Each Colour Has
Flowers are a thoughtful gift for your mum – and not just for Mother’s Day. There are so many ways to incorporate different flowers into beautiful arrangements. Have you ever thought about the meanings behind the colour of the flowers you choose? Here’s a quick roundup of the meanings to help you plan your mum’s bouquet.
Blue flowers -- think iris or hydrangea -- signify peacefulness, serenity and calm. This colour would be wonderful if your mum always seems to be very busy and doesn’t take much time for herself. Whether on her desk at work or in the centre of the kitchen table, every time she sees the arrangement she will relax just a bit.
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Traditionally, many bouquets for Mother’s Day have included pink flowers. Roses, tulips and carnations are just a few of the flowers that are particularly pretty in pink. The colour symbolises grace and happiness, which are both good qualities to appreciate in your mum.
The colour associated with royalty, purple flowers signify dignity and pride. Tulips, iris and lavender are just three of the varying shades of purple that can be found in flowers.
Usually thought of as a more romantic choice, red flowers not only signify romance but also beauty. What mum doesn’t want to be told she’s beautiful? Roses are beautiful in red, but also consider tulips or carnations in varying shades of red.
Who hasn’t gazed at a field of sunflowers in full bloom and smiled? Yellow flowers signify joy and happiness, and it’s easy to see why. These would be perfect for toddlers or young children to give to their mum.
Orange is the colour of energy and enthusiasm, and what mum couldn’t use a wee bit of that?
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Choose a beautiful bouquet of flowers for your mum this Mother’s Day -- and add extra meaning to your message by the colours you choose.