Mother’s Day is fast approaching! In Australia this year, it's on May 14th.
If you’re not sure what to get mum this year, but you know you're looking for something a little different to the usual slippers, dressing gown and hand cream combination, we’ve got the perfect gift idea — dried flowers.
Dried flowers are a great way to express your gratitude to mum for everything she’s done. They're beautiful to look at and, best of all, they’re low maintenance!
With all kinds of beautiful arrangements and colours to choose from, there’s a dried flower bouquet for every mum.
Still hesitant to give dried flowers a go this Mother’s Day? That's okay, we get it! That's why we've put together this quick list of great reasons why you should send dried flowers for Mother's Day.
What Do Dried Flowers Symbolise?
All flowers have different meanings. For example, peonies symbolise good luck and prosperity, while daffodils symbolise rebirth and resilience.
But does the act of drying the flowers change their meaning?
No, but it does add another layer of meaning!
Dried flowers on the whole symbolise love. Since they live longer, they’re a constant reminder of your love, concern and thoughtfulness.
This is the first (very convincing) reason why you should consider sending dried flowers for Mother’s Day!
What Flower is Appropriate for Mother’s Day?
When it comes to choosing dried flowers for Mother’s Day, there are no hard-and-fast rules.
If there’s a particular type of dried flower your mum loves, or you want to convey a particular meaning by gifting her a certain flower, go with what feels right!
However, if you’re not sure where to start, we recommend going for dried carnations or chrysanthemums. These are the traditional flowers for Mother’s Day, so you can’t go wrong!
How Long Will Dried Flowers Last?
Nothing beats the beauty of fresh flowers - we would know! But it's a sad truth that your beautiful (and possibly expensive) Mother's Day flowers will ultimately wilt.
If you've always wished your flowers would last longer, then dried flowers are the answer.
The best part about gifting a dried flower bouquet for Mother's Day is knowing that it will last a long time, so mum will get to enjoy her dried flowers for Mother’s Day and beyond!
In fact, she’ll likely be able to enjoy them for years to come!
Just how long the dried blooms will last depends on the type of flowers used in the arrangement, but dried flowers generally last one to three years, as long as they are taken care of properly.
Dried flowers are delicate and should be handled with care, so be sure to let mum know not to fuss over them. They should be kept out of direct sunlight to avoid discolouration, and away from strong wind and humid conditions, which will cause them to turn damp and mouldy.
You can read our blog post for more dried flower care tips.
What Colour Dried Flowers Should I Get Mum for Mother’s Day?
In order to give the petals their vibrant and long-lasting hues, many dried flowers are actually dyed.
Thanks to this, dried flowers come in all kinds of colours, which can be combined to make a whimsical and stunning arrangement unlike anything that can be achieved with fresh flowers alone.
This can also make it easier to find a bouquet in mum's favourite colour. From deep maroon hydrangeas to purple lavender, pale green palm spears and pink bunny tails, the sky’s the limit.
If your mum loves a minimalist look, soft neutrals would be a great choice. Take a look at our Margot Dried Flower Posy for a neutral dried flower arrangement.
Or, if you want an arrangement that matches mum’s vibrant personality, something rich in colour would be perfect - like our Serena Dried Flower Bouquet, which features vibrant pink hues.
These are both wonderful dried flower arrangements we're sure will put a smile on mum’s face.
How Should Mum Care For Her Mother’s Day Dried Flowers?
Fresh flowers can be tricky to maintain. To ensure the blooms last as long as possible, it’s essential to trim the stems, prune off any browning petals and refill the vase with fresh water every couple of days.
Of course, these are steps many of us often overlook. It's very easy to just pop the flowers in the vase and forget about them!
But here’s the good news: with dried flowers, you don’t have to do any of that, and they'll still last a long time. Mum just needs to display them in a great spot, out of sunlight and humidity, and enjoy!
When you buy dried flowers from Floraly, our dried bouquets come already arranged in a white ceramic vase, so they're ready to go from the moment mum opens the box.
If your mum has a packed schedule, dried flowers are definitely the ideal gift this Mother’s Day.
Dried Flowers: The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift for Mums with Allergies
Does your mum struggle with seasonal allergies?
If she’s worried about developing symptoms like sneezing and itching courtesy of her Mother's Day flowers, let her know that there’s absolutely no cause for concern with dried flowers.
Dried flowers don’t contain any pollen and so do not trigger pollen-related allergies. In fact, dried flowers can be displayed indoors all year round without affecting mum - or any other allergy sufferers in the house - at all.
An added bonus of there being no pollen in dried flowers is that they won't leave any pollen stains on mum's tablecloth or carpet (here's looking at you, lilies).
Dried blooms are also fragrance-free, so that’s another benefit if mum is sensitive to certain scents. This also makes them a perfect gift idea for new mums, or any mums or grandmothers currently in hospital.
Shop Dried Flowers for Mother’s Day at Floraly
Hesitate no longer, dried flowers are absolutely the way to go this Mother’s Day!
You can shop a great range of beautiful dried flower arrangements at Floraly, and there’s always the option to add on a delightful scented candle, a box of chocolate truffles, a deliciously dry bottle of rosé and more to give mum a wonderful Mother's Day gift.
Find the perfect Mother's Day dried flower bouquet right here at Floraly.