After a particularly grueling Boston winter, Spring is finally around the corner. With the help of Winston Flowers, Boston Partners in Education has a unique way to celebrate the end of the frigid weather. Winston Flowers has created a lovely arrangement for us as part of their “Charity in Bloom” program. For each one sold this month 20% of the sales are donated back to us!
Stumped for a reason to send flowers? In the Victorian era, flowers were not given for occasions, but as a means of communication, “allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken.” This special form of communication is commonly referred to as The Language of Flowers. If you’re curious about the deeper meaning of our arrangement, below is a guide.
1. Ranunculus: You are radiant; I am dazzled by your charms
2A & B. Tulip: A declaration of love. A yellow tulip also symbolizes simple joy.
3. Anemone: In Greek this flower translates to “daughter of the wind”. It is thought to bring luck and protect against evil. Anemones also represent anticipation.
4. Hyacinth: Even the gents can appreciate this flower! The Hyacinth is representative of games and sports (a flower for March Madness!). The blue Hyacinth in particular expresses sincerity.
5. Daffodil Soleil Dór: Ensures happiness; The sun is always shining when I’m with you.
All told, this bouquet could represent quite the romantic secret message: The simple joy I feel in anticipation of your dazzling charms is quite sincere – I feel as though the sun is always shining when I’m with you! Or as March Madness approaches it could serve as note to a friendly rival: Good luck to you this March Madness. I anticipate my team will be radiant and bring me the simple joy of pummeling your team. But even if you don’t have such ardent emotions to express, these lovely flowers would also be perfect for any of the following occasions:
- Birthday, Half Birthday, Un-Birthday
- Get Well
- Apology [Did you mess up Valentine’s Day? Now is the time to make it right!]
- Thank You
- To honor the teachers, mentors and readers in your life
And of course, sometimes the best reason to send flowers is for no reason at all.
Whatever your reason, remember that with every Charity in Bloom arrangement you send, you are supporting the vital work of Boston Partners in Education and helping to make a difference in the lives of thousands of students in the city of Boston.