Our top picks for floral arrangements you can buy online

Flower arrangements have the ability to convey different messages, and now it's easier than ever to purchase flower arrangements online.

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Flower arrangement is a historical art that has been around for thousands of years. It began in medieval times when simple garlands were made. Now it's grown into something so much more and it's an essential part of many different cultures.

Are you sending someone a gorgeous flower arrangement? This is the guide for you, including a list of the best retailers to buy from, our top picks, and deals you need to check out before you buy.



Best flower arrangements that you can buy online


Best flower arrangements

To ensure that you pick the best flower arrangement every time, you should consider why you are purchasing the flowers. Are your flowers destined for a sweetheart, or will you be sending them to your mother to celebrate Mother's Day? By considering the intention of the gift, you give yourself the best shot at picking the best flower arrangement available.

  • Certain flower arrangements hold meaning, while others may have elements related to specific holidays or celebrations. It's common to see Valentine's Day arrangements with chocolate roses or teddy bears embedded in them. Christmas arrangements tend to feature holly and poinsettia flowers. Birthday arrangements tend to be exciting and loaded with bright colours.
  • The formation of your flower arrangement also matters. You should ensure that you know where the arrangement will be placed or what it will be used for. Wreaths are common for memorial services or Christmas celebrations, while garlands frequently adorn church aisles during weddings or funerals. The traditional bouquet is the most commonly used format and can be very large, very small, or somewhere in between.
  • Also consider the container in which your arrangement will be placed. While baskets are appropriate for Easter and spring, they don't work quite as well for Christmas. Glass vases are an excellent choice for small bouquets, as they can add a touch of elegance and help to balance the colours of the flowers nicely. Bamboo stands make an excellent container for bamboo or other Asian-themed flowers. Arched flower centrepieces can help to dress up a wedding table nicely and draping the base of a vase with delicate white silk can help to soften the look of a vase of roses.

Types of flowers and their meanings

When choosing your flower arrangement, you should take into consideration the meanings of flowers and their colours. Different flowers hold very different meanings and the colour of a flower can change its meaning entirely. For example, a simple rose can mean friendship, love, passion or family love, depending on what colour rose you send.

Standard flower meanings are as follows:

  • Bells of Ireland: Good luck and fortune
  • Bluebells: Humility
  • Cactus: Longevity and endurance
  • Carnations: Varies with colour from innocence to passion
  • Crocus: New beginnings, cheerfulness
  • Forget-me-nots: Long-term love, positive memories
  • Iris: Steadfast faith, valour in battle, overcoming obstacles
  • Daylilies: Matronly love, femininity
  • Mistletoe: Christmas time, affection, kissing
  • Orange blossoms: Bright affection, marriage
  • Peonies: Happy marriage
  • Poppies: Good fortune, material wealth, success in life
  • White poppies: Consolation, comfort, sympathy
  • Rosebuds: Budding love, first love
  • Roses: Varies with colour, may range from passionate romance to innocence
  • Violets: Demureness and modesty, honesty

Birth flowers are also assigned to each month of the year, just as birthstones are. The following is the typical assignment of flowers for each birth month of the year:

  • January: Carnations or sometimes snowdrops
  • February: Primrose or sometimes violets
  • March: Violets or Jonquil flowers
  • April: Daisies or sweet pea
  • May: Lily of the Valley or Hawthorn
  • June: Honeysuckle or rose
  • July: Larkspur or water lily
  • August: Poppy or gladiolus flower
  • September: Aster or morning glory
  • October: Cosmos or sometimes the Calendula
  • November: Chrysanthemum
  • December: Holly, although poinsettia is also closely associated

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