Daisy Meaning

Daisy Meaning – 31 Days. 31 Flowers. Teaching kids about the Daisy… let’s talk DAISY TODAY!

Literature, legends and art bloom with FLOWERS, from lovely little nursery rhymes to sophisticated epic poetry and great myths and masterpieces.  Knowing the names of flowers, the references to flowers, the symbols of flowers, the language of flowers gives kids a blooming head start in understanding literature and enhancing literacy.

Each day in May, a FLOWER will be presented here at 31 Days. 31 Flowers – 31 Ways to engage your kids in literature, literacy and life in just a few moments a day. Enjoy!

Daisy Meaning

The DAISY – Some derivatives of the Daisy are Dayes-eze, Daysie, Dayesye and the total giveaway to the Daisy’s meaning, Days-eye.

Daisy Meaning

Days-eye means, simply, day’s eye or eye of the day; describing the appearance of the flower’s yellow center disc in the morning and the closing of the flower’s rays in the evening. The Daisy is the eye of the day!

The Daisy is a familiar favorite in both cultivated gardens and the wild, the wild perhaps edging out the gardens a bit for the happy dance the Daisy gives us from meadows, grassy hills, pastures, forests, roadsides and even bike paths!

The Daisy symbolizes childhood innocence and purity.  It was in Victorian times that young maidens began the little trick of plucking the petals from the Daisy in the hope of determining the true feelings of a suitor… the familiar he loves me, he loves me not.

Let your kids in on the lovely secrets and meanings of the Daisy.  Take a few moments each morning and each evening to see the day’s eye open and close.

One lovely little line in Scottish orientalist John Leyden’s (1775 – 1811) Scenes of Infancy is a perfect one to teach your kids:  When evening brings the merry folding hours, and sun-eyed daisies close their winking flowers.

Seek out the Daisy and now you know what Daisy Means. It will make your kids’ day!

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  1. 5.21.13

    I was actually thinking about daisies this morning – thanks to the character in The Great Gatsby!

  2. 5.21.13

    Maizie got some Gerber daisies the other day and Stella thinks regular daisies are “the perfect flower”.

  3. 5.21.13

    I LOVE daisies!! i had grand thoughts of having all of my flower beds completely full of beautiful daisies every year. But in my mind flowers last months. And don’t get their petals eaten off by weird bugs. So no flower beds full of daisies for me. But they are so fun and friendly (as Kathleen in You’ve Got Mail says)!

  4. 5.21.13

    I adore daisies! I remember picking daisies when I was little and doing the “He loves me, he loves me not,” bit even BEFORE boys were in the picture! My friends and I just thought it was fun to say and sing! One of the sweetest flowers.

  5. 5.21.13
    candice said:

    I haven’t seen a daisy is SO long. Such a beautiful but simple flower.

  6. 5.21.13
    Jennifer said:

    Daisies are my favorites! Always make me think of “Harold and Maude.” 🙂

  7. 5.22.13
    mel said:

    Daises are one of my favorite flowers! They are just so pretty!

  8. 5.22.13

    I think daisies might be my favorite flower! =)

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