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How to Arrange Flowers: The Best Tips and Techniques

Sending flowers is a lovely way to show appreciation and offer support. But with so many varieties of blooms out there, it can be hard to decide which are best. For example, did you know that each province and territory in Canada has an official flower? Not only that, but different flowers have different meanings.

Thankfully, you don’t have to guess too much as different blossoms signify various messages, something known as “flower language.” In this quick guide, we’ll help

Whether you’re sending an expression of love or sympathy for someone going through a tough time, get ready to become a pro in sending thoughtful bouquets tailored perfectly to your occasion!

What Is Flower Language?

We’re not alluding to the idea that the flowers can speak when discussing flower language. Nope. Instead, flower language is the idea that different flowers convey different meanings. From romantic to platonic flowers, knowing the difference is helpful when choosing a bouquet for any occasion.

Flower language is an ancient tradition used as a way of communication to express feelings without saying words. During the 1800s, flower symbolism became incredibly popular, and flower meanings were studied by many. William Shakespeare even included certain flower meanings in his sonnets.

With certain flowers meaning different things, such as love, innocence, and good luck, flower-giving became a silent agreement between two people. The flower grew to symbolize an unspoken answer to thoughts or messages. Cool, right? You bet. And thankfully, you don’t have to guess the meaning these days.

Here is a brief breakdown of bouquet language.

Romantic Flowers

When trying to express romantic emotions, rose bouquets appeal to most people and remain timelessly romantic. Red roses are especially great as part of anniversary bouquets, for example.

Tulips are another great option. They tend to signify royalty and perfection. They come in various colors, such as red, purple, and yellow, allowing you to express your romantic intentions boldly.

Orchids have been known to symbolize admiration and beauty, making them another great flower for romantic settings. Lastly, peonies offer a sweetness unmatched by other flowers. They can make romantic moments even more special. In fact, the Chinese word for “most beautiful” translates to peony, making it ideal for letting someone know they’re the apple of your eye.

Edmonton Flower Delivery

Are you ready to speak the flower language? We’ve got you covered. Best Buds Flower Company has been creating flower arrangements and bouquets in and around Edmonton for years. Proudly locally owned and operated, we strive to provide our customers with fresh flower products for all occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, or birthdays.

Visit us today to experience our top florist service! Or click here to browse our flower options by price.

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About the Lavender House

The Lavender House, formerly Best Buds Flower Co, has called Edmonton’s historic Oliver neighbourhood home for over twenty beautiful and blossoming years! We are grateful for our passionate and creative team who are always excited to bring your floral vision to life with a luxurious, high-quality, custom design. Guests are encouraged to stop in, chat, smell the flowers, and enjoy a cookie baked by our owner, Kimberly, herself!