Every month has a flower and June's birth month flower is the Rose. Did you know the Rose represents beauty, love and youth? Those are three wonderful characteristics for anyone to possess, much less a flower. The Rose has been a symbol of love, beauty, war and politics for hundreds of years. The genus rose has approximately 150 species that can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, and even parts of Northern Africa. It is believed that the cultivation of roses began almost 5,000 years ago in China. The roses were grown in the Middle East during the Roman period. Roses have been used for everything from confetti to medicines and is loved by many. Another flower that has meaning in June is the Daffodil The Daffodil is the birth sign flower for Gemini and it represents joy and new beginnings. The Daffodil also means spring to many and has several names such as Narcissus and even Jonquil. For the record, the official botanical name is Narcissus and Daffodil is the common name. You can thank those living in the Southern states for the addition of the name the Jonquil. At Fleurenasci we simply love both of these flowers. When they are transformed into beads and collectible keepsakes they are without a doubt some of our favorites. If you have any of these flowers in your gardens think about keeping those vibrant colors with you all year round by letting us create a beautiful piece of jewelry. And remember to take time to smell the roses! Here are some examples of roses and daffodils that have been turned into gorgeous beads.