Choosing the perfect flowers for Mother’s Day

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Flowers are the most popular gift of choice for Mother’s Day. According to Statistics Brain the total amount of money spent on flowers for Mother’s Day is over $1.9 billion. A study conducted by the US Flower Industry shows that Mother’s Day accounts for one-fourth of the floral purchases made for holidays. About a third (31%) of adults (34% of men; 28% of women) bought flowers or plants as gifts for Mother’s Day 2013.

Society of American Florists spokeswoman Jenny Scala says Mother’s Day is second on the list of busiest days for florists, the first being Christmas and Valentine’s Day comes third. The most popular types of flowers for Mother’s Day are: Mixed bouquets, carnations, daffodils, tulips, and roses. Nowadays, some are choosing brighter and bolder color combinations for flower arrangements but some still opt for pink roses since pink is the traditional color for Mother’s Day.

The Sweet Avalanche is the famous pale pink rose introduced to the market in 2000. It has a hint of green around the outer petals but as the flower head opens, the green hue disappears and turns to candy floss pink. Many online retailers have recently included Sweet Avalanche in their exclusive range of flowers.

Simon Richards, Marks & Spencer flower expert, says: “These are extraordinary roses usually bought for special occasions and are the ideal flower to impress someone with or to get in their good books.

If you’re still having doubts what flowers to give this Mother’s Day, Matthew David Hopkins, creative director of Matthew David Celebrations, has outlined five ways to find the perfect set of blooms for the number one woman in your life:

·What was her Wedding Flower?

·What’s her Favorite Flower?

·What’s her Favorite Color?

·What are the Best Sellers?

Choosing the perfect flowers for Mother’s Day should be a no brainer. Bottom line is any flowers you choose will definitely make your mom smile especially if it comes from the heart.

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