Vase of Daffodils Daffodils
gerbera diasies in a vaseGerbera daisy

Roses in Vase Rose

Yellow Gladiolus in vase Gladiolus

stem of purple asters Aster

Basket Chrysanthemem Chrysanthemum

red poinsettia Poinsettia

Birth Month Flower For August

Saturday August 11th is my sister’s birthday and I always send her a bouquet of mixed flowers. This year, I wanted to do something different. Last month, I received a flower arrangement containing my birth month flower which gave me an idea. I had my florist design this arrangementGaldiolus Birthday Bouquet. The gladiolus in the arrangement are the birth month flower for August. Poppies are also considered the August birth month flower.
Hopefully, when she receives it tomorrow she’ll love it as much I do.