Frequently Asked Flower Questions
I don't know anything about flowers. Where can I get information? Who can I ask?
You probably know more about flowers than you think you do! People are becoming more and more familiar with flowers as they become an integral part of our modern culture and play a role in most major life experiences and social settings.
However, professional florists are the real experts, whether you're interested in flower care or varieties. They can help you fine-tune your knowledge of flowers. Florists can also suggest design styles for any occasion. Build a relationship with your local florist, and let him or her be your floral mentor.
When is the best time to give flowers?
Flowers have always been a top gift choice for any occasion. People appreciate the beauty and ephemeral nature of flowers as a unique investment in memories, according to research by The Michael Cohen Group. In fact, 92 percent of women can remember the last time they received flowers; and 97 percent of men and women recall the last time they gave a floral gift. Talk to your florist about sending the perfect floral gift.
Do fresh flowers have any other benefits?
Flowers and plants are more than beautiful decorations. They are scientifically proven to make people happy. University research shows the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. For information about the health benefits of flowers and plants, please visit www.aboutflowers.com.
What information should I have on hand when I call the florist?
If you are having the flowers delivered, have the recipient's full name, address and telephone number ready. Any special information such as a work number or times the recipient will be at home are also helpful. Determine your budget before the call and have your payment information ready. Be sure to write out what message you would like to include on the enclosure card. (Your florist can offer suggestions if you're not sure what you want the card to say.)
Many florists - including Winnipeg's Floral Fixx - have ordering abilities on their website. See our selection of fresh flowers for delivery here.
Do certain flowers mean certain things? What if I send the wrong thing?
There are no rules when it comes to sending flowers. With a little thought and help from your florist it's virtually impossible for you to send the "wrong thing." Consider the recipient's age, gender and floral preferences (if you are aware of any). Share details about the personality of the recipient with your florist and she will customize your arrangement and ensure the recipient's delight.
The Floral Fixx has put together a glossary of flower information to help with just this kind of question.