All About Mothers Day

History of Mother’s Day:History of Mothers Day 150x150 All About Mothers Day

Strangely but yes, the origin of Mother’s day dates back to the time of Greeks and Romans. Although the Mother’s Day celebrated today all around the world is believed to get its roots from the start of official Mother’s Day celebration in USA but it is said that much before than that in history the Mothering Sunday was celebrated in UK. Today the Mother’s Day that is celebrated doesn’t hold the history of even being 100 years old. Today around 46 different countries in world celebrate Mother’s Day although on different dates. This day is really an opportunity for all to honor their mother’s. The idea of official celebration of Mothers day in US was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 while Anna Jarvis is recognized as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. Anna Jarvis although never married or had no children yet she is called the Mother of Mother’s Day.

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day?How to Celebrate Mother Day 150x150 All About Mothers Day

Mother’s day is generally celebrated round the globe in some countries by offering special prayers in churches for mothers. While children and fathers at home treat their mother and mother of their children with a great breakfast in bed making it a day off for the mother who strives for the betterment of her kids and husband round the year. Mother’s Day flowers and cards are also something essentially associated to Mother’s Day now and as a token of love and honor from children to their mothers. Although the commercialism factor has increased a lot with this day but still the feelings true for the mothers behind everything could be found.

Flowers Gift For Mother’s Day:Flowers Gift For Mother’s Day 150x150 All About Mothers Day

For Mother’s day to get the flowers here’s idea for you as to which flowers you can choose to gift to your mothers.

  1. Mixed bouquets
  2. Carnations
  3. Daffodils
  4. Roses
  5. Tulips
  6. Freesia
  7. Pot chrysanthemums
  8. Iris
  9. Lily
  10. Foliage plants

If your mother loves plants and like to keep them or have a little practical approach then go for gifting her some potted plant that may remain with her for years as a expression of your love over the Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Messages & Quotes:Mothers Day Quotes1 150x150 All About Mothers Day

Sometimes we really do not get how to say all those things that we want to say to our mothers. This day celebrated to honor mothers is a great opportunity to express all these feelings. Here are few messages and quotes that you may use to honor your mother.

  1. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
  2. Men are what their mothers made them. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  3. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. (Honore de Balzac)
  4. That best academy, a mother’s knee. (James Russell Lowell)
  5. If there was a day for each thing you have given to me as a mother, it would be Mother’s Day every day. Thanks for always helping me each moment in my life… and today it is you! You’re the best! Thanks for all you do.
  6. Mom, you’re the best. Happy Mother’s Day.
  7. Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.

Make this mother’s day as special for your mother as special she made each day of your life.

Fun Facts about Flowers

fun and flowers 150x150 Fun Facts about FlowersFlowers have been seen by everyone around everyday but who stops and concentrates on them to find out how and why each flower is different or what is astonishing about a certain flower? Let’s discover today some fun facts about different flowers all around the world as to astonishment of many people there are around 400000 species of flowers grown in world.

  • Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible and have the flavors of green apples and strawberries.
  • Amazingly, Tulips can continue to grow as much as an inch per day after being cut.
  • flowers fun 150x150 Fun Facts about FlowersChrysanthemums are one of the few flowers that can be cultivated bonsai style.
  • Chrysanthemum blooms can be as small as 1 centimeter or as large as 25 centimeters.
  • Symbolism such as imagination, dreaminess, and a declaration of love is a big part of the allure of Tulips.
  • There are over 15,000 species of roses cultivated across the world. The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.
  • Most tulips have two to six leaves, but a few species can have up to 12 leaves.funny flowers 150x150 Fun Facts about Flowers
  • In Malta, chrysanthemums are associated with funerals, making it unlucky to keep the flower indoors.
  • Sunflowers are able to soak up radiation.
  • Titan arums are the world’s largest flowers at almost 10 feet in height.
  • Angiosperm is the scientific name for flowering plants. It means “seed bearing.”
  • The scientific name of sunflowers is Helianthus, Helia for sun and Anthus for flower.
  • Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants. They can grow 8 to 12 feet tall in rich soil within six months.flowers1 150x150 Fun Facts about Flowers
  • Sunflower heads consist of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base. The large petals around the edge of a sunflower head are individual ray flowers which do not develop into seed.
  • Crossbreeding was common in the 1800s when Luther Burbank successfully crossed an oxeye field daisy with a Japanese daisy to produce the Shasta daisy, which is not a daisy at all but in fact a chrysanthemum.
  • Flora was the Roman Goddess of flowers and her name continues to be used as a collective term for plant life and flowers.

The tulip, a symbol of life, love and immortality, actually dates back to the time of Confucius. By the late 1600’s in Holland, bulb prices often exceeded the price of precious metals. A single bulb is said to have sold for more that $2,000.