Our family-owned and operated Floral Acres Florist and Greenhouse is proud of the business we built and maintain. We’re even more proud of the consistently outstanding customer service we offer to every customer who comes in our door. The generations of our family that has helped us build and maintain this business understand the importance that Americans across the country place on their family’s Mother’s Day observances. So we pull out all the stops to ensure that we have a massive inventory of cut flowers, and an equally abundant collection of potted green and flowering plants, container garden arrangements, and mixed succulent arrangements from which our customers can choose to order as Mother’s Day flowers gifts.
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Plants, Flowers or Container Gardens Our Great Gifts to Give Mom for Mother’s Day
For moms who love the smell of herbs, and like to cook with them or use them in other ways, consider giving your mom a basket of mixed herbs she can place on a windowsill in the kitchen. Or give her a beautiful lavender plant to place on her bedside table so she can enjoy the delightful fragrance and relaxing properties of this wonderful-smelling herb.
Cactus and Succulent Plants
Succulent plants are among the best selling plants there are. And we have a large inventory of different succulent species and sizes. Consider giving mom a dish garden filled with a variety of different succulent plants. We can also help you create a dish garden filled with cactus plants. Either way, your mom will enjoy her container garden long after Mother’s Day, and she won’t have to lift a finger to maintain it.
Orchids are ideal for women who love bold accessories, colors, exotic decorative items, and trendy fashions. They’re beautiful houseplants that add a touch of elegance – wherever you place the plant. Their long and stately stems create a dramatic impact when people enter a room.
Pink is an ideal color choice for Mother’s Day because it is associated with elegance, femininity, and poise.
Mother’s Day Flowers to Give That She’ll Love
We think of the people at the Farmer’s Almanac as the gurus of all things related to plants, flowers, and farming. We’re confident that we’re not alone in that belief. So if you are willing to take them at their word, they believe that the tulip is the “quintessential spring flower.” We agree wholeheartedly. Northern Illinois is notorious for having unpredictable weather, and it’s especially true during the transition between Winter and Spring. If you’re looking for a way to warm your mother’s heart with the spirit and warmth of spring, you can’t go wrong with the gift of a bouquet of tulips.
- Purple is the color of royalty.
- Red symbolizes love and romance.
- White has two meanings: the offering of an apology, and a sense of cheerfulness.
If you’re going for a more exotic or unique look, choose fringed or multi-colored tulips. And don’t forget you can always combine colors for a bold, eye-catching display.
The white carnation is the flower that started the Mother’s Day tradition of giving flowers as the preferred Mother’s Day flowers gift. It all began in 1907 when Anna Jarvis sent 500 white carnations to every mother in her West Virginia church congregation in honor of the second anniversary of her mother’s death. It was her mom’s favorite flower.
The various colors of carnations convey different meanings.
- Pink is associated with a mother’s love.
- White symbolizes good luck or pure and unconditional love.
And carnations are one of the longest lasting cut flowers.
The large peony flowers are a staple in many Spring perennial gardens. It’s not surprising that they’re one of the top choices from which to choose for Mother’s Day flowers. The large flowers give off a delightful fragrance. If you want Mother’s Day flowers that create a show-stopping impact from the moment your mom sees them, then a bouquet of peonies is the floral gift you want.
Peonies are most often seen in pink, but they also come in white and red, but occasionally, purple peonies are available. Peonies convey wishes of honor and good fortune as well as a happy marriage. Plus, the connection with marriage also acknowledges fathers.
Roses are considered a classic and traditional gift. The best colors to give as a gift of Mother’s Day flowers are cream because of the color’s association with thoughtfulness, pink because it conveys feelings of appreciation, gratitude, and love, and white, as a sign of purity.
We encourage you to place your order for Mother’s Day flowers as far before Mother’s Day as possible. You can come into the shop to place an order, order by phone, or place an order online. If you want to have your Mother’s Day flowers delivered, we encourage you to order at least a week before Mother’s Day. Since we don’t deliver on Sundays or holidays, we will not deliver on Mother’s Day. There is an additional $10 charge for all delivery orders.
Let the Floral Acres Florist and Greenhouse family help you choose or customize a floral arrangement or a custom arrangement of green and flowering plants, or a dish garden for your mother for Mother’s Day.
Background History of Mother’s Day
England was one of the earliest countries to establish a day on which to recognize mothers. British tradition began during the 18th century because many people worked as servants in the homes of wealthy families.
“Mothering Sunday,” as the day was known, was set aside to allow household workers to go home to spend the day with their moms. The tradition continued roughly until the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution changed the working and living habits of the average people.
Julia Ward Howe (the famous author of the lyrics for the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”), came up with the idea for a Mother’s Day observance in the United States. Her 1870 “Mother’s Day Proclamation” was written to shed light on the senseless deaths of young men that occurred throughout the Civil War. She proposed a celebration of an International Mother’s Day to celebrate and honor motherhood and peace.
Her initial suggestion (which wasn’t accepted), was that July 4th be changed to Mother’s Day, while also celebrating the nation’s birth and peace. By 1873, eighteen American cities had adopted a Mother’s Day observance as a holiday.
But those early observances might never have materialized if not for Julia Ward Howe’s financial support. And when she stopped funding them, many places that established Mother’s Day holidays abandoned their observances.
During the early 1900s, Anna Jarvis launched a campaign to establish an official, annual Mother’s Day holiday. She wanted to honor her mother (who died on May 5, 1905) through a remembrance day, but she also wanted to celebrate peace.
Anna Jarvis asked her West Virginia to deliver a sermon in her mother’s memory. A Sunday sermon in Philadelphia that honored the memory of Anna Reeves Jarvis turned into a service that honored all mothers.
In a 1910 proclamation, the Governor of West Virginia designated the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day, making it an official state holiday. In 1914, Congressional bill to establish a Mother’s Day holiday passed. When President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill into law, the second Sunday in May became the official Mother’s Day holiday in the United States.
Today, we celebrate Mother’s Day all over the world; however, the designated date of the holiday in the United States is the second Sunday of May of every year.