Your Ultimate Guide to Nailing the Perfect Mother's Day Bouquet
Buying flowers for Mother's Day can be a lot like trying to choose the perfect outfit for a first date. You want to impress, but you also want to be authentic. So, when it comes to selecting the right flowers for the maternal figure in your life, it's important to consider their unique personality and style. Whether you're shopping for your mum, grandma, auntie, or any other mother-figure, here are some tips to help you pick the perfect blooms for their special day.
Choose a flower that reflects their personality and style
Just like there are a million different types of mums out there, there are also a million different types of flowers. Does your mum have a bubbly personality and love bright colors? Opt for a bouquet of vibrant sunflowers or gerbera daisies. Is your grandma more of a classic beauty? Stick with a simple and elegant bouquet of roses. Whatever you choose, make sure it reflects their unique style and taste.
Chrysanthemums are popular for Mother's Day, but don't be afraid to mix it up
While chrysanthemums are a traditional Mother's Day flower, don't feel like you have to stick to tradition. Mix it up with some other popular blooms like tulips, lilies, or peonies. Or throw caution to the wind and make a statement with something unexpected, like a tropical bird-of-paradise.
When creating a bouquet, make it ‘mum’azing!
When it comes to designing a bouquet, start with a main focal flower, and then build around it. Next, add in a few fillers like greenery, berries, or even small flowers to add texture and interest. Make sure it’s ‘mum’azing and make it look good from all angles, not just from the front.
Now that you've got your perfect blooms picked out, it's time to keep them fresh and perky. Here are a few tips to help your flowers last as long as possible:
1 - Clean your vase and fill it with fresh water
Your mum deserves nothing but the best, so make sure her flowers are being showcased in a clean vase filled with fresh water. Clean the vase with dishwashing soap and warm water, and rinse and dry to make sure there’s no bacteria lurking.
2 - Trim the stems and remove any leaves that will be submerged in water
You want your flowers to be able to absorb as much water as possible, so make sure you trim the stems at a 45-degree angle to create more surface area for absorption. And don't forget to remove any leaves that will be submerged in water - this can cause bacteria to grow, which can shorten the life of your blooms.
3 - Change the water every few days
And don't forget to change the water every few days to keep it fresh and clean.
So, there you have it! Now you know how to buy the perfect bunch for the maternal figures in your life. Remember to be true to their unique style, mix it up a little, and take care of those blooms to ensure they last as long as possible.