We’ve established by now that flowers are always a good gift. Many enjoy looking and smelling the flowers as they can be colorful and joyful making any room livelier and prettier. There’s a lot to keep in mind when choosing the flowers, from the message that you wish to send to the way you’re going to arrange them. It’s all a bit easier if you know the favorite flowers of the person you’re buying the bouquet for, but if you wish to think outside of the box and surprise them than you need to do some research.
Which flowers should you choose?
This mainly depends on what the person you’re buying flowers for loves and what is the occasion. If you’re buying flowers as a birthday present, you can always go with yellow as yellow flowers typically symbolize friendship, optimism, and happiness. However, you should avoid yellow carnations as they symbolize disappointment. Also, each month comes with its own specific flower. For example, Aster represents September, Carnations January, and Chrysanthemums are the flowers of November.
Tulips and daisies are typically bought for first dates, but you can also go for something a bit bolder such as Orchids. Tulips, Irises, and Gladioli are perfect as get-well gifts as they don’t have intense fragrance, while Poinsettia and Amaryllis are often gifted for holidays. They are colorful, joyful, and have very optimistic meanings. Valentine’s Day calls for something red and passionate such as roses and tulips. On the other hand, if you’re choosing the flowers in order to make an arrangement you’ll keep in your home, just choose anything you’d enjoy looking at every day. You can match the flowers with the season or the colors of your room. If you need inspiration, check out florachic.com. If there is a special occasion or a party which calls for some nice flower arrangements, try matching the rest of the decorations and the flowers, and complement the mood of the party.
How to make a stunning arrangement
You should pick fresh, beautiful flowers that will last longer. First, you want to trim the stems using scissors. Regular scissors or gardening shears should do the job fairly well. Choose the vase based on the type of flowers you plan on putting inside and the room you plan on keeping it in. Also, you can add sugar or floral preservative in the water. The rule of the thumb is that the bouquet should be around one and a half times taller than the vase.
Start placing the biggest flowers first around the rim of the vase. Then, continue placing smaller flowers towards the center. Look at the vase from all angles to make sure it looks good and that you haven’t missed something. Choose the colors that match well and choose the flowers that match the season. While fall calls for something orange, yellow, red, and gold, winter is a season for red and white flowers. Spring, on the other hand, is time to go crazy. Spring flowers cover everything from purple, red, and blue, to white, pink, and orange.
To finish off the bouquet, add some greenery. Sometimes, you can use floral foam or tape in order to keep the flowers in place, but you can also use the greenery for the same thing. For this, you can choose ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus, grasses, or berries.