Understanding Flower Selection And Gifting

by Nancy

Nothing beats flowers when it comes to communicating love, sympathy and other emotions to loved ones. Choosing the best flowers is therefore an important skill that you should learn. But how exactly do you choose the best flowers for different people? What you should you put into consideration when choosing the flowers to purchase?

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When to buy flowers for loved ones

For most people, flowers are a gift for special occasions. The flowers may be given as the gift or an accompaniment for the gift. Valentines Day, Mothers day, birthdays, weddings, graduations, the birth of a child are all events where flowers can be presented as gifts. Valentine’s Day flowers are usually red as an expression of love but this does not mean other colors cannot be incorporated. They may also come in heart shapes but this is not compulsory. You can have them customized to your liking.

Mother’s day bouquet are diverse and any type of flowers in any color can be used depending on what your mother or other mother’s like. Some of these flowers are available in packages. The packages may have other gifts such as chocolates and sweets. You can also get a package customized to your liking in many stores.

Choosing the best flowers

Types of flowers

There are different types of flowers including but not limited to Lilies, carnations, roses, daisies, and orchids. Their diversity includes petal size, petal arrangements, their colors, scents and how they are arranged in a bouquet. The first question to ask yourself is what the person you are purchasing the flowers for likes since different people have different tastes and preferences when it comes to flowers and flower arrangement. If you cannot get the exact type they like, look for something in the same class.

Flower arrangements

The presentation is a great determinant of whether the recipient will like the flowers or not. A creative arrangement is therefore important. Work closely with the seller to achieve an arrangement that you feel is not only creative but also in accordance with the recipient’s tastes and preferences. If you do not know what they like, ask the attendant to put his best foot forward and give you something great.

The event in question

Joyful occasions and sorrowful occasions use different types of flowers. It is therefore great to understand which flowers can be used for joyful occasions and which ones cannot. During sorrowful moments, flowers that comfort the people involved can be blue, white or green in large formal arrangements. Bright colors such as red, yellow, purple and orange represent passion, love, well-being and health. The wrong color can communicate the wrong things and therefore you should be careful.


Some people may be allergic to flowers or specific types of flowers. Presenting flowers to them usually shows that you either do not know them well or you do not care. This is not a great message to pass on to the people you love. Always make sure you find out whether the recipient has any allergies, either from other family members or their close friends before you purchase the flowers.

The most expensive flowers may not be the best for every occasion. Find out what your loved ones love in order to buy them the most appropriate flowers from time to time. You may also experiment with different flower arrangements for different occasions to create diversity.