While flowers may make the perfect gift for a partner if you wish to get out of the doghouse, they are even more welcome when you send them as a romantic gesture. Even better make a practice of sending flowers – on a regular basis – so that your partner is not only touched by your thoughtfulness and generosity but also by your commitment. Here are some ideas on how to send flowers every month, for a year, to your partner.
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- By season
Spring, summer, autumn and winter – you already know what flowers to send your partner for at least four months in a year. One of the most pleasing ways to mark the progress of seasons is to explore and appreciate what flowers are in bloom. So even if you do not have a flower garden of your own, you can still buy seasonal flowers to enjoy the change in seasons as well as share it with your partner.
What better way to start the year than with a gift of lovely flowers to your partner. Though this cold and gloomy season seems like an unlikely time for flowers to bloom, but nature has designed flowers which love the extreme weather. Gorse, daffodils and snowdrops can all be seen in the countryside in January though the flower associated with the month is Carnation and is said to symbolize love, fascination and distinction. Carnation, which is also commonly called Gillyflower, is found in a number of colors from pink to purple-red, any of which should make a lovely gift for your partner.
When spring comes around, you are practically spoilt for choice – the gardens and the countryside seem to be bursting with vivid colors and some spring flowers that celebrate the renewal of life include daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth. So for the month of March which heralds the arrival of spring, you can go with Daffodil, also known Jonquil or Narcissus. The colors of the bloom include white, yellow and orange. A gift of these flowers conveys the hidden meaning of friendship and happiness.
Few months on, the full glory of summer is celebrated by flowers like dahlias, garden lilies, daisies, asters, roses. While rose is the flower of June, if you have already given a lavish bouquet of these blooms to your partner for Valentine’s Day, think of some other bright summer flower to send this month. How about settling for a bunch of Canna Lilies to your partner – growing from fleshy green foliage, the silky, breezy blooms of this flower come in colors ranging from orange to yellow, red, pink and white. What’s more, these showy blossoms would be available until well into autumn. Summer is also a highly popular time for weddings, so if you and your partner are invited to one, you can even gift a flower arrangement to the bride and groom.
When planning a bouquet for your partner for October, you can either look for flowers which bloom this season or which come in the typical fall colors, ranging from yellow to red, rust and brown. For the first idea, New England aster could be a great choice since this variety bears loads of pink, blue, purple, and white flowers that are as great in the vase as the garden. Then again fall won’t be fall without the cheery yellow flowers of Goldenrod. While many are cautious of this flower on account of allergies, florists say that it is a common misconception as goldenrod isn’t typically a cause of fall allergies.
- By occasion
Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular romantic holidays in the world and a practically universal tradition is to give your partner a bouquet of roses on this day. If you wish to make your gift a little special, explore some of the more exotic species of roses or pair up your bouquet with a box of gourmet chocolates. On the other hand if you think roses are passé or worse, corny, you can explore other blooms of this season like Wild primroses, crocus and Aubretia to make a lovely gift to your partner.
Despite inclement weather in most parts of the country, December is actually one of the busiest flower-buying season and the reason for that is that plants and flowers make great gifts for the holiday season. Any flowers that are deep purple or red in hues could make a perfect December bouquet for your partner since these are great winter season colors. Alternately you can look for arrangements using poinsettias and amaryllis which of course is the flowers of the season. however if you wish to make your gift a bit special, Think wreaths—they make beautiful door hangings and can also be used as centrepieces. You can also ask your florist to incorporate pieces of evergreen into the arrangement for a real holiday feel. Then again look for arrangements – or try them yourself - with candles, fruit, and ornaments used as focal points for your gift of flowers.
- Flowers by month system
A helpful guide on how to choose flowers for your monthly bouquet to your beloved would be to follow the flowers by month tradition. This is believed to have been introduced to England in the early 18th century by Mary Wortley, Lady Montague, whose husband was Ambassador to Turkey. thus for April you can surprise your partner with a bunch of Sweet pea flowers which is associated with this month and best of all, which bloom in a wide range of soft colors as well as two tone colors. It is said to symbolize pleasure or good-bye. In May you can opt for the Lily of the valley flower, which is one of the loveliest early summer flowers. It is generally white in color and is believed to symbolize sweetness and humility.
What is late summer without a splash of color – which is why for your August bouquet, you can select a variety of Gladioli blossoms to send to your partner. This flower blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character. Bid the season goodbye with a September bouquet of Aster which again is found in a number of colors – pink, red, white, lilac and mauve. The name of the flower which looks like a star is derived from the Greek word for star and he flower is thought to stand for love, faith, wisdom and color. Finally get ready for the holiday season in November with the many different colors of Chrysanthemum, which stands for cheerfulness and love.