Baby's breath, also known as gypsophila, was introduced in the US in 1828 when gardeners from Britain introduced several of their favorite garden flowers.
An instant hit in the States, baby's breath became a symbol of everlasting love, innocence, and purity. Opinion differs on how gypsophila became "baby's breath". Some say it was given the moniker because of the sweet smell, and others say the name was prescribed because of its delicate appearance.[caption id="attachment_8305" align="aligncenter" width="360"] martha stewart[/caption] The arrangement in Atlanta stuck with me, so the week I returned home, I bought three bunches of baby's breath and got to work.