People have been giving each other flowers for hundreds of years. Whether it’s for a special occasion such as a birthday or simply to cheer someone up, flowers are for every occasion. 

Making use of the flower delivery Toorak and other areas’ florists offer is often the best way to send your special gift. Does it matter what type of flowers you send? Are some flowers a better option than others?

Create a Bouquet for Any Occasion

There’s no denying that receiving a surprise bouquet of flowers is a wonderful gift that brightens your day. In Toorak flowers in a mixed bouquet of colours and fragrances will always be a definite winner.

Some people though, like to put a little extra effort into their bouquet choices. Many flowers have special meanings, and the right choice makes a floral arrangement extra special! Read on for some tips on choosing the best flowers for any memorable occasion. 

1. Birthdays

One of the easiest ways to spoil a lady on her birthday is to send a bouquet of bright flowers. You can either choose your loved one’s favourite blooms to make up a bouquet or base your choice on their birth month. 

Your local florist will also be able to make a recommendation of a mixed bunch. If you want to go with the birth month option, consider the following examples:

  • January – Carnation
  • February – Iris/Violet
  • March – Daffodil
  • April – Daisy/Sweet Pea
  • May – Lilly of the Valley
  • June – Rose
  • July – Larkspur
  • August – Gladiolus 
  • September – Forget-me-nots/Aster
  • October – Marigold
  • November – Chrysanthemum
  • December – Poinsettia

If your florist is creating the bouquet, they’ll add a few green leaves and a variety of different colours to avoid ending up with a dull bunch! 

2. Sympathy Flowers

While there is no gift that can truly comfort a person suffering the loss of a loved one, flowers are a way of expressing your sympathy. Generally, the meaning behind sympathy flowers is to represent hope during a difficult time.

Traditionally, white is the colour to use. To avoid a boring bouquet, use a mixture of lilies, carnations, white or cream roses or even chrysanthemums. Add a few green stems in between for a pop of colour. 

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3. Get Well Soon Flowers

We all know how lousy being sick can make us feel. A wonderful way to cheer up an ill or injured loved one is to give them a bouquet of flowers. Yellow is the general go-to colour to use. 

However, orange and red are also wonderful options to consider, so the colours can spark some energy in someone. Once again, a mixed bunch with a pop of green will work nicely. Speak to your florist about flower types that last longer. This way your loved one can enjoy them while they recover.

4. Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day is one of the many days of the year you have the opportunity to show your mother how special she is. Very few moms out there wouldn’t enjoy being surprised with a bunch of bright, vibrant flowers.

When it comes to flowers for your mom, you can always go with a mixture of her favourites. Here you want to have colour and different fragrances to show just how much you appreciate her for all the different ways she affects your life! A tip here is to do it throughout the year. 

5. Valentine’s Day

One of the most commercialised anniversary dates has to be Valentine’s Day. Flowers are also the most popular gifts as there’s very little chance of choosing the wrong one! 

Since Valentine’s Day is associated with love and affection, the usual option is always red roses. However, if you’re looking for something less commercialised, you can opt for carnations, orchids, tulips or even hyacinths.

6. Thank-you Flowers

Another popular reason to send flowers is to express your gratitude for something. Traditionally, a thank-you bouquet is made up of a variety of the recipient’s favourites. 

If you don’t know the recipients’ favourite flowers and you don’t want to spoil the surprise by asking them, try these few suggestions:

  • Chrysanthemums – for being a great friend
  • Hydrangeas – for being understanding
  • Sweet peas – for a good time
  • Pink roses – for adding value to your life

7. Apology Flowers

As many husbands and boyfriends will tell you, flowers are one of the most effective ways to apologise for just about anything! However, the trick here is to avoid going over the top. 

Since white is the traditional colour of peace, and yellow implies companionship, these are good choices. A simple yet elegant bouquet of whites, yellows and pinks is the perfect mix to apologise for your transgression! 

Final Thought

If you’re going to create your own bouquet, it’s important to give it some thought before the time. Discuss your options with your florist because they might need to place a special order for your intended blooms. 

Alternatively, discuss the intended message you want to get across and your florist will advise you of the best option. Any Toorak flower delivery service will easily be able to get your message across!