I love words. But sometimes words aren’t enough.
I became obsessed with the Language of Flowers when I was working on publicity and marketing for Megan Moore and her company Commemorate the Date (a great business by the way, and a perfect gift idea for all your spring and summer weddings).
With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought I might be able to channel some of those good times with a list that will help you assemble a bouquet that says it perfectly.
- Agrimonia – Thankfulness
- White Carnation – Sweet and lovely
- Cherry Blossom – Feminine beauty
- Oxeye Daisy – Patience
- Red Rose – True love
- Elderflower – Compassion
Warning: If your mom sends YOU a bouquet for Mother’s Day, keep an eye out for signs of discontent. Here are a few flowers you never want to receive from your own mother: Lovelia (malevolence), Rue (regret) and the yellow Carnation (literally: “you have disappointed me.”)