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Flowers for Mom

By Amanda Rainey, April 25, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Amanda Rainey
Mother’s Day is right around the corner (Sunday, May 8th this year), and as you start planning the perfect day for mom, don’t forget the flowers! Of course, there are many ways to let mom know she’s special — whether it’s a handmade card or breakfast in bed (to name just a few). And here in the floral office, we think a bright and cheerful array of flowers, made just for her, is definitely one gift as unique as she is! Now don’t be intimidated —you don’t need any experience to make a beautiful arrangement. All you need is a clean vase or container full of fresh water (we love to use mason jars), a sharp pair of scissors and your fresh flowers. There are a ton of great options to choose from, but here are just a few of our team’s favorite ways to mix and match for a quick and easy (yet lovely) arrangement. One bunch Whole Trade gerbera daisies, one bunch Whole Trade poms and a few greens One dozen Whole Trade roses plus one bunch Whole Trade alstromeria One bunch of California tulips, one bunch Whole Trade gerbera daisies and a few greens A few stems each of California tulips, Whole Trade gerbera daisies, Whole Trade alstromeria, Whole Trade poms and greens A few quick tips to help in your arrangement adventure:
  • Fill a clean vase with fresh, room-temperature water.
  • Remove any leaves that will be below the waterline. This helps keep the water clean and clear, and the flowers will appreciate it too.
  • Cut stem ends a minimum of one inch. A fresh cut will allow your flower to drink fully, bloom completely, and last longer.
  • Place flowers in water immediately and keep away from direct sunlight, heat, and drafts.
  • Re-cut the stems and change the water every 2-3 days to allow for longer blooms and continued enjoyment.
See, it’s not that hard! Our floral team members will be happy to assist you too. What flowers do you like to mix together? Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!
Category: Produce




Barbara Hartman says ...
Do you have any prices for cut flowers at the Town & Country store???
04/27/2011 3:16:45 PM CDT
carole g says ...
Happy Mom's Day to all !!!
04/27/2011 5:53:09 PM CDT
ma says ...
actually, those are not very artistic arrangements. sorry, but i think you could do better.
04/27/2011 6:24:28 PM CDT
Erica Fonck says ...
I love tulups this time of year, I just bought some the other day, it was so relaxing to look at them since mine outside are not growing yet with this crazy weather!
04/27/2011 6:37:30 PM CDT
Patty says ...
My favorite vase is a jar! Happy Mother's Day! Happy Spring!
04/28/2011 7:34:34 AM CDT
C. Kraft says ...
I was disappointed this year with the Edgewater W-F's selection of flowers for Easter not too much to select from otherwise the selection is in abundance. It would be nice if W-F sold olive branches with olives on the stems for Easter. Thanks.
04/28/2011 8:45:47 AM CDT
marianne rutka says ...
I do like the beautiful arrangements you have provided. I must say I love the idea of the upcoming royal wedding using live trees in Westminster Abbey, instead of anything cut(flowers) after ceremony trees and shrubs transported to Prince Charles estate. How cool is that!!
04/28/2011 10:05:30 AM CDT
marianne rutka says ...
I love your beautiful arrangements. My comment is this; the upcoming royal wedding will be adorned in Westminster Abbey by live trees and shrubbery. After ceremony they will be planted on Prince Charles' estate. There won't be any cut flowers in church. I love that idea!!
04/28/2011 10:08:23 AM CDT
Stacie A. Pizzolato says ...
My favorites are roses and lilies with wild fern and whatever ivy is abundant. One prerequisite for me: my roses must smell like a rose! Lilies have a fresh, clean smell! Ferns and ivy remind me of new life! My mom is 90 yrs old, in a nursing home. She loves flowers (especially camelias) and so do my daughters. What a wonderful, simple, beautiful legacy my mother has left me and my children!
04/28/2011 11:29:59 AM CDT
Vicky says ...
Flowers! Arranging them is a favorite mother-daughter activity.
04/28/2011 2:35:06 PM CDT
Amanda Juneau says ...
Lovely arrangements, Amanda! Thanks for the tips on making the flowers last longer. :) I knew I kept all those Ragu jars for a reason!
05/03/2011 1:13:26 PM CDT
Domina says ...
Thank you for advice.I am just thinking what to buy for Mother´s day.Bunch flowers seams ideal.
05/05/2011 2:47:47 PM CDT
Rosie says ...
Hi, will u have the dozen rose bouquet this Mother's Day. I am throwing a moms day party for50 seniors at my work and would like to get 5 dozen. Thank you.
05/06/2013 3:29:38 PM CDT