Many of us get stuck when it comes to putting our true feelings into words, and there is so much we want to express on Mother’s Day (Sunday 13 May). Thankfully there’s an easy way to show mum how much you love her – and it’s much more personal than googling ‘mother’s day greetings’ on Sunday morning.
Floriography is the art of expression through the language of flowers and it dates back to the 1800’s. This Mother’s Day a simple, thoughtful bouquet will say so much more than a kettle or slippers ever will.
There is a stunning array of floral colour available during autumn, so whether you visit your local florist, or find them in your own garden, it’s easy to let the flowers do the talking this Mother’s Day.
Would you like to create your own blooming expression this Sunday? Here are my top 10 suggestions for a bouquet that will be sure to put a smile on her face
- Admiration – Red carnation, Light pink rose
- Appreciation – Peach rose
- Gracious lady – Snapdragon
- Gratitude – Deep pink rose or Bells of Ireland
- Happy Memories – Nerine
- Happy Occasion – Casablanca lily
- I care for you – Pink Tulip
- Love and Affection – Red Chrysanthemum
- Loveliness – White Hyacinth
- Thinking of you – China Aster
Mums-to-be might enjoy anemones for expectation, sweet basil for good wishes or protea for strength and courage.
If your mum loves gardening, why not offer your chosen sentiment as a potted plant? She and the kids will enjoy planting it together and your special message will be enjoyed for years to come.
This Mother’s Day, make it personal with floriography.