Saturday, 19 May 2012

Flower Bouquets

Nothing says "I love you," "I miss you," "I appreciate you," "I'm sorry" or "I care about you" like flower bouquets. The amazing thing is that the recipient knows instantly which particular message is being conveyed, without the sender saying a single word. The brain interprets the splash of color, the aromatic scent, the lush greenery and the thoughtful gesture in the same way that it would an eloquent love poem or a metaphorical piece of writing. While the thought is definitely what counts, senders will still want to ensure that the bouquet is especially memorable by choosing the right arrangement for a lover.
The first thing to consider when choosing floral arrangements for lovers is the nature of the relationship. Daisies and chrysanthemums are perfect for a cheerful and playful lover in an innocent and new relationship. Another flirtatious favorite for new loves is the fragrant hyacinth. Modest and shy lovers will like something sweet and simple like violets. Rose bouquets are the most famous, particularly red roses, but there are many other flower garden contenders: tulips, lilacs, lilies, wildflowers, irises and orchids, for instance. For intensely passionate physical relationships, it should be noted that tulips are traditionally known to represent "the perfect lover.

Sometimes flower bouquets look best when coordinated with the recipient's home decor. "The recent Harvard research is proof that if we live in places that lift our spirits, we can live happier, healthier lives," said Rebecca Cole of the Discovery Channel's Surprise By Design show. "Fresh cut flowers are the perfect everyday accessory for any budget, as they add color, fragrance and style, and now we know they even increase energy and compassion." Traditional homes work best with traditional flowers, such as rose bouquets, gladiolus, irises, lilies or carnations, whereas contemporary designs call for bold colors of anthuriums, heliconia, callas and orchids. Victorian homes look best with fragrant pastels, such as roses, peonies, lavender, gardenias and freesia. Country homes often go for a bouquet of wildflowers like yarrow, wild roses, scabiosa, heather, daisies or sunflowers. To instantly de-stress a home, try varieties like cyclamen, kalanchoe, pothos, ivy, sunflowers, daisies, hydrangea, delphinium or tulips. 

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