Mother’s Day is just a few short days away and my mind is fixated on my Mom. I don’t know about you but I am lucky to have the best mom. She has a love of flowers that she passed on to me. She would arrange some of the loveliest bouquets and often won Blue Ribbons for them. She was creative with her designs. I recall she kept floral sheers in the car and we would often stop on the side of the road and clip a few beautiful flowers. She taught me that different flowers and colors of flowers have different meanings.
Growing up in the south means that I love southern flowers. Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine. You will find those huge white, purple, blue, pink blooms on tables in my house most of the summer. You might be surprised to know that hydrangeas mean heartfelt. I also love peonies. Unfortunately, I don’t have a green thumb when it comes to growing peonies. They mean bashful. That might be why I can’t grow them. I am not a bashful person.
My mom was not a fan of yellow flowers. Yellow was considered a color of jealousy, not her favorite idea of a flower color. Today though yellow flowers bring forth happiness in most people. She has always loved purple flowers. Purple flowers are often delicate and they mean elegance and grace. Yes, purple flowers will forever be associated for me with my mom. Elegance and grace. That sums up my mom nicely.
Now to pick out the perfect card for her. Luckily, I work in a store that sells them. Stop by and pick out something lovely for your mom. We have floral notebooks, cards, boxes and soaps that smell like flowers.