Daisies are simply, well-known flowers that are both beautiful and cheerful. Whist they may be the most common flower you come across, daisies are still a much loved flower in the floral world. The name of this flower literally means day’s eye. The reason the Anglo Saxons called them this is because daisies open when the day just begins. The daisy flower symbolizes purity and innocence. It can also signify a new start in life.
The daisy flower is made up of white petals and a yellow center. Sometimes the daisy can become pink. However, there are many varieties of daisies; Tatarian Daisy, Painted Daisy, Paris daisy, Shasta Daisy, and Crown-Daisy are just a few varieties of the enormous range of daisies.
Daises are one of the easiest flowers to grow. You certainly do not have to be an expert gardener to be able to plant and grow them. Most of the time, they are grown right from seeds and they can be directly planted into a flower bed. The best area to grow your daises is in a sunny spot because they thrive on sunshine. You must make sure before you begin to seed them that the soil in which they will be grown is well drained and rich. To do this you must add plenty of compost to the soil. Although daises thrive on sunshine, they should be watered regularly and shaded occasionally if the sun is particularly hot. When it comes to planting the seeds, you must make sure that they are planted approximately 11 inches apart. In the first month after planting them it would be a good idea to add fertilizer. Make sure that your daises are watered regularly when dry spells occur.
Luckily, insects and other pests do not touch daises most of the time. If they do happen to bother them, treat them with a fungicide to get rid of them. You should remember to add plenty of mulch around the daises during the cold months to ensure they are well protected.
If you don’t know much about daisies, you will probably be interested in some of these interesting facts about them:
• Daisies grow everywhere on Earth except Antarctica
• They are made up of two flowers: white petals and clusters of yellow disc petals
• Daisies signify purity
• They can become serious weeds if you do not maintain them. That is because they can grow in any condition, no matter how bad it is.
• Daisies are usually not bothered by insects and pests
• The leaves of daisies are edible and are high in vitamin C
• There are various medicinal properties in a daisy. It is known to ease coughs and indigestion.
• Daisies come from the largest plant family in the world
• The petals of daisies can sometimes be red or pink
• Daisies bloom yearly
Daisies are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Most people have heard of them. They were once the flower that used to represent childhood and that probably explains why daisies stand for innocence – the innocence of children. Children used to spend hours making daisy chains. What makes daisies stand apart from other flowers is that they are beautiful and yet they can grow under even the most terrible conditions. So if you have been considering growing daisies yourself, it certainly will not be difficult for you to do so. They are very easy to grow and it is really rewarding when you have grown them yourself. They bring color and vibrancy to your garden.