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How to Choose the Right Flowers for Mother's Day

toddler girl picking flower
How to Choose the Right Flowers for Mother's Day

It is easy to think that buying flowers for Mother's Day is just a matter of picking out a bunch of beautiful flowers and presenting them to your mum. But there's much more to buying  flowers for your mother if you really wanted to impress her. Read on to discover how you could choose the perfect flowers for Mother’s Day.


  • Back to basics: what are her favorites? A good starting point is to think about what your mum's favorite flowers and/or colors are. Considering her likes and dislikes will show that you've put a little thought into picking the ideal bouquet. It is easy if you know your mother likes, say, pale pink roses, but perhaps much harder when she favors daisies and her favorite color is purple! You'll need to compromise if you find yourself in this situation. Either choose to go with her favorite flower (ideally one that's in season) or the color she likes best. Luckily, there are many species of flowers that come in a wide range of shades, such as roses and carnations. Another preference you may want to bear in mind is scent. If you know she likes the smell of roses you can't really go wrong. However, be cautious as there are many different varieties of aromas like citrus, spicy and exotic.
toddler girl smelling flower


  • Will the flowers complement her home? This might seem like a minor issue, but it's always nice to choose flowers that will go with the decor in your mother's home. Think about where she normally puts flowers - for example, does she put them on full display in the living room or tucked away in the bedroom? Don't forget to consider how much space she has too. There's little point in buying a huge bouquet if it realistically can't fit on the sideboard, for example. It may also be a nice gesture to buy a vase that goes with both your flowers and the room they will be placed in. Extra presents are always a bonus!


  • red rose with swirls



  • Where will you give her the flowers? Again, this is easily overlooked, but it's perhaps not very practical to present your mum with a large bunch of flowers if you're meeting her away from her home (unless she's getting a lift back!). Try to give her yhe flowers at her home, or choose a smaller bouquet that's easy to carry if you're treating her to a meal or day out. If you want the flowers to be a complete surprise or won't be able to see your mother in person on the day, go online to find flowers for delivery


  • purple African daisy


  • How long will they last? A little care and attention is usually all that's needed to make a lovely bunch of flowers last for as long as possible, but some varieties will inevitably live longer than others. You'll want to give flowers that make your mum smile for a while, so speak to your florist about choosing blooms that will stay fresh-looking for a good period of time.


  • white calla Lily



  • Are flowers enough? Finally, you might want to think about investing in some extra presents to go with the gorgeous bouquet you've picked out as a nice surprise. As well as vases as mentioned above, chocolates, wine, champagne and luxury toiletries are all popular options that can't fail to impress. You could also consider getting a decent photo of you and your mum framed and possibly personalized for a more sentimental gift, or buying vouchers for a pampering spa day. 


  • purple orchids

    It is said that the flowers below have traditionally been Mother's Day's favorites, and were most popular to give. You can't go wrong sticking with one of the flowers below.
    CARNATIONS: Carnations might be the most traditional Mother's Day flower. Each Carnation color represents certain feelings, so be sure you've thought about what they mean too. Here is the reminder: Pink carnations represent gratitude and love, Red carnations signify admiration, White carnations are traditional flowers to give or wear in remembrance of a mother who is no longer living.
     ROSES: Roses of various colors convey a number of different meanings as well. A bouquet of mature rose blooms sends a message of gratitude. In white roses signify virtue, purity, and reverence. Yellow roses bespeak devotion. A rose symbolizes grace in a medium pink hue, gratitude in a dark pink color, and youthful joy in light pink.
     SUNFLOWERS AND GERBERA DAISIES: A bright and cheerful flower, the sunflower is a colorful addition to a bouquet. It also sends a message of adoration and respect. Gerbera daisies have a similarly joyful look in their myriad colors. Daisies are traditionally a symbol of beauty, and gerbera daisies also signify cheerfulness and playfulness.
     TULIPS: The message of tulips in general is love. More specifically, pink tulips signify caring and red tulips connote true love. Yellow tulips bring a message of cheerful thoughts.
     VIOLETS: Violets signify faithfulness and devotion. The gift of a violet plant can provide a lasting reminder of your appreciation for a mother's devotion.
     ORCHIDS: With their exotic and majestic appearance, orchids symbolize love, refinement, and beauty. The orchid is also a Chinese symbol for "many children."
     LILIES: Particularly beloved by many mothers, lilies come in a number of different varieties. A white lily connotes purity and majesty. The day lily is a Chinese symbol for motherhood. Calla lilies stand for beauty.
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    34 comments :

    1. Gorgeous collection of flowers.

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      1. Thanks! Consider them worthy for Mother's Day, I believe.

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    2. thanx for your nice weekend flowers :)

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      1. Thanks for your visit. Flowers seemed like the right theme for the weekends. smiles

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    3. I try to get my mom a mix bouquet on Mother's Day. Carnations are always a hit. I like the idea of Sunflowers though. They are a happy flower :)

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      1. I will remember that, a mix bouquet sounds like a plan!

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    4. those are beautiful collections, I know if my mom still alive, she always prefer to get an orchid where she can grow. she collects and she would just not get enough orchids. miss her much. oh, Trinity is so pretty, and your photos of flowers are very lovely

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      1. Orchids are awesome! I am not so great with them. I don't think we have the weather for them. Sorry to hear about your mum. I bet you do miss her.

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    5. They are all beautiful and it's so hard to choose! Thanks for the information..

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      1. I think some guys would appreciate this post, since at least now, they will have the names of the flowers to find...smiles.

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    6. What a post!! Flowers do seem as the perfect gift for the occasion and choosing them is often a headache. This post simplifies matters to a certain extent. Have a nice day Amanda :)

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      1. I hate to buy gifts the most. There are too much thinking and planning, but this should take some guess work with the names and the list of popular flowers to give.

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      1. Thank you Birgitta. I love planting and gardening.

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    8. I always gave my Mom desserts or perfumes.
      She preferred them over flowers.
      I hope you picked the right one for your Mom.

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      1. My mom likes any kind of flowers. She has a great appreciation for the flowers that are easy to propagate.

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    9. love your pic!!! angie from germany

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      1. Thanks Angie. I love the photo of my daughter smelling flowers the best. smiles.

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    10. It'S nice to think about what kind of flowers to present. Your flower photos are very beautiful.
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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      1. Thank you. I still would have a hard time choosing between the ones above, but maybe I can do a bouquet. smiles.

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    11. I love flowers...
      My Valentines bouquet lasted almost 2 weeks!!
      Thank you for sharing.

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      1. That is a long time for the Valentine Day gift to last...That must have meant the giver knows how to choose.

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    12. That is a nice theme.
      Flowers do speak a language, important we choose the right ones.

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      1. I have always been intrigue over the meaning of each flower and the colors they represent.

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    13. Wonderful flowers in beautiful colors. Great !

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      1. I love the different varieties...they are all beautiful.

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    14. My husband gives me potted flowers, so they won't die. I love to plant them out in the garden. I have a miniature rose he gave me for Mother's Day last year that blooms so beautifully!

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      1. That's a great idea. My SO buys me plants and such too, after I complain so many times that the fresh ones die so quickly.

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    15. Gorgeous collection of flower pics! I especially love the rose one ;D Have a good start!

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      1. Thanks! Hopefully it will help you in choosing the right flowers for your mum.

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    16. Great tips on giving flowers, lovely photos, thank you for sharing. I remember it was a tradition to give my Mother daffodils when we were children. They were her favorite.

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    17. Love flowers so much that I painted 12 canvases of 24 x 24 inches with individual flowers:) Rather than what message they may send (and I guess that's for everyone different:flowers mean to me:home, because I come originally from Holland. Roses mean to me: extravagant, etc.) my flower paintings I painted with a personality. If you like to see what I mean, I posted some of them on my artblog http://JeshPleinAirOils.blogspot.com

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    18. no matter what´s her choise, it will be the right one. :)

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    19. This post was very nicely written, and it also contains a lot of useful facts.I enjoyed your professional manner of writing the post. Thanks, you have made it easy for me to understand.

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