There are only two days left until Mother’s Day! Have you gotten your mom something nice? Or are you a proscrastinater who’ll be getting online any minute to order a flower arrangement?
It’s ok if that’s what you’re doing. Your mom will love the flowers no matter when you ordered them. Heck, if she’s like me, she’ll love a handful of wilted dandelions if they’re presented with that amazing sincere look my son gets when he gives them to me. But even though your mom will love any flowers, that doesn’t mean any kind of flower is actually appropriate.
Did you know flowers, and herbs for that matter, have meanings? It’s a Victorian-era tradition where people sent flowers as code to express their feelings. And since, in Victorian times, the feelings being expressed weren’t always “I’m sorry I forgot our anniversary” there’s quite a lot of variety in what flowers mean.
Some flowers are perfect for mom. Others? Not so much. Click through to find out what your Mother’s Day bouquet might really be saying!
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