The birthstone of May is the emerald, and although a few lucky recipients may end up actually receiving one of these precious gems on their birthday – most will not. Still, here at Casas Adobes we would like to help you to create emerald-inspired gifts that will not only turn heads and make them green with envy, it will let your loved one know that you put in that extra effort to let them know that like an emerald, they are pretty rare and special.
When people think of vibrant bouquets of flowers, the color green is relegated to the leaves and the stems – after all, flowers aren’t green – are they? The surprising answer is that there are a full range of floral species that grow in varying shades of green, and would make appropriate gifts for all of your May birthday celebrations. As a matter of fact, an all green bouquet is so rarely seen, but is so beautiful, it is sure to stand out.
Emerald Fact: Only the deepest green stones are known as emeralds, although they do occur in saturations from yellow-green to blue-green. The rich color of the iconic stone results when the highest concentration of chromium is present.
The green cymbidium orchid is one of the more popular green flowers; but the vivid lime green Fuji mum is a tropical and exotic looking flower that adds excitement to any bouquet it appears in. Poms, carnations, and asters all appear in green; and many are surprised to know that even roses can be found in shades of green. If an all green bouquet seems a little too unconventional for you, adding dramatic green flowers to a floral bouquet is a great way to add interest; these green bells of Ireland and hydrangea add a striking green overtone to spring florals.
To our knowledge, emeralds have never been found in Tucson – but you can find emerald bouquets that you loved ones will love right here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop. Stop in today to discover the natural beauty of green.