The Meaning of the Blog Title The Blissful Daisy
A daisy is beautifully simple, and simply beautiful.
Much loved for its simplistic beauty, the daisy instills joy in the heart of the beholder with its message of hope and renewal. The blissful daisy cultivates joy from the small and simple things of life, and shares that joy and beauty with those around it.
To be blissful is to be extremely happy, full of joy.
I love all flowers, but some flowers are just special for some reason. Maybe it’s because you connect it with a special person, or a special moment. It seems as though most people are drawn to daisies because they radiate a simplistic kind of joy. Perhaps it’s their sunny yellow center surrounded by all those radiant white petals.
Daisies are just blissful.
The name seemed perfect for a blog with the goal of cultivating and sharing the simple joys of life.
Some Other Fun Facts About the Daisy
Daisies belong to one of the largest families of plants in the world, the family of ‘vascular plants’ – those which circulate nutrients and water throughout the plant. They make up almost 10% of all flowering plants on Earth.
Daisies are found everywhere on Earth except Antarctica.
The name ‘daisy’ is thought to come from the Old English ‘daes eag” which means ‘day’s eye’ after the way in which it opens at dawn.
The daisy family was classified in 1792 by Paul Dietrich Giseke, a German botanist.
Daisies represents purity and innocence.
A daisy is actually two flowers in one. The white (usually) petals count as one flower and the cluster of tiny yellow (usually) disc petals that form the ‘eye’ is technically another.
A Daisy is More Than Just Beautiful
Daisy leaves are edible. They can make a tasty addition to salads. They’re closely related to artichoke and are high in Vitamin C.
Daisies have lots of medicinal properties. They are thought to slow bleeding, relieve indigestion and ease coughs. In homeopathy, the garden daisy is known as the gardener’s friend for its ability to ease an aching back.
Bees love daisies.
Wild daisies along a drive-way in Oregon.