A gift of flowers is always in season. Summer, winter, fall and spring each have their characteristic flowers and bouquets, marking the beauty and colors of the seasons. For fall, warm orange, russet, bronze and yellows abound, along with typical motifs such as pumpkins and cornucopia. A lighted candle alongside a fall bouquet celebrates the season?s fruitfulness and the warmth of home and hearth.
A gift of flowers
The language of flowers is an ancient one and speaks our deepest thoughts without words. Giving and receiving flowers is an important part of our social lives. Celebrations such as Valentine?s Day, Easter, Mother?s Day and even Father?s Day are especially connected to flowers. In fact, about a fourth of all flower purchases in the country happen on Mother?s Day. Over one third or 35% of all adults buy flowers for the day.
Valentine?s Day is also dedicated to flowers, they aren?t just for women. About 36% of all women buy flowers for their spouses, and these are much appreciated, according to the American Society of Florists. The vast majority of people like receiving flowers, as this makes them feel special. That?s not surprising, given that the sight and smell of flowers is pleasant and soothing.
Bouquets for the fall
As holiday season approaches, florists are gearing up for continuous demand. People buy floral bouquets for centerpieces, decorations and as holiday gifts. Fall bouquets use the flowers and colors of the season to highlight its special beauty. For example, a floral arrangement for Thanksgiving might have orange roses and lilies, with burgundy snapdragons, bronze chrysanthemums, green button poms, and bupleurum, all set off by lush greens.
Or you may find a ceramic pumpkin vase holding roses, orange gerbera daisies, orange carnations, burgundy mini carnations, and greens. Bringing the colors of fall inside your home, traditional favorites like roses and carnations in shades of orange, pink and yellow echo the display of the trees. And chrysanthemums in many different shades are the typical flower of the season. Cornucopia, hurricane lanterns and other fall and harvest themed vases add seasonal accents to fall arrangements.
Decorating with flowers
Of course, there?s no rule that says you can?t buy flowers for yourself and your family. Flowers are a simple and cheerful item of decor that is guaranteed to lift your mood and soothe your senses. Bringing the sights and sounds of the season indoors is a good way to celebrate its fruitfulness and cheer as we head into the cold of winter.
Celebrating the colors and beauty of nature connects you to the earth even if you happen to be living in a city apartment. Fall arrangements can be brightened with candles, berries, pine cones and the scents of cinnamon, pumpkin spice and apple cider.
Fall bouquets are a simple way to celebrate the season of fruitfulness. Whether as a gift or home decor, they provide a spot of color and cheer to the day, mark the turning of the year and its promise.
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