Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure

I think all of you would agree that it is always just too great to receive beautiful flowers on our birthday from our loved ones and equally cherishing it is for our loved ones when they receive flowers on their birthday from us. Flowers are such a great creation of God that they have the quality to express each of the human feeling or sentiment whether its love or even hatred. Well when it’s about birthdays then definitely we want to deliver the messages like love, care, happiness, joy and all such happy and positive feelings. Well there are great many ways for choosing birthday flowers for someone like you may go for choosing the flowers by selecting the ones that represent the particular month in which your loved one has birthday. Here is the list for the flowers representing each month of the year.

January Carnations Carnations1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
February Iris, Violet Iris Violet1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
March Daffodils Daffodils2 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
April Daisy, Peonies Daisy Peonies1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
May Lily, Lily of the Valley Lily Lily of the Valley 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
June Rose Rose1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
July Delphinium Delphinium1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
August Dahlia, Gladiolus Dahlia Gladiolus1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
September Aster, Forget-me-not Aster Forget me not1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
October Calendula (Marigold) Calendula Marigold1 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
November Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum3 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure
December Poinsettia, Holly, Narcissus, Paperwhite Poinsettia Holly Narcissus Paperwhite 150x150 Birthday Flowers: A Great Pleasure

Well to make it a little more surprising for you let me tell you that each date of every month is also expressed through a certain flower, plant or fruit so this may also become a great source for you for gifting on a beloved’s birthday. I mean nothing can work more perfectly than these ides but definitely some times in a love bonding a love relationship some meaningful messages are meant to be sent so for that you may consult to your florist or check out for flowers that may help you in express your feelings of love. Generally for this roses are meant to be the perfect ones. Well, according to a survey if a man is giving roses to a woman that is her love she would like light and pastel color roses like pink, peach or yellow but it is said that men like to receive red roses from their love. Now this is something simple women are mostly inclined towards soft expression of feelings like care and respect and acknowledgement for her qualities but for men they want a straight and direct expression of true love of their lady for them.

Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is the Day celebrated world wide to tribute the most important personality in life of any person the “MOTHER”.  Flowers are the best gift to tribute your mothers for what they have done for you throughout your whole life and in fact the best source for you too to express all your heart felt feelings for her. There is so much that we just can’t express too our mother but yes choosing the right flowers over mother’s Day will deliver all our feelings perfectly to our mother. Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates all around the world although each day we should be thanking our mothers but we just do not bother to do that and do not get time out to thank her so this day particularly makes it possible to express that no matter how busy or far we are from her we still love her and respect her a lot.mothersday gifts 150x150 Mothers Day

The best flowers that can express one’s feeling to his or her mother are:

  • White Carnations- beauty, innocence
  • Aster – Charming variety
  • Tulips (Red) – A declaration of love
  • Lilly (White) – Sweetness
  • Zinnia (Magenta) – Thoughts of love for those not present
  • Chrysanthemum (Red) – I love you
  • Daisy – Innocence and the sharing of sentiment; reciprocation of love
  • Stock- Lasting beauty
  • Myrtle – Love
  • Iris – Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Admiration, Hope
  • Bluebells – everlasting love
  • Forget-me-nots – faithful love
  • Moss – unusual, but it symbolizes maternal love
  • Orchid – Refinement, luxurious beauty
  • Roses (Red & White together) – Warmth of heart
  • Snapdragons – Trust, hope, conviction
  • Freesia – Sweetness, Friendship, and trust.
  • Orange blossom – eternal love
  • Snapdragons (or Antirrhinum) – a gracious lady;
  • Stock – lasting beauty;

The mother that you plan to gift these beautiful flowers could be yourmothers day cake gift 150x150 Mothers Daymother, grandmother, mother-in-law or even the mother of your children. Usually husbands do not gift their wives over Mother’s Day but they should do so because they should be thanking their wives for all what they do for their children and how they help them through all the things good or bad that usually fathers fail to do. If it is so much that you want to say to that special lady either you mother or any other women in this relation you can go for getting a bunch of flowers made of most of the above mentioned flowers.

Benefits of Online Flowers Delivery on Mothers Day

Generally when it comes to gifting the flowers to mothers over the special day “Mothers’ Day” celebrated once in a year to pay tribute to the person who bring us into the world and than keeps securing us till last breath, we fail to find the most appropriate one on the last day when we reach florists. online mothers day flower 150x150 Benefits of Online Flowers Delivery on Mothers DayThis is nothing amazing at all if you get to the local florist and finds out on the Mothers’ Day that all flowers are already sold out. Flowers are the most effective and beautiful gift that you can give to your mother as after sending or gifting them those flowers you will not need to say even a single word yourself. Whether you live with your mother or can reach her easily or if you are far away from her and you cannot make up this Mothers’ Day to reach her in both cases online flowers delivery is the best solution for you. Instead of settling for something at the local flower shop which you would have never bought at first place is not a good idea at all when it comes to expressing feelings for mothers.

It is impossible to pay tribute to mothers or do something that may pay even a little for what they do for us in their whole life yet at least the gift and flowers for them on this day should be perfect. You have numerous plus points when it comes to getting flowers delivered online.

  • If you are a forgetful person than same day flower delivery offered by several flower delivery sites is the life savior for you. Get the flowers delivered to your mother’s doorsteps without making any effort and in no time more over saving oneself from being guilty the whole year till the Mothers’ day comes next year.
  • The variety offered by the online florist is much greater than the one offered at local florist shop and at an online flower shop you can easily choose the best floral arrangement that you think is the right one unlike the local flower shop where you have to hurry most of the time because other people in the queue are waiting for you to give them the chance too to buy some flowers.
  • Convenience is another plus point in getting flowers delivered online for all those who have to work hard and they do not get time out of their hectic routine to drag themselves to the florist. The services of online florists are 24/7 so order for the flowers that your mom will definitely love and get back home to see the cherishing smile on her face.

Making Cut Flowers Last Long

Flowers are like a vibrant life inspirations when they are around bringing on all the positive impacts on your moods and thus on the work that you will do whole day. When ever we prepare floral arrangements our self by picking up flowers from our gardens or when we get it as a gift from someone,cut rose 150x150 Making Cut Flowers Last Long in both ways they mean so much. Sometimes it’s as a gift that we get flowers while for many of the flower lovers it is a part of routine to get a bunch of flowers from the floral section whenever they go to grocery shops. Floral arrangements displayed at homes not only admired by you but also by the people who come to your place. Whenever the cut flowers are gifted or bought by one his or her self the very first thing that comes to mind is about preserving the flowers for longer period of time so they can just keep refreshing themselves and keep realizing how much the person who gifted these flowers love them.

  • Take some cool water but definitely not the freezing one and pour it into a clean vase in which you plan to keep your flowers in. Now take the pack of the commercial floral preservative that you got and add a small amount of it into the water and mix it properly in water either through your hands or with something else about which you can be sure that it would distribute the contents properly in water. If you have bought the flowers from flower stores after coming to home fill your sink with warm water and place the stems immediately into the sink.
  • Now be a little fast and put the cut stems into the vase with prepared solution immediately. Don’t wait till you are done with all keep putting each stem in vase that you are done with. Cut all the leaves that falls under the top of vase so they just do not remain soaked in water of vase because this will promote development of bacteria in the water and will reduce the flower’s life. Place your flower at a place that is away from direct sunlight or cold or warm breezes.
  • Change the water in your flowers every two days so that you can avoid formation of bacteria that may reduce the life of your flowers.

P.S. (You can prepare your homemade preserver and flowers food by taking two teaspoons full of sugar, half teaspoon of chlorine bleach, and one fourth teaspoon of alum. Well there is an alternate too if you do not have alum with you, you can add two table spoon of white vinegar too to the mixture.)

April Birth Flower

april daisy1 150x150 April Birth FlowerBirth month flowers mean a lot when it comes to gifting some one the flowers that are associated with their birth month. April birth month flowers are sweet pea and Daisy. It is always difficult to select flowers for a loved one over their birthday but the choice becomes really easy once you know the flowers for their birth month. Somehow these flowers are chosen keeping in view the personality traits of the people who born in certain months so those flowers also deliver the messages that go with their personality. One should always go for getting the flowers that are loved by the one whom you want to gift them but if you don’t know that than the best flowers to gift on birthdays are the birth month flowers.

sweet pea flower 150x150 April Birth FlowerDaisies are associated with innocence. The gerbera daisy has large colorful blooms, which has made it a favorite with flower lovers. The Gerbera Daisy is also known as the African daisy, Transvaal Daisy, Gerb, and Barberton Daisy. It is one of the most popular cut flowers. These large bold April birth flower come in dozens of colors and work well in almost any arrangement. The Gerbera daisy has become the most valued daisy variety due to its gallant and outstanding appearance.

The meaning of the April Birth Flower, the Sweet pea is Good-bye or Blissful Pleasure. The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Sweet pea, so favored during the Victorian era was “Thank You for a Lovely Time”. The colors of the April Birth Flower, the Sweet pea, are extremely varied because so many varieties have been developed. Sweet peas therefore come in a huge mix of soft colors and bi-colors.

Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Water

flowers in water 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in WaterFlowers appear best and live longest if are kept intact to their plants. But if it is about bringing the beauty within homes and using them as cut flowers than you necessarily need to take some precautions and take special care in order to make them last longer to beautify your home and the environment within.

•    If you are collecting flowers from a place that is far from where you need to put them and they are needed to be transported than roll them in a layer of protective paper or if you are picking them from within your garden than you can handle them carefully and use a bucket to keep them.fresh flowers water 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Water

•    Now take care of one thing that keep the time as short as possible of flowers that they remain without water. So it is better to keep your vase ready before you go for picking the flowers. Rinse the vase properly and use diluted bleach in order to be sure that it contains no bacteria.

•    First water supplied to the flowers is suggested to be warm up to around 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows flowers to absorb more water quickly and allow the water to cool down on its own. Change water every 2 fresh flowers in water 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Waterdays and re cut the bottoms of stems in order to avoid congestion or blockage in vessels.

•    Remove any greenery and leaves off the stem that may lie under water before you place your stems in vase. Every time when you cut your stems at bottom place them immediately into vase in clean water so you can avoid air from blocking out the stems from absorbing the water.

•    Floral preservative are a great idea to lengthen the vase live of your flowers because they provide both with source of energy to flowers and flowers in water vase 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Waterrestrict the formation of bacteria in water. You can use a very little amount of chlorine bleach and sugar in place of flower preservative.

•    Keep your cut flowers always out of direct sunlight. You can keep them near window to provide the indirect light to your flowers but cut flowers can not sustain the harshness of direct sun light.

Flowers & Personalities

Flowers and Personalities 150x150 Flowers & PersonalitiesFlowers are supposed to be the best gifts given to any person around you in any relation over any occasion. Actually they are4 available in so many different sizes, colors and types that you are easily able to customize a floral arrangement for a loved one keeping his or her personality as well as the occasion and your relation to them in mind. If you work a little and think about the personality of the person you are giving the floral arrangement as gift you will be able to create a masterpiece that will definitely hold a great value and thoughtfulness as well as likeness for the receiver. Always the well thought and arranged floral arrangements are the best gifts to be received by any person. The careful selection of colors and flower varieties have all the powers to deliver yourRomantic personality flowers 150x150 Flowers & Personalities message perfectly to the person you are sending the floral arrangement as gift.

The things that you will need to consider before designing the bouquet is to know certain things and preferences of the person you are about to send the gift to. Like
•    What is the color liked by the person?
•    Is there particularly any color that is loved a lot by them?
•    What are their hobbies?
•    What is their way of leading their life and taking things coming up in life?
•    What is the message that you want to convey through the floral arrangement that you plan to present?

There could be found floral signature quiz over Society of American Florists’ casual personality flowers 150x150 Flowers & PersonalitiesSite and from their you can find out yours or your loved ones floral personality by answering few fun questions. By answering those questions and than getting its result you are able to analyze that what type of floral arrangements made in what colors and with what flowers would be liked by you or by the person you plan to send a floral arrangement gift. The basic floral signatures are explained below:

1.    People who are Romantic have generous, spontaneous and extravagant personality and like to get the flowers in soft colors and light fragrance with a touch of ribbons or laces that might go with the romantic side of the personality.

lush floral arrangement 150x150 Flowers & Personalities2.    There are people who are earthy, casual and prefer outdoors, they belong to the natural signature of personality. Flowering or green flowers or the meadow flowers with the emphasis over woodsy fragrance or materials would be loved by this type of people.

3.    You may call the people as traditional personality holders who have the qualities like being trustworthy, family oriented and who like classic styles. For such people you should go for a lush floral arrangement prepared with various flowers in all different colors. This will create an excellent impact over their mood and personality.

4.    People who are trying for personality improvement and are attracted Exotic flowers 150x150 Flowers & Personalitiestowards unconventional things from the present age to the arts belong to the type of personality that falls under Expressive signature. Exotic flowers and an unusual combination of different shapes, colors and types of flowers would satisfy their lust for unconventional things with a bent of their personality towards being artistic.
These are the types of personalities that people generally hold around us and thus this over all analysis will help in creating out the best gift of all for our loved ones.

What Flowers Mean?

Flowers Meaning 234x300 What Flowers Mean?Flowers have a universal language that let the messages be delivered from one person to another without any language barriers. Every flower in itself holds a very different meaning and delivers a different message from your side. There’s nothing that can remain unsaid when flowers are your language and messenger. Is it your love for some one that you want to express or a sorry that you want to reach some one everything can be done simply by sending flowers. All you need to do in this regard is that you should know what each flower and color of flower mean for delivering the very right message from your side.

For choosing the right flowers for the situation you are currently going through we have the solution here. Check out the list and find out which flower would deliver your feelings exactly. Very firstly, listed down here are all those flowers that some how deliver the message of love or are related to it.

Aster simply and clearly means “Love”. Baby’s Breath is another flower that tells your love that you carry an every lasting love for them. White Carnation means “pure love”. Red Chrysanthemum says “I Love You”. Gardenia tells that you are a secret “lover”. Gladiolus tells your love that you fell in love with them at first sight. And above all the best one commonly known way to express your love for someone is giving red rose. While White rose means that you hold Eternal love for the receiver in your heart. Red Tulip is a declaration of Love from you while yellow tulips are for hopeless love.

Next important relation in one’s life is friendship and there are many flowers for sending different messages to your friends too. Alstroemeria tells your friends or a love that you are “devoted” to them. Yellow rose in itself is a sign of “friendship” and used most commonly on Valentines Day to send to friends. While the Zinnia is the flower that says there are “thoughts of absent friends”. Send this flower to your friends who are far and out of contact for long and make them realize that they still make an important part of your life.

There are numerous flowers in white color that depict purity and innocence. White Carnations, White lily and white rose all send the same message of purity and innocence. Some other flowers to represent distinct feelings are:

Cactus – Endurance
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Carnation

•    Pink – I’ll never forget you
•    Purple – Whimsical, changeable

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•    Red – My heart aches for you, Admiration
•    Yellow – Rejection, Disdain
•    Solid Color – Yes
•    Striped – No

Chrysanthemum

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•    White – Truth
•    Yellow – Slighted love

Daffodil – Respect, Unrequited love

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Hibiscus
– Delicate beauty

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Hyacinth

•    Blue – Constancy
•    Purple – I’m sorry, Please forgive me

•    Red or Pink – Play Hyacinth general 150x150 What Flowers Mean?
•    White – Loveliness, I’ll pray for you
•    Yellow – Jealousy

Iris – Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor

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Lavender – Devotion

Lily

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•    Calla – Beauty
•    Day – Coquetry
•    Eucharis – Maidenly charms
•    Orange – Hatred
•    Tiger – Wealth, PrideLavender 150x150 What Flowers Mean?

Lily of the Valley – Return to happiness

Poinsettia – Be of good cheerpoinsettia 150x150 What Flowers Mean?

Statice – Lasting beautylily of the valley1 150x150 What Flowers Mean?
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Sunflower – Loyalty
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Violet
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•    Blue – Faithfulness
•    White – Let’s take a change on happiness

There’s nothing and there’s no feeling that you name and it can not be expressed through flowers. So stop fighting with the right words, choose right flowers for best result.

How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Make Flowers Last Longer 300x187 How to Make Flowers Last LongerMake Flower Last Longer 300x200 How to Make Flowers Last LongerFresh flowers look beautiful and smell wonderful. However, some flower bouquets seem to wilt overnight. But there are ways you can make your flowers last longer and enhance the length of their beauty and aroma.
Instructions to Follow:

1.    When choosing flowers, select flowers that are not fully bloomed yet. You can watch flowers open later that are still in bud. Yellow, spotted or drooping leaves are signs of age.

2.    It is important to place fresh flowers in a clean vase. Dirt and dust often causes bacterial growth. To avoid it you can use a flower preservative that is easily available in garden centers or supermarkets. At home you can use use a capful of household bleach in the water as an alternative. After using a preservative you are required to change the water only about twice a week otherwise replace the water in the vase at least every three to four days as Stale water can cause flowers to wilt and die.

3.    Place each flower with special care and avoid overcrowding them as this can squash and bruise the petals. This is also done to allow enough air to flowers last longer 250x300 How to Make Flowers Last Longercirculate between each flower.

4.    It is better to remove the leaves that are below the waterline. If the leaves are submerged in the water they will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake and ultimately cause the flowers to die.

5.    If you have bought the flowers there must be some food with it provided by the florist. You need to feed them every three days. It would benefit them tremendously if you follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet properly.

6.    To add some more days to the flowers’ life you can simply keep the flowers for four to five hours in water, preferably overnight before arranging. This is called conditioning. It allows the stems to fill up with water and the flowers to look fresh.

7.    The best time to pick flowers is early morning or late evening. Sugar reserves in the stems are at their highest in these moments. Never pick flowers in the noon time when the heat of the sun lowers the water content in the stems and lessens the duration of their being fresh. If you are picking flowers on a rainy day when they are wet shake them gently before putting in a vase in order to remove the excess water. Too much water can damage flowers – specially the delicately petalled ones.

8.    If somehow you are unable to place flowers in water, it is wise to place them in a strong plastic bag with some water in the base. Secure the bag with a rubber band. You can also wrap flowers in a damp newspaper.

Tips & Warnings:
●    A 45degree angle cut helps the stem of the flower to better access the water.
●    Don’t place the vase near a fruit bowl, the natural ripening gas that fruits emit will rot the flowers very quickly.
●    Always keep the flowers in a cool room. Avoid them from heat of direct sun. It is also a mistake to keep fresh flowers near a heating source as this cause the water in the vase to evaporate quickly.

Making flowers last longer adds to your enjoyment of them, and prevents them from wilting and a fast decay.