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Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

The best gifts are heartfelt. Is it an accident that flowers and flowering plants are the preferred gifts for Valentineís Day and Motherís Day? That doesnít seem likely. Cut flowers and floral arrangements are one of the best ways you can express your love.

Chances are youíll find exactly the gift you want if you start shopping early. This is a busy time of year for florists. Do place orders early if you are buying unusual blooms, such as orchids.

For this special occasion, there are many suitable kinds of floral gifts. These would include arrangements made with your momís favorite kind of flower. Mixed floral designs are also very popular. For this holiday, special containers are usually chosen.

Orchids are very special flowers. They make an ideal Motherís Day gift. These cut flowers are usually available through special orders. They have a very long vase life. Their exotic beauty is sure to please. Orchid plants in bloom are also available from various sources. Just make sure the flowers will be open when your mom receives the plant.

For potted orchids and other potted flowering plants, decorative pots are usually used for Motherís Day. Some florists may wrap the pots in festive foil or paper.

Various other kinds of blooms are suitable for Motherís Day. Peonies are wonderful old- fashioned flowers. They are enjoying a newfound popularity. These elegant blooms are very impressive. Many kinds are available, including singles and gorgeous doubles in a wide array of colors.

Lilacs are also very suitable for Motherís Day. As if the pastel blooms in shades of white, pink, and purple arenít beautiful enough, the fragrance adds its own unique appeal to this gift.

There are so many kinds of flowers available in the spring for Motherís Day. How can we make our choice? Begin by selecting either her favorite flower or ones in her favorite color scheme. Local florists do custom designs to your specifications. For out of town orders, this isnít always possible. In those cases, the florist delivering the flowers to your mom may have to make substitutions. If you think that might be the case, specify the ones you would accept as substitutes.

In addition to fresh flowers, flowering plants are often given for Motherís Day. Among the more popular choices are azaleas, hydrangeas, and other flowering pot plants.

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