5 Popular Mother’s Day Flowers & Their Special Meanings

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th, and while all bouquets and plants make superb presents, there are some flowers that hold particularly special meanings. If you are having trouble picking out the perfect gift or you simply can’t remember a favorite flower, consider these sentimental choices.

Special Mother’s Day Flowers

1. Gerbera Daisy. Gerbera daisies symbolize beauty, innocence and cheerfulness. They come in a number of vibrant colors and are sure to brighten any mom’s day.

Top Pick: Sunshine

 

2. Tulip. Perfect for Mother’s Day, tulips represent perfect love. They came in a variety of colors — each of which carries even more symbolism. Include purple roses in your bouquet, representing royalty, to show Mom she’s your queen.

Top Pick: Spring Tulips

3. Lily. Bursting with symbolism, lilies represent motherhood (femininity), devotion and humility. While they are a classic anniversary flower, their special symbolism undoubtedly makes them a top Mother’s Day pick, as well.

Top Pick: Beauty & Fragrance

4. Rose. Amongst many other meanings, roses represent love and beauty. Roses are a classic pick for any special occasion.

Top Pick: Mother’s Day Lux

5. Orchid. Orchids represent love, beauty and strength. The popular and exotic blooms make a particularly meaningful Mother’s Day gift.

Top Pick: Waterfall Orchid

For even more options, visit Boesen.com and shop our Mother’s Day selection.

Say More to Those Who Help You Do More

Administrative Assistants (also affectionately known as “My Admin”). They know everything– not just where the paper clips and plastic spoons are – but how the office really functions. And, if you take time to ask, they know how it could work better– definitely an essential part of the overall success of your business!

Not only does your Admin enable you to do your job better, he/she makes you look better. An effective Admin helps promote your brand by adding another level of professionalism and interacting professionally with individuals from all levels of the organization and with outside clients (even when you don’t feel like doing so).

Admin Week is a good time to show your appreciation for this past year’s job well done.

Beyond that, it’s also a good time to consider how you can work together to further enhance professionalism, expand productivity and increase organization at your business. Are you using your Admin to handle your correspondence and emails, help you with time management, make travel plans and reservations, greet visitors, answer phones, organize and schedule appointments and meetings, develop and maintain the filing system, order office supplies, submit and reconcile expense reports? And you can probably think of more contributions!

In 2019, Professional Administrative Assistants’ Day is Wednesday, April 24th and the week starts April 22nd.

Your Administrative Assistant represents you, your business and your brand. Professional, friendly, intelligent, creative, thorough, considerate- your Admin not only enhances the daily functioning of your office but also adds value to your business image.There is no better display of gratitude and respect to your Admin–and the entire office– than flowers that represent your professional style.

Click here to visit our admin day page to order the perfect bouquet for the admins who serve you every day.

Springtime Means Tulip Time!

Sometimes it feels like winter will never end, but every year around this time we’re inevitably rewarded with the wonders of spring. Of course, one of the most telling signs of spring – and one of our favorites – is the arrival of tulips!

Despite their brief blooming period, which ranges from a few days to just over a week, tulips are the world’s third most popular flower – trailing only roses and chrysanthemums. With their nearly perfect symmetry made up of elegant lines and rich vibrant colors, it’s no wonder why these beautiful flowers are so popular.

Native to central Asia, and later introduced to Turkey, tulips quickly became an important part of the Turkish culture and remain Turkey’s national flower.

Their popularity really took off around 1560, however, when the flowers were introduced to the Netherlands and were so prized there that they caused the entire economy to collapse. During the height of during that era, a single tulip bulb was worth more than ten times the annual income of a skilled craftsman – making them more valuable than most houses.

Spring Tulips by Boesen the Florist

Today, the Dutch still lead the world in tulip production by growing and producing around three billion tulips each year, although the prices have dropped significantly since then.

As a member of the lily family, tulips are classified as herbaceous perennials, although their bulbs differ from other species in that they are living plants that house self-contained nutrients. When the bulb grows into the flower, the original bulb will disappear, and a clone bulb will form in its place.

Tulips have three petals and three sepals, which are almost the same size and shape as the petals making them appear to have six to a bulb. They can also be found in nearly every color of the rainbow with red being the most popular. Streaking tulips boast two colors instead of one solid color. This unique combination was originally the result of a viral infection, although in modern times this unusual coloring is a deliberate result of breeding.

No matter which color you choose, tulips are an intriguing flower with a rich history – and a terrific choice when sending flowers in the spring. Their extremely vibrant colors make a statement and they also look great in centerpieces for your home or office environment.

Say hello to spring with some tulips from Boesen the Florist. We have many different options for every different occasion including one of our most popular designs, the Spring Tulips. Call us today or order online to enjoy this wonderful springtime treat.

Did You Know?

  • There are more than 150 different species of tulips with over 3,000 different varieties known to exist.
  • Tulip petals are edible and can be used as a substitute for onions in many recipes, although many people find their taste extremely unpleasant.
  • Tulips continue to grow up to one extra inch after they’re cut.
  • Tulips will bend and twist to grow towards light – even in a vase.
  • By 1636, tulips were traded on exchanges in Dutch cities. The skyrocketing prices caused many people to become suddenly rich or lose fortunes overnight.
  • In the Netherlands, tulips represent the briefness of life, but in Turkish culture, they’re a symbol of paradise on earth and have achieved a nearly-divine status.
  • Tulips have a short lifespan that typically only lasts for 3-7 days.
  • A sap released by daffodils cause tulips to wilt if the two flowers are arranged together.
  • Paul McCartney and Fats Domino are among a list of people who have had tulips named after them.

100 Love Note Ideas for Valentine’s Day

100 Love Note Ideas

Just Met, but I Want to Impress Her/Him

  • We may not know exactly what this is just yet, but I like it.
  • You give me butterflies! 🦋
  • I like you a latte! ☕️
  • You’re the 💣!
  • You are a real gem! 💎
  • I’d snap at the chance to be your Valentine. 🐊
  • I like you berry much. 🍓
  • You’re hot! 🌶
  • You’re my favorite notification. 📱
  • I’ve loved spending time with you and getting to know you. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Valentine’s Day: Still the best holiday on February 14th.

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Things Are Complicated

  • I want to be with you. It is as simple and as complicated as that.
  • There is no such thing as a simple love story. 📚
  • Thank you for putting up with my 💩.
  • You are worth fighting for.
  • I’m so happy we’re both too lazy to find a more suitable romantic partner.
  • Sometimes two people need to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.
  • You are the risk I’ll always take.
  • Love isn’t complicated. People are.
  • You make me less crazy.
  • I even like you when I’m sober.
  • We may be apart, but true love is inseparable.

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Not Quite to “I Love You”, but We’re Close

  • I can’t bear to be without you!🐻
  • You 💡up my 🌎!
  • Wherever you are, is right where I want to be.
  • You are my missing link. 🔗
  • You are my ☀️ in the 🌧.
  • Every time I 👀 you, my ❤️ goes💥.
  • I have felines for you. 🐱
  • I’m hooked on you! 🎣
  • I’m fortunate to have you. 🥠
  • I’d walk through 🔥 to be with you today.
  • Turns out, I like you a lot more than I originally planned.
  • Without me, you’re just aweso.
  • I hit the jackpot when I met you. 🎰
  • I’m so excited to be sharing our first Valentine’s Day together. I hope it’s the first of many to come!
  • So many of my smiles begin with you.
  • You are a cut above the rest. ✂️
  • I would climb a mountain for you. ⛰
  • Words cannot espresso how much you mean to me. ☕️
  • You’re my boo. 👻
  • You’re my favorite person to do nothing with. 🛋
  • You make miso happy. 🍜

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It’s Love

  • Love is an amazing journey, and I’m so glad I’m traveling with you. ✈️
  • You are my happy place.
  • You’ve stolen my ❤️.
  • You’ve stolen a pizza my heart. 🍕
  • I whaley love you! 🐳
  • My favorite place is inside your hug. 🤗
  • I love you from my head tomatoes! 🍅
  • My ❤️ is all yours.
  • Nothing could erase my love for you. ✏️
  • Loving you is as easy as pie. 🍰
  • I love you to the 🌙 and back.
  • You hold the 🗝 to my ❤️.
  • I want to be your favorite hello and hardest goodbye.
  • I love you for your personality, but your face is a really nice bonus.
  • Just a little 🎵 to say, “I love you”.
  • Our love is electric. 🔌
  • I know it’s cheesy, but we’re meant to brie. 🧀
  • We celebrate our love every day, but if millions of other people want to join us on February 14th, they can.
  • You are my first thought in the morning and the last before I fall asleep. I love you.
  • I lava you. 🌋
  • I may not be your first date, first kiss or first love, but I just want to be your last everything.
  • Today is a very special day for sending all my love your way!
  • With you, it’s Valentine’s Day 365 days a year.
  • Wishing you a day filled with happiness, because you’ve filled my life with love.

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For Married Couples

  • The day I met you, I knew you were the one I’d spend every Valentine’s Day with.
  • To my forever Valentine, Sending you love today and always.
  • I still fall in love with you every day.
  • I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.
  • I’m yours. No refunds! Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • True love stories never have endings. I love you today and for .
  • I love you. I love us. 💑
  • I met you. I liked you. I love you. I’m keeping you forever.
  • I’ll always pick you. 🌹
  • The perfect place for us is together. 🏡
  • You are beautiful inside and out. You are my forever Valentine without a doubt.
  • If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my ❤️ to you.
  • When I followed my ❤️, it led me to you.
  • You’re still the best decision I ever made.
  • The best words I’ve ever said are, “I do.”
  • Sharing love, sharing laughter, looking forward to the rest of our happily ever after.
  • I’m so glad you’re my emergency contact person.
  • Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.
  • You are forever my main squeeze. 🍊
  • I always looked for someone I could live with, but I ended up with someone I couldn’t live without.

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For New Parents

  • This will definitely be a kids-in-bed-early kind of night.
  • To my Valentine, Thank you for making 💏 a 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦.
  • You are my favorite person to make a person with.
  • You’re all that I ever hoped for, and nothing makes me happier than knowing we’re creating a wonderful family together.

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For a Friend

  • Here’s to a Valentine’s Day filled with good 🍷, good 🍀 and good friends, just like you!
  • I hope this Valentine’s Day brings you love, smiles and laughter.
  • Good friends are like the stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.
  • I hope we’re friends fur-ever! 🐶
  • I treasure our friendship. 💰
  • There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. 🍫
  • To the person who gets me the most, I hope your Valentine’s Day is nothing but the absolute best!
  • I’m pretty sure we are more than best friends. We are like a very small gang.
  • Happy Singles Awareness Day!

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Don’t Forget to Order Thanksgiving Flowers!

Order Thanksgiving Flowers from Boesen

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating and expressing gratitude with family and friends. It is a time for loved ones to gather and share stories and food. The “good dishes” are pulled out from the cupboard, and an extravagantly indulgent meal is prepared. Whether your celebration is filled with dozens of friends and family members or just a few, Thanksgiving is a time to feast and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.

Floral arrangements and centerpieces help set the mood for the meal and celebration to follow. Warm colors accentuate the season and act as the perfect supporting cast to those highly anticipated family recipes. You have likely spent days creating your shopping list and preparing side dishes, so let Boesen make decorating easy! Visit our website and pick from a delightful assortment of Thanksgiving centerpieces and arrangements.

How to Decorate for Fall with Seasonal Plants

Porch Decorated for Fall with Plants

Fall ushers in crisp breezes and changing leaves. Brightly hued summer decorations are stored away in favor of plaids and muted fall colors. While there are many ways to decorate for autumn and the upcoming holidays, seasonal plants, foliage, pumpkins and gourds are popular themes that continuously withstand the test of time. Whether you are looking to create a festive mantel, an inviting front porch or a beautiful centerpiece, these are just some of the ways to incorporate richly colored plants and arrangements into your own autumn decor.

Bring the Warm Colors of Autumn into Your Home with Seasonal Plants

  • Create an autumn-inspired front porch. Artfully stagger mums, pumpkins and gourds down your front steps. For a more dramatic or modern look, quickly spray paint the pumpkins and gourds white or metallic to emphasize the beautiful colors of the mums.
  • Decorate your table. Pick out a seasonal centerpiece from Boesen and surround it with candles and miniature pumpkins.
  • Think outside the box. While mums are quintessentially fall, other house plants also provide beautiful fall colors. For example, certain varieties of the bromeliad plant — while tropical — are full of deep red, orange and yellow hues. The croton plant provides similar colors. Plus, both of these hardy plants are easy to care for indoors, and with proper care, will last you well past the fall season.
  • Order arrangements. Add pops of color throughout your home with beautiful arrangements. Autumn flowers and bouquets quickly bring the colors of fall into your home. From sunflowers to roses to daisies and beyond, fall-inspired arrangements are an incredibly easy way to bring the season into any room in your home.

For more inspiration, visit our website and explore our vast selection of seasonal plants and flowers.

Top Trends for Wedding Flowers

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When it comes time to choose wedding flowers, color schemes and individual wedding details undoubtedly come into play. However, just like wedding dress styles, wedding flower trends are constantly evolving. While flowers in general will always remain classic, these are the specific wedding flower trends to look for this year.

Wedding Flower Trends

  1. Foliage. Thanks in part to the spectacular Royal Wedding, foliage is huge this year and beyond. Gorgeous greenery is dominating table decor, and bouquets are full of foliage. Some brides are even opting to include herbs for subtle fragrance. Plus, not only is foliage aesthetically pleasing, it is also comparatively gentle on the budget.
  2. Locally Grown. With the increasing emphasis on all things environmentally friendly, locally grown flowers are trending in a big way. Freshly picked seasonal blooms are working their way into wedding decor and bouquets. These locally sourced flowers add a sense of personalization to ceremonies, while also being more green.
  3. Deep, Muted Tones. Rich, deep shades like burgundy and plum are currently being mixed with lighter shades like soft sage green — often in succulents and eucalyptus — to create eye-catching bouquets and arrangements. For formal weddings, these deep tones and extreme contrasts set a romantic tone.
  4. Smaller Bouquets. Smaller bouquets are tending to take center stage over large and cascading bridal bouquets. Smaller wedding bouquets put the focus on the dress, and they are often more flattering on camera. Brides are also choosing textured, unstructured bouquets, as well as tightly packed, hand-tied creations.
  5. Floral Decor. Floral wedding decor is trending away from uber-traditional centerpieces to items like floral and foliage garlands, wreaths and chandeliers. These unique, eye-catching items emphasize the natural beauty of the flowers and foliage. While floral arrangements will always be classic and beautiful, alternative floral decor is becoming increasingly popular.

Wedding flowers have the ability to transform a normal venue into a romantic fairytale. While you can’t go wrong with any flower choice, these floral trends are especially appealing and excite us. Contact us today to request an appointment with our Des Moines wedding specialists.