One of the birth flowers of February is violets. Receiving these showy blossoms would make someone very happy on their birthday.
Also known as violas and pansies, violets are indigenous to regions such as Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, North America, and the Andes. Within a category of more than 500 species, it is not a surprise that these multicolored flowers are a favorite among cultivators.
In the Language of Flower lexicon these flowers represents faithfulness, attentiveness, and dedication. Giving them as a gift expressed that you would always be there for them.
Violets have been depicted throughout the centuries in poetry, literature, art, and mythologies. According to history, upon the grave of the cruel and oppressive Roman dictator Nero, every spring secret admirer(s) or lover(s) decorated his final resting place with an abundance of violets.
There is also a story that Napoleon Bonaparte once sent violets to Josephine as a symbol of his love.
Utilized in a variety of ways, violas play a key role in:
Culinary Delights – Serving up scrumptious dishes and presenting a decorative flair is easy when you add violets to the menu. Whether featured in fruit salads, fluffy soufflés, sweet teas, or adorning richly frosted tiered cakes, the young flowers and leaves are comestible raw or cooked.
Medicine – Many of these floras manifest strong antioxidant, insecticidal, and antimicrobial activities.
Perfume – The perfume industry employs the captivating scent of violets to enhance the chemistry of their fragrances.
Although African violets are not considered “true violets,” because they do not belong to the Violaceae family, these beautiful plants, native to Eastern Africa, are still referred to as violets because of their resemblance to violas.
Sending Violets for a Birthday Surprise
The special person in your life will be delighted to receive this lovely Blooming Garden for their birthday! A unique blend of vibrant blooms, including African violets, and lush green foliage are displayed in an attractive container. This present will certainly convey how much you cherish them.
We can also deliver a smaller version of the Blooming Garden to help celebrate your love one’s birthday.
About Gainan’s Flower and Garden Center
We are a family owned floral business, serving the Billings, Shepherd, and Laurel area in Montana. With our large selection of quality flowers, plants, gift baskets, and more, we can help you celebrate and plan for any event.
If you have any questions, please contact us. Our experienced and friendly staff is able to assist you with all your needs.