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Published on May 12th, 2017 | by David Morales


Mother’s Day Flowers with FTD

When it comes to Mother’s Day, we want to make sure to give our mothers a gift that honors her while capturing her likeness. That is why FTD is celebrating Mother’s Day with a thoughtful and expressive package. Andrea Ancel, a lead Floral Designer for FTD, joins The Hype magazine in developing a stunning floral arrangement for Mother’s Day season. You can check it out here on our satellite presentation. For more information, go to and look for the “Secret Deal” at the top of the page. It has a special deal that will change throughout the Mother’s Day holiday.

When you’re shopping for mom, what should we be thinking about this Mother’s Day?

Moms deserve the best! So, we want to make sure that we really make our choices for what we’re sending for flowers, very personal. That can be done by color and by style, but you just want to think about, you know, the type of mom that you’re gifting. Also keep in mind, that flowers capture such emotion. This comes through just in the way you choose something, how it makes her feel. But which flowers are the best match for all the types of moms out there? I think for the modern mom, you want to go for bold and bright. That is the kind of mom who is you know, always on Pinterest, checking out home decor tips. She’s also kind of going into your Instagram feed to see what’s going on and she’s up-to-date on fashion.

These colors are bold and bright, and I just love the aqua vase. If this is
paired, I think it’s perfect. The other thing to keep in mind is modern comes at any age. I would be just as likely to order this for my sister-in-law, as I would for my great-aunt who’s 103. So, you know that’s perfect for her. I’m going to share with you a little trick on putting together a bouquet as we go through this, but let me tell you a little bit more about some of the other types of moms that you would send for. We have a cheery mom, she’s the one that always has the most positive things to say. This has sunflowers. Perfect for her!

We also have our beautiful purple bouquet here, our spring gardens bouquet –women naturally gravitate towards purple — so that’s a great choice for her and that’s for the type of mom that’s practically a mom to your own children. Then we have our very elegant soft-spoken mom delicate balance of colors. Then I want to talk to you a little bit more about our bright and vibrant happy spring bouquet with our hot pinks and our yellows!

I’m going to build one of these for you right now, and talk to you a little bit about those. But this kind of mom is the kind of mom that you always want to sit down, have dinner with and talk about what’s going on with the family. So, she’s very classic. She also loves to garden! So this would be perfect for her and when I’m putting the bouquet together, like this, there are lots of different design elements.

As I go into consideration for this first, we talk about color. So, I wanted to make sure on this bouquet that we focus all of these bright yellows. That gives us our color! Then I wanted to add a little bit of texture. We’re going to do some soft texture here by adding these hot pink roses. They’re very soft and velvety to the touch, so those are perfect and they will capture that texture you’re looking for.

As you can see, I’m just kind of working my way around, making sure that it’s well rounded as you noticed. I used a lot of Lillie, I used five of the roses, so I like that odd number in this design. I’m making sure that I’ve got a balance of colors here. We’ve covered our colors, we’ve covered our texture, I wanted to talk a little bit about some scale. So, these are smaller blooms.

This is an Alstroemeria! These will just give us a little bit of a different scale to this bouquet, and so we’re putting those in. Then another thing we want to add to this is we want to add a little bit of shape and height to this space! So, we’re going to do this by giving it a little bit of a free-form.

In here, our hot pink snapdragons mix in so perfectly with this and I think these are great. They’re going to give us our height on here, which is great! I can get that one in there — here we go, and we’re going to finish this off with a little bit of Bull Arm, which goes back to that whole garden feel that we were talking about before! This bouquet captures that classic mom who loves to garden. we go back to so we have some of our smaller blooms, here our clusters of smaller blooms, we’re going to get our shape through our snapdragons. So that’s I think this is a perfect one for a classic mom.

So, what are the hottest floral trends you’re seeing this season?

Well, I think one of the hottest floral trends that we’re seeing right now are citrus colors. They’re all over the red carpet. So those are perfect now. We also want to take into consideration greenery. It was the Pantone color of the year for 2017, So that’s found here in our broke lorem, it’s found in our cushion palm, so it’s great for that. Another thing to also keep in mind is filler.

Flowers like carnations used to be overlooked, those are getting a resurgence. They’re hot again! They come in lots of great colors. It’s a neat trick keeping those Mother’s Day flowers fresh absolutely so I would say the first one is you want to make sure that after you receive your flowers about two days afterwards that you change out the water and put fresh water in before you put your scent stems back in.

Just give them a fresh cut at an angle so they’re not sitting at the bottom of the vase and they can properly drink. Also, keep them away from heat and light sources that are going to accelerate or cut down on their longevity. The other thing to remember too is, I think that when you this is about the proper length of height of water in here just kind of where you grab it with your fingers.

Where can our viewers at the Hype magazine go for more information?

You can go to where you can find these and many other gorgeous bouquets for Mother’s Day. These are all handcrafted and hand delivered by our florist and they’re delivered

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About the Author

is the Executive Editor of The Hype magazine. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, David has a background as an artist manager, writer, blogger, drummer, and in the human services industry. He is passionate about helping others, learning and has a deep empathy for the creative process. You can follow his social media @dcypherstudios

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