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Zodiac Signs and Flowers: Cancer

Do you know a creative Cancer? We love their tenacious, loving attitudes and have some ideas of the perfect flowers to gift them! [Read more…]

July Newsletter: Pick Up Some Summer Sunshine

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Summer is a beautiful time of year, and that makes it the perfect time for flowers!

As the temperature heats up and Mother Nature spreads her wings, florist shops are filled to bursting with beautiful summer blooms. It’s the perfect time to stop by and pick up a creative arrangement for your significant other or even for yourself. After all, there’s nothing like fresh cut flowers adorning your breakfast table or sitting by your bedside when you wake. So head on out to your local florist shop and pick up some summer sunshine!

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Perfect Flowers For July Birthdays

Sending flowers to someone on their birthday is always a hit! 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 vibrant colors every morning when you walk into your office. It’s like celebrating a birthday week instead of just a birthday!

For a July birthday, 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 July birthday?

July’s Flower

The official birthday flower for July is the larkspur or delphinium. Their vivid colors, especially the blue blooms, are spectacular and look luscious when paired with ruby-reds! (July’s birthstone is Ruby) Below are examples of beautiful larkspur arrangements you can send from your local florist.

Blue Larkspur Flower ArrangementWhimsical Flowers Featuring LarkspurLyrical Lavender - Featuring Larkspur

(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!)

July’s Birthstone Color

If larkspur isn’t your style, choose flowers in July’s birthstone color — Ruby Red. Flowers in these color schemes include: gladiolus, roses, snapdragons, Gerbera daisies, carnations and more. [Read more…]

What’s The July Birth Month Flower?

Try The "Thinking of You" Bouquet with Larkspur

Try The "Thinking of You" Bouquet with Larkspur

I won’t keep you guessing. The July birth month flower is the larkspur. Of course, regular readers probably remember this from last year’s July Birth Month Flower blog. For those who haven’t gone back that far, here’s a head’s up.

The official birth month flowers of July are the larkspur and the water lily. You’re not going to see many florists with water lily arrangements so most people tend to use larkspur instead. This is great though! Larkspur is gorgeous in birthday flower bouquets. It adds height and shape while looking as beautiful as any flower has a right to be.

What wasn’t mentioned in last year’s blog are the flower colors and flower meanings associated with the birth month flowers of July. Did you send birth month flowers last year? Send them again this year but add another dash of whimsy and character to the bouquet by using just birth month flowers in these colors:  green, russet and red. The flower meaning of larkspur is “laughter” or “levity.” Who wouldn’t want to send something so cheerful?

Whatever bouquet you choose to send this year, make sure you ask your local florist about using larkspur in the flower arrangement!

Flowers Associated With The Months Of The Year

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

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 Flowers For The Month Of July

Yesterday was my birthday and I received many lovely flowers and gifts over the course of the weekend. I have one friend in particular who believes every birthday present should truly represent the day. One year she got me a birthday newspaper — a copy of the New York Times on the day I was born. This year she gave me a beautiful larkspur flower arrangement. Larkspur (Consolida ajacis) is the birth month flower for July.
Larkspur is a beautiful annual flower and a cousin of delphinium. This flower has been cultivated as a fresh cut flower. It also makes a great dried flower or garden plant. The mid to dark foliage is feathery, soft and downy. The upright blooms are similar to the blooms of delphinium. The flowers are densely packed on the larkspur bloom spikes. The color palette for larkspur contains pastels shades of pinks and rich tones of pink, white and violet blue.

If you have family or friends with a birthday this month try sending them a flower arrangement containing larkspur.

How do you celebrate July? Have you ever used larkspur the birth month flower as a way to celebrate the month?

Astrological Flowers For A July Birthday.

July is the month of my birth. As my birthday approaches, I think back to when I was a kid and how enthralled I was with astrology. My birthday is July 22nd and is what they call on the cusp — meaning the changing from one astrological sign to another. My zodiac sign is Cancer and the day after my birthday the zodiac sign is Leo. I thought it would be interesting to see what flowers are associated with my astrological sign.

I found these astrological flowers for Cancer birthdays (June 22 to July 22): cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), Ammi (Queen Anne’s lace), delphinium, ferns, plumbago, hydrangea and iris. So if you know someone with a birthday during this time frame have your florist incorporate one of these astrological flowers in their birthday bouquet.

Make a Leo (July 23-August 22) happy with one of these flowers; marigold, gerbera, dahlia or sunflower.