Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mommy Wants Mother's Day Flowers

What mommy doesn't want Mother's Day flowers, right? Regardless if it is Mother's Day or just an ordinary day, I think it is safe to say that most of us love getting some beautiful flowers. I know I sure do. I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the Mommy Wants Mother's Day Flowers promotion from Columbia, Land of Flowers. Did you know that 90% of fresh-cut flowers purchased in the US come from Colombia? So chances are that if you receive any flowers this Mother's Day, that is where they came from!

Last week I received my kit to create a Mom is Tops Topiary flower arrangement. I was really excited about this because I do love flowers but I have absolutely no talent when it comes to arrangements. So this was going to be fun plus a learning experience for me.

I received a bunch of Gerbera Daisies, a mug filled with floral foam, ribbon and some moss. Thankfully I was provided with a quick how-to video which was a life safer. As I mentioned, I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to flower arrangements. That being said, I had a ton of fun with this! I didn't get fancy with my arrangement but focused on doing a good job of the basic design. It did take me a few tries to bunch the daises properly, but I think they turned out great.

Not bad for my first floral arrangement, huh? I love it! The butterfly is my personal touch. It is thought that the butterfly is the symbol of change, joy and color. That it is the symbol of the soul. For as long as I can remember I've loved butterflies and I thought it was fitting to add one here. And aren't the Gerbera Daisies gorgeous? I've always been a fan of them from a distance but this was the first time that I ever received any. They literally brightened up my house! I have the topiary on my dining room table (been there since Thursday and still looking good!) and the few I had left over I placed in a vase in my kitchen. Just having fresh flowers in the house makes me smile. They were especially nice to have over these past few overcast and rainy days.

I know in these tough economical times it may be hard to spare the money for some flowers this Mother's Day. But I think even just a few pretty flowers can go a long way to brightening that special mom's day without breaking the bank. I know they did for me!

So if you were to receive flowers this Mother's Day, what kind would you love to get? What are your favorite flowers? Get flowers by post to make any occasion special.


  1. I'm really wanting flowers for my porches. I love impatients. The gerbera daisies are beautiful. Nic job.

  2. Pretty! I love the butterfly! This was fun, huh?

  3. Very cute! I love the added touch of the butterfly.

  4. You did a great job! I doubt my peonies will open by Mother's Day, but I'm really looking forward to bringing some inside, since it's the first year they're flowering. I also can't wait for my son to pick me dandelions, which I used to pick for my mom.

    But as for store flowers, I'd take chrysanthemums. They last so long and I love the colors they come in.

  5. that is really pretty!
    I ove daisies and lilies


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