Celebrate Mom with a Beautiful Mother’s Day Bouquet

Posted: April 24th, 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – May 14 – which means that now’s the time to think about ordering some gorgeous flowers to show the special mom in your life how much you care! Check out some of our featured Mother’s Day bouquets below that are guaranteed to bring a smile to mom’s face.

Carefree SpiritCarefree Spirit

Our Carefree Spirit floral arrangement is filled with leather leaf foliage, yellow lilies, coral roses, peach snapdragons, white and pink alstroemeria as well as bells of Ireland. Arranged in a wide-mouth ginger vase, this bouquet is bright and gorgeous, and makes a perfect Mother’s Day surprise.

Beloved Bouquet

The Beloved Bouquet arrangement is a dazzling mix of pink blooms. Featuring hot pink and white lilies, hot pink garden roses, hot pink mini spray roses and pink tulips – plus a little green hydrangea for good measure – this gift comes arranged in a tall gathering vase. It’s the perfect way to celebrate any mother, grandmother or wife who absolutely loves pink!

Tenderness Bouquet

The Tenderness bouquet is a short arrangement that bursts with pink hydrangea, hot pink roses, pink tulips, pink gerberas and hot pink mini spray roses. The low and clustered design makes this a perfect gift for mom’s office – the ideal reminder of how much her children and family care.

Spring BlushSpring Blush Bouquet

Our Spring Blush bouquet makes a statement with yellow lilies, coral pink gerberas, yellow snapdragons, purple larkspur, coral roses and misty blue limonium. Tell mom “I love you” and “thanks for everything” with this tall, striking arrangement of purples, yellows and pinks.

Lavender Luxury

The Lavender Luxury arrangement is a tall, gorgeous bouquet of lavender roses, lavender stock, mini carnations, lavender asters and purple waxflowers. Set in a tall rectangular vase, this lavender-themed arrangement is the perfect way to make sure mom knows you’re thinking of her this Mother’s Day.

Sweetly Spring Basket

Our Sweetly Spring Basket arrangement is a cluster of lavender stock, hot pink roses, lavender daisy poms, purple aster, and fuchsia and pink carnations. The blooms are all delicately arranged in a whitewashed wicker basket with a handle that mom can reuse throughout the springtime season. Send mom a beautiful basket of flowers that she’ll cherish and a lasting gift to use after the flowers are gone.

Shop our full selection of Mother’s Day flowers online today or call us at Cole’s Flowers at 802-388-4003 to order a special Mother’s Day surprise for the moms in your life.

Care Tips for Fresh Flowers

Posted: May 9th, 2016

Not all of us have green thumbs – mothers included. If you’re one of the many mothers who received fresh flowers for Mother’s Day and you don’t have great luck with caring for them, here are some easy steps to help keep your child’s beautiful gift alive.

Check Daily

When you first get the flowers, you probably placed them in a vase with the water at a high level – a good plan, as this will help the flowers last. Be sure to check the vase every day to maintain that level and add “flower food,” a blend of nutrients that helps nourish flowers and keep them healthy. Be sure to follow the directions of the food, though, as adding more than necessary can harm the flowers.

Cut Flower StemsCut the Stems

Every couple days, remove the flowers from the water and trim the stems. When trimming, you want to snip roughly 3/4 to a full inch off the bottom. Don’t just cut straight across, though –cut it at an angle, as this will give the flower a little more surface to help take in water. You also want to use a sharp knife, floral cutter or scissors to make a clean cut. While you trim, you can also use this chance to remove any fallen petals or excess that has fallen into the vase.

Change Water

Along with trimming the stems, be sure to change the water completely every few days. You wouldn’t want to drink water that had sat out for days, and neither do plants. While you are changing the water, you should also wash the vase as well. Bacteria and other harmful elements could be growing in the water and attach to the vase, leading to an early demise for your beautiful flowers. Don’t forget to add more flower food when you refill, either!

Keep Your Cool

Once all the trimming and cleaning is done, place the vase in a cool, safe spot. Flowers will do best in a temperate environment, which means keeping them away from heating and cooling vents, direct sunlight and televisions as these can all generate heat and prematurely dehydrate your bloom.

If you’re looking for flowers for a special event or upcoming holiday, Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, Vermont, has got you covered. To learn more about our available flowers or to place an order, call us today at 802-388-4003!