2018 In Flowers: A Flower For Each Month

2018 In Flowers: A Flower For Each Month Title

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Another year is coming to an end and we wanted to look back at 2018 our regular annual retrospective. We’re remembering 2018 in flowers by assigning a plant or flower to each of the 12 months reflecting the events that happened in them.

Now, without any further ado, let’s see the 12 flowers we chose to represent the last twelve months.

January: Chinese Money Plant

Pilea plant

January was a healthy month for Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, who became the richest man in modern history. With his fortune now north of $150 Billion (which is bigger than the GDP of Jamaica) we felt that a Chinese Money Plant would suit this month of 2018.

February: Red Roses

red roses closeup with eucalyptus greenery

Red roses were an obvious choice for February. It’s the month of Valentine’s Day and the time when these expressive flowers really shine. For Valentine’s Day 2018 we sent out over 25,000 bouquets and of course, the majority of those were red roses naturally.

March: Mimosa

Yellow mimosas in a red jug

March 8th is, of course, International Women’s Day and one of the best flowers for this day is the yellow mimosa. It carries great symbolism in Italy on IWD and captures a little of the energy that the change in the seasons brings.

April: Daffodils

We’ve chosen bright yellow daffodils to mark April of this year. It was in this month that The Simpsons reached its record-breaking 636th episode. This makes it the longest-running scripted US primetime TV series after surpassing the previous record holder Gunsmoke.

May: Peonies

pink peonies

There was, of course, the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in May and peonies played a big part in their big day. As the favourite flowers of the bride, they were picked especially to decorate St George’s Chapel in Windsor. We, of course, predicted big things for Peonies back in January 😉

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June: Red Tulips

These tulips suited the respective figures of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, when the pair met in person for a historic summit between North Korea and The USA during May.

July: Pink Lilies

Pink Lily

In July scientists discovered bright pink is the oldest biological colour. The colour was found in a 1.1 billion-year-old rock sample in Mauritania. It had originally been produced by an ancient bacteria. We, of course, wanted to commemorate that fact with the bright pink you can find in lilies.

August: Sunflowers

Yellow sunflowers in a jug

It was another hot summer this year and it wouldn’t be right to remember the warm days and golden sun without marking the occasion with a few sunflowers.

September: White Lily

White Lily

This flower is a favourite for funerals and we chose it to reflect the many notable deaths and memorials that took place during the month including Bert Reynolds, John McCain and Aretha Franklin.

October: Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley sunlit in a jug

There was another big Wedding in October, this time between Princess Eugenie and Jack Brookbank. Among the flowers in her bridal bouquet was lily of the valley, which is a traditional flower for Royal Weddings.

November: Purple Alstroemerias

Purple alstroemerias

We’ve chosen a beautiful purple flower for November as this of course was the month that the hotly anticipated film Bohemian Rhapsody debuted in cinemas.

December: Red Amaryllis

Red and white amyrillis

To round off the year we’ve chosen a suitably Christmassy flower. Red Amaryllis is a great flower for the holidays and a subtle but strong way to profess your love.

So as the year 2018 reaches its conclusion, we have a whole new year ahead of us. Just what will 2019 have in store for you? If you have an exciting event coming up in 2019 or you think we could have picked a better flower for 2018 let us know in the comments below.

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