Flowers are beautiful gifts for any occasion. They make the recipient feel special, even when you’re not around to give them personally. But picking out the the right flowers can be challenging. What kind should you get? What colours are appropriate? Each flower conveys a special message and knowing the meaning behind each one can help you make the right choice. Here’s some pointers to keep in mind the next time you visit your local Gladstone Park florist.
Flowers are traditionally gifted on anniversaries. And just like there are specific gifts for a certain anniversary, there are also specific flowers for each year.
- 1st anniversary – Carnations
- 5th anniversary – Daisies
- 10th anniversary – Daffodils
- 20th anniversary – Asters
- 50th anniversary – Yellow roses and violets
You can also never go wrong with seasonal flowers. They can represent the time of the year you’re celebrating. For instance, peonies and peach blossoms are great for spring while bright coloured pink roses and sunflowers are ideal for summer. But do avoid yellow carnations as they symbolise disappointment!
Flowers make for a fine birthday present. Personalise a bouquet with your loved one’s favourite flower or colour, or the flower that’s associated with their birth month.
- January – Carnation
- February – Violet
- March – Daffodil
- April – Daisy
- May – Lily
- June – Rose
- July – Delphinium
- August – Gladiolus
- September – Aster
- October – Orchid
- November – Chrysanthemum
- December – Poinsettia
Sympathy flowers are typically delivered to those grieving. The colour white is associated with compassion so opt for lilies, or orchids. Irises and carnations are also safe choices.
Thank you flowers
If you’re thanking someone you know well, it helps to know their favourite flower. But if you’re not sure, you can opt for subtle coloured flowers like carnations, daisies, and lilies. Additionally, some flowers convey specific meanings. For instance, sweet peas mean “thank you for a good time”, chrysanthemums mean ‘thank you for being a great friend’, and hydrangeas mean ‘thank you for being understanding’.
Apologising to someone? Giving a bouquet of flowers is meaningful way to go about this. But be careful in choosing colours as you don’t want to come off as too brash. Safe colour choices include white (peace and forgiveness) and yellow (friendship). You can also pair it with a card to further express your apology.
If you’re sending flowers to someone who’s sick, it’s important to know whether they’re at home or in the hospital. If you’re sending flowers to someone in the hospital, make sure to pick blooms that are not overly fragrant, such as tulips and gladioli. Daffodils, sunflowers, and roses are also great choices.
Follow these tips and you can pick the best blooms with confidence for your loved ones! Blooms of Gladstone Park and Gladstone Park Florist at Gladstone Park Shopping Centre have a wide range of flowers as well as hampers and gift sets for special occasions. Blooms of Gladstone Park is located at Shop 110 while Gladstone Park Florist is located at Shop 157A. Make every occasion special with a beautiful bouquet!