Asking whether the new arrival is a boy or a girl is a good place to start. For the traditionalist, this will mean a choice of blue or pink flowers – or even a mixture of both if celebrating the birth of boy and girl twins! Of course, don’t let convention hold you back in your choice of colors.
Gerberas in primary colours, or a white and green combo of lilac and ruscus, are also very effective in . In the case of a seriously premature or sick baby, it might be prudent to hold off sending an arrangement until the baby is in good health. The florist will be open to any floral preferences you may have, but will also be happy to suggest suitable seasonal flowers.
For a pink arrangement, consider such flowers as:
- Stargazer Lilies: Oriental lilies are known for their fragrant perfume, blooming mid-to-late summer.
- Bouvardia: Noted for its beautiful scent, Bouvardia flowers are made up of loose clusters of tubular star-like flowers fringed with leaves.
- Lisianthus: Elegant rose-like beauties that can really take the heat.
- Sweet akito rose: Light Pink Rose is a classic light pink, perfect for a soft romantic bouquet.
- Ruscus: a small genus of European evergreen shrubs, very resistant.
- Cymbidium orchid: Cymbidiums are native to the foothills of the Himalayas and are accustomed to cool conditions.
For a true blue arrangement, consider such flowers as:
- Phlox: These plants sport many star-shaped, colorful flowers when in bloom.
- Freesia: they come in a wide range of colors, both single and double flower form – all with a great fragrance!
- Thistles: rare and beautiful! All in one!
- Hyacinth: The Victorians revered hyacinths for their sweet, lingering fragrance.
The next choice will be whether you want or a bouquet. Flowers either in a basket or ceramic pot are a practical option for busy new mothers. Another attractive option is to present a potted plant, like a miniature rose, as a gift – whilst marking the baby’s birth, it will also mark the baby’s growth.