Monday, 9 March 2015

Mother’s Day flowers – a guide for the uninitiated

Every mum loves the idea of receiving flowers on Mother’s Day. It’s not a big thing but it makes us feel special, valued, loved and appreciated. 

Unfortunately, for those buying the flowers it can be all too easy to get it wrong leaving us with bunches of buds we just don’t like (although we have to pretend otherwise to save those little feelings).

So, for any dads helping their kids pick some flowers for mum (hint hint) here are some handy tips worth following:

Colour and fragrance 
Look for bouquets in mum’s favourite colour (always a hit) 
Match bouquets to the colour of rooms to avoid clashes 
Use different colour flowers in the same bouquet for depth – white is a good option to add in 
Avoid any strongly scented flowers which may overpower rooms 
Add a few sweet smelling flowers for a delicate aroma (roses are perfect) 


Pictured: Beautiful Smile bouquet from serenataflowers.com containing pink gerbera daisies, alstromeria, daisies and roses

Balance and size 
Don’t just pick the biggest bouquet – go with what will look nice in the home and fit the room 
Ensure the bouquet is balanced by choosing one with plenty of greenery or fillers 
Look for bouquets which combine large statement flowers with smaller buds for depth 
Buy bouquets that come in a vase to make them easier to present 
Look for interesting vase options like a fish bowl, basket, watering can or jug for added interest 



Pictured: UK daffodils from serenataflowers.com with jug containing narcissus yellow daffodils and blue ceramic jug with yellow bow

Flowers that can’t fail 
Carnations –a British best-seller, they are a traditional Mother’s Day choice in red and pink 
Roses – always popular with the ladies and, buy as a rose bush for a longer lasting gift 
Daffodils – another traditional Mother’s Day flower; simple but effective 
Tulips – great range of colours and styles to suit any mum 
Lilies – big, bold and beautiful, the perfect statement flower with an intoxicating scent 



Pictured: Rose and Carnation from serenataflowers.com containing pink roses and carnations with delicate white gypsophila


What flowers do you love to receive?

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