Love and Gratitude - MOTHERING SUNDAY 18th March 2012 Choosing flowers for Mother’s Day, with help from your local friendly florist
Mother’s Day is the one day of the year when we get the chance to say thank you to our mums. Thank you for suffering twenty hours in labour. Thank you for staying up all night with us when we had the measles. Thank you for endless hot meals and clean clothes and hugs when we were feeling sad. Thank you for support, and encouragement, and pride, and love. So how do we say thank you for all that care and attention? In the United States they traditionally give carnations on Mother’s Day. Carnations are great value, especially if you are on a budget – very longlasting flowers, and keenly priced.If you’re used to the spray carnations with their small flowerheads, you might be surprised by “standard” carnations. They have big frilly flowers in gorgeous colours, sometimes stripey. “Prado” is a lovely variety, in a fresh minty green; and there are new antique-style varieties in vintage fashion shades. What if you are looking for something more unusual to show your mum how much you care? Down Under, in Australia, they give ‘mums to their mums on Mother’s Day - or chrysanthemums! Chrysanthemums are usually thought of as an autumn flower, or something cheap to fill out a bouquet. I think this is unfair! In the wintertime you can find “bloom” chrysanthemums, which have enormous frilly flowerheads. They look very exotic and only have a short availability. We can also offer British grown blooms, to support local growers. Flowering plants are also popular gifts with our customers, as they carry on giving pleasure and enjoyment throughout the year. We have a range of plants that we will giftwrap to your instructions, so they are as beautifully packaged as any gift bouquet. We wrap and present all our flower gifts for Mother’s Day in beautiful coordinated paper wrapping, adorned with ribbons, raffia ties, whatever you choose. That way each bouquet is unique, and packaged as a luxury gift. We add a handwritten greeting card to each bouquet or plant, to make it personal to you. However you choose to thank your mother this Mother’s Day, we’ve got plenty of fresh colourful choice. And if you need advice or assistance, we are happy to help! And don't forget to save the date, it's Sunday 18th March!!