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Creating the perfect bunch of flowers this Mother's Day

28 February 2014

The evenings are getting lighter by the week, the first buds of blossom are sprouting on the trees, and the breeze is adopting a milder vehemence, yes it's safe to say spring is definitely in the air. As Mother's Day is fondly associated with flowers, with the first fragrant hues of nature arousing from their winter sleep, there could not be a more apt time of the year to celebrate Mother's Day.

Sending a bunch of flowers on Mothering Sunday is a thoughtful and time-honoured way to show your mother just how much you love and appreciate her. Being presented with a beautiful bunch of colourful and fragrant flowers can all but guarantee to put a smile on your mum's face.

But how do you choose the perfect bunch?

Spring flowers

The perfect Mother's Day flowers should celebrate the arrival of this joyous season by including some quintessential spring flowers. A floral display that blends delicate lilies, tantalising tulips, vibrant daffodils, fragrant hyacinths and other perennial spring flowers, will make an affectionate reminder of the unique beauty of the month of March.

Consider the colours

Colour never fails to impact our emotions and communicate a certain mood. From striking and intense to subtle and harmonic, the various colours put into a flower display can evoke different feelings. As Mother's Day is all about appreciate, love and respect, carnations would make an appropriate choice. Whilst red carnations signify admiration, pink carnations represent love and respect. Infusing the red carnation with the pink would make an extra special and thoughtful bunch of flowers this Valentine’s Day.

Likewise, the striking colour variations of lilies would be a great choice of flower on Mother's Day. These graceful flowers permeate symbolic significance. For example, the virginal white lily denotes pureness, the citrus colours of the day lily symbolises motherhood, while the subtle tones of the calla lily stands for beauty. Uniting the different types of lilies in a bunch would not only infuse many different beautiful colours but it would also collectively signify a lovely Mother's Day message – pureness, motherhood and beauty.

Tradition verses modernity

Every mother is different and in order to give your mum the perfect flowers this Mother's Day, the bunch should be reflective of your mum's individuality and taste. It is therefore important to determine whether your mother leans towards traditionalism or contemporariness.

For traditional mums, carnations could be the most appropriate choice of Mother's Day flower. The tradition of giving your mother a carnation dates back to 1908, when a daughter in West Virginia encouraged the wearing of her mother's favourite flower as a means of honouring mothers everywhere. The custom quickly caught on and shortly after the West Virginia carnation promotion, the first celebration of Mothering Sunday was announced in 1914.

For more modern mums traditional flowers such as roses, lilies and carnations simply won't suffice. Opt for 'bolder' and more 'daring' choices such as gerbera daisies, snapdragons and purple statice to reflect your mum's contemporary and stylish lifestyle.

One of the best components of giving your mother flowers on Mothering Sunday is that the choice, like flowers themselves, is boundless.

With years of experience designing exquisite flower arrangements for every occasion, Fishlocks will be able to help you send the most special lady in your life the perfect bunch of flowers this Mother’s Day.