Thursday, June 30, 2016


They are in abundance this year.  We think it is because we pruned back our bushes and
trees that were growing around them, giving them more sunlight.  Like me, they thrive in the
sunlight:).  I am so thankful for the beauty they add to the landscape.  Every year without
fanfare, they arrive in the garden.


Did you know?

~Bees are the main pollinators of daisies.
~Name "daisy" originates from Anglo Saxon word "daes eage" which means "day's eyes".
  Daisy opens the flower at dawn and closes it at night (hence the name ).
~Daisy is rich source of Vitamin C.  It has a pleasant taste and it can be used as a part of
salads, soups and sandwiches.  Both flowers and leaves are edible.  ( I did not know this
fact.  I never served daisies on my salad.  Did you?)
~Juice extracted from daisies was used for wound healing in ancient Rome.
~Daisy is used in folk medicine (usually in the form of tea) to relieve cough, to improve
digestion and to slow bleeding.
~Daisy is a symbol of purity and innocence.

~Information taken from   www.softschools.com/facts/plants/daisy_facts/596/

One more interesting thing I read is that, Since the name daisy means "day's eye", and
refers to the way they close their petals in the evening and open them at dawn,
" it is the marking of a new day".

It is a new day today.  God gave us tiny miracles like daisies, to remind us that He loves
us.  It is easier to face the day, knowing that, despite what all the day ahead of you and me,
holds.

Thanks for stopping by.



6 comments:

Stacey said...

Hi Judy! Your daisies are so pretty. Mine have been blooming too. :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I learned a lot here today! Who knew? And now I wish I had daisies in my garden! Your are lovely. Happy July 4th to you and yours!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I didn't know daisies were editable. Interesting information you have shared. We divided a big daisy bush into 8 smaller ones this spring and replanted them rather late in the season. We are happy that they are doing well and all blooming. Such a happy and cheerful flower.

Christine said...

Love, Love, daisies!
Didn't know they closed up in the evening.
Now I know more daisies and I feel more informed.

debi said...

Learned something new on my visit here today!


Hugs

Anneliese said...

And now I'm liking the idea of decorating a cake with edible daisies.
I guess you just have to be sure they are free of pesticides.

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