While there’s no universally recognized “National Flower Month” officially established, many consider May to be the time of the year to celebrate flowers. As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and truly many plants start coming into bloom with the warm temperatures and longer days providing more sunlight. Many holidays and special occasions also fall in the month of May that are perfect to celebrate with floral selections.
First and foremost, May is for mothers. Every second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, the special day set aside every year as a federally recognized holiday since 1914. Flowers are a popular and traditional gift to recognize our mothers and other important women in our lives during this season, with colorful bouquets and keepsake baskets of bright, springtime flowers like roses, carnations and chrysanthemums among the most popular selections.
Many colleges hold their commencement ceremonies in May, with graduates celebrating the successful completion of their degree. After several years of homework and late nights, they move on from their schooling into a career or perhaps onward to pursue an advanced diploma. A bright bouquet including lilies, orchids and roses is a popular and traditional selection, while carnations are a tasteful choice for a male graduate. While the most common school colors are blue and white, most of these blooms are available in a full spectrum of colors to match the school’s colors.
May also brings with it prom season. Every spring, high schools hold their big prom bashes, with dresses, dinner and dancing. Corsages and boutonnieres are also an integral part of these formal occasions. Men should find out their date’s dress color and flower preference to make the perfect selection to match not only their own attire, but also select the perfect corsage. Women traditionally present their gentleman with a boutonniere, and should match both the corsage and the colors of their shirt or tie.
There are many customization options to personalize your bouquet, whether it’s adding splashes of color or a favorite flower varietal for your recipient. Carriage Flowers specializes in helping find the perfect bouquet or basket for any occasion. For more information or help selecting the right arrangement, contact us today!