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to mom with love

Ten grand Mother’s Day gifts sure to please moms of all ages.

Though birthdays, anniversaries and other momentous occasions can be forgotten, Mother’s Day is the one event that is almost universally remembered. This year, help your customers honor their maternal beloved with a selection of floral gifts in a range of styles, sizes and prices. Here are 10 creative but practical design ideas, in a range of price points, that are perfect for a busy holiday.






zen garden

Perched quietly atop a wooden base, a simple rose bowl—filled with polished stones and a curly-willow armature—becomes an Asian-inspired miniature water garden for moms who value a modern aesthetic impacted by vibrant color harmony and textural intrigue.

MATERIALS: ‘Bombay Gold’ Celosia and ‘Karma Amanda,’ ‘Karma Bombini’ and ‘Bombay Wine’ Dahlias from Flores Silvestres S.A.; Cling® floral clay from Floral Specialties; curly willow, stones, rose bowl and stand from favorite suppliers.





 





value chic
Whether sold together or as individual gifts, this gorgeous tone-on-tone trio is sure to impress buyers and recipients alike with its fantastic value, which will surely belie the sales price. The pretty containers, chicly simple and affordable, even when beribboned and embellished with a sparkling broochlike accent, make them ideal for today’s teen gift-givers.

MATERIALS: ‘Moonshade,’ ‘Moonlite,’ ‘Moonvista’ and ‘Moonaqua’ carnations and ‘Moonshadow’ and ‘Moondust’ miniature carnations from Florigene Ltd.; ribbon from Morex Corp.; Bouquet Jewels “Pretty Girl” rhinestone bow from Bouquet Jewels™ by Flora Europa; containers from Pots Company.







 



endearing basket

Voluminous arrangements emphasizing maximum quantities of lush blossoms are often requested to honor moms. This European-inspired, mounded millefleur design—in which even the individual blossoms with their frilly textures lend the impression of lushness—fills that order nicely. A keepsake vintage-look, basket-style vase in ruby-colored glass reinforces the traditional interpretation.

MATERIALS: ‘Santa Monica’ and ‘Lavender Minuette’ spray roses from Pajaro Valley Greenhouses; ‘Moondust’ and ‘Moonshadow’ miniature carnations from Florigene Ltd.; Gerberas and ‘Pink Monarch’ New England asters from Flores Silvestres S.A.; glass basket from Upper Deck.




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