When I think of Mother’s Day, it fills me with fear of sore hands, splinters and calluses along with gallons of tea and sugar surging biscuits to keep energy levels up. Well that’s the thought process of a florist anyhow! Putting that aside and being the daughter to the best Mum in the world (obviously!) it makes me think what do I give the person who pretty much has everything? I seem to overlook the beautiful gift that many children give and why I do what I do! Flowers…..
Let’s be honest, I wouldn’t work with flowers if I didn’t love them and who doesn’t? I have memories of my mum and dads garden from childhood, I would pick beautiful handfuls of scented herbs, roses, tulips and beautiful spring flowers and present them to my mum to put in a vase on the kitchen table, or put petals crushed up in a jam jar of water and present her with the finest Eau de toilette! (That never went down as well)
This year I want to relive some of those childhood memories and make a bouquet full of symbolic flowers….
Lilac signifies youthful innocence and confidence. White lilac symbolizes humility and innocence, (bit like myself!)
Heather Lavender, admiration, solitude and beauty while white heather symbolizes protection and indicates that wishes will come true.
Freesia – innocence and thoughtfulness.
ranunculus denotes radiant charm.
Stocks is for lasting beauty and a happy life. It is indicative of bonds of affection (just like with our mums!).
Tulip signifies a declaration of love. It also symbolizes fame and perfect love
A Lavender rose like its colour conveys enchantment. It also expresses “love at first sight” (just like the day we were born!)
Combined with my wild flare and natural style, my wonderful mum will have a bouquet full of meaning, memories and love.