8 tips to help with value and choice
Who do I order from?
Look for an online ﬂorist who belongs to a
professional association like FTD
Look for designations that indicate an elite
status, such as FTD’s Top 100
These ﬂorists handle high volumes with
This ensures your purchase is covered by the
ﬂorist and by the guidelines and guarantees of
the professional association
Cut or arranged?
Which is the right gift for your
mom - a bunch of cut ﬂowers or an
A simple bouquet of fresh cut tulips
would be a perfect gift for a
For an elderly grandmother, you
may want to consider an arranged
bouquet as cleaning, cutting and
arranging a bunch of cut ﬂowers
might be difﬁcult for her
sending to where?
If you are sending to your
mom at work, be sure to
choose an arrangement
that travels well so that
she can easily take it home
Taller vase designs are
harder to transport and
no-one likes a wet car seat
Look for lower compact
styles in baskets, low
dishes or cube vases.
These are easier to carry
and less likely to spill
how long will they last?
Most cut flowers will last five to seven
Some flowers, like carnations, daisies
and chrysanthemums can last two or
Higher priced blooms like roses are not
as long lasting
To get the most value, try pick a
bouquet with a good mixture of
flowers, some longer lasting and some
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the language of ﬂowers
Do certain ﬂowers have speciﬁc
There are literally hundreds of ﬂower
meanings...and all of them are different.
There are a few universal elements for
Mothers Day - pink and white roses,
orchids and lilies all symbolize
innocence, purity and beauty.
Remember, any ﬂowers will tell your
mom how important she is to you
Other than ﬂowers?
While ﬂowers are the traditional choice
for most, there are many other gifts you
can order from your online ﬂorist
Basket gardens of green plants,
blooming plants and even outdoor
In most areas, fruit and
gourmet baskets and
ﬁne quality chocolates
can be customized if
ordered several days in
just for moms?
Mothers Day is the perfect time to remember
your Grandmother, Mother-in-Law, older sister,
‘honorary moms’ or any others who have been
especially nurturing and supportive
All would like knowing they are appreciated
There are many available options for lower
priced arrangements and cut ﬂower bouquets to
suit the budget
best time to order?
Ordering online gives you the convenience of being able
to order up to the last minute, even on a major ﬂoral
holiday like Mothers Day
Orders for items like food baskets or exotic ﬂowers
should be placed a few days in advance
Also keep in mind that rural areas may require a day or
two extra for delivery and there is always the possibility
that mom is not in on your requested delivery date.