MOTHER OF ALL FLOWERS
Mother’s day is here again. It is that time of the year that you shower love, praise and attention on your mother. People tend to send beautiful gifts in form of clothes, airplane tickets to dream land, cars, lands and houses. However, some people just may decide to make it simple and classic by sending flowers. You might begin to wonder, why flowers? Flowers may seem small but the message they carry leaves a long lasting impression on the heart of the recipient.
Mother’s day is that special day that one just have to appreciate this special being; considering her influence in your life, upbringing, scolding and nurturing. While you were a kid, she recites rhymes to you, tells you bedtime stories and even feeds you even when it was not convenient. So as a mother, when giving her flowers for this unique day, it should be the mother of all flowers.
When referring to mother of all flowers, one could consider a number of beautiful flowers, from orchids, roses, carnations, lilies, peonies etc. depending on how one perceives it and arranges it. Some school of thoughts would consider orchids as the mother of all flowers due to different reasons, one of which is that orchids are easy to care for and are very durable and all required may be as little as watering it with just one to two litres of water weekly. Secondly, orchids are special flowers that blooms well over one or two months. It therefore means that your mother always have these beautiful flowers in sight months after the mothers day celebration and hence would always cherish you at every glance. In addition, the variety of colours that orchids come in makes it a sure candidate for the mother of all flowers, as such, irrespective of the colour given as a gift it still sends passionate feelings and message of affection and appreciation to your mother.
Roses on the other hand, are also contenders for mother of all flowers, the reason is not far-fetched, because since ancient times, roses have attained the flowers of love status; and what better way to show your love to your mother on this unique day than to give her fresh bouquets of roses. Similar to orchids, roses come in different colours that hold different meanings. The red roses traditionally means love, while the pink roses represent care and the yellow roses iterates your appreciation and respect towards your mother. Besides, the colour of roses, the number of roses given also hold separate meanings, for instance, giving her a dozen of roses simply means that you love your mother all-year round.
With major evidence, the mother of all flowers should be the carnations. One of the reasons being that carnations are regarded as the traditional mothers day flower and this may be traced back to 1908 when the founder of mothers day Anne Reeves Jarvis gave a collection of pink carnations to honour her mother on this special day. However, besides the origin attached to carnations, they are the most desired for mothers day as they are most durable than other flowers and can be used in combinations with other flowers commonly included as mothers day flowers.