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Flowers from the North

Flowers have a special place in Finnish culture. The symbolize summer and spring and rebirth after a long and dark winter. Flowers are intrinsically interwoven with our Nordic Culture. And Finland has, as you know, the lily of the valley as national flower, but we also have lots of wild flowers you can mix with imported flowers to create stunning bouquets that will surprise your customers, and put a smile on their face.

Patterns and Fashion

Flowers are also an important part of fashion here in the North. Prints in red and blue or other bold colors are what we are most famous for. Think of the bold and bright pattern Unikko by famous Finnish designer Marimekko for example. And what about flower-adorned jumpers, dresses and other folklore-clothing items? Recreate these famous patterns with red poppies and daisies. Or any other flower in bright primary color!

Wild flowers: Lily of the valley and Lupines

But you can also use flowers found in the wild. They will be more difficult to find now at the end of the season, but some of our native species can give nice accents to your bouquets. Lily of the valley is a beautiful flower for weddings and wedding bouquets. You can use them alone, as a simple statement of purity and innocence or pair with peonies and garden roses. Or what about the beautiful tall purple lupine? These go amazingly well with irises and white roses to create a floral bouquet that invokes the warm purple colors of fall.

National colors

And what about white and blue? Get ready for Independence Day with flower arrangements and bouquets in our national colors. Combine blue hydrangeas, cornflowers and delphiniums and falls favorite the blue anemone with white roses, white tulips or white calla lilies. Maybe you can even recreate the flag? We are looking forward to see your creations!

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Chrysanthemums, mother of flowers

This versatile and sturdy flower is beautiful with its delicate petals and many different colors and forms. There are round ones shaped like a sphere and spikey ones with petals neatly arranged around a center. There are white ones and purple ones and pink ones and yellow ones and even ones with more than one color. This flower is suitable for every occasion because it comes in so many different shapes and colors. Looking for a round shape to compliment the wilds forms of your autumn leaves bouquet? Go Chrysanthemum! Looking for wild and frilly flower to balanced out your soft and smooth bouquet with hydrangeas and roses? Yep, pick Chrysanthemum as well!

But what about bridal bouquets?

Adding this beauty to your bridal bouquet gives the flower arrangement a new layer of meaning. Symbolizing friendship, loyalty and devotion, it is a beautiful way to say you are looking forward to spend the rest of your life together with that special someone, in friendship, love and happiness. Pair peach colored roses with dark red chrysanthemums and minty eucalyptus and you have a perfect wedding bouquet for this winter. And don’t forget to write down somewhere that this flower is also the celebration flower for your 13th anniversary!

Other meanings and significances

The Chrysanthemum is also an important flower in Asia. In Japan for instance, it is the symbol for the royal family of the emperor. A symbol of the sun, the Japanese consider the orderly unfolding of the chrysanthemum’s petals to represent perfection, and Confucius once suggested they be used as an object of meditation. It’s said that a single petal of this celebrated flower placed at the bottom of a wine glass will encourage a long and healthy life. On the other side of the pacific, this flower carries a lot of weight as well. In New Orleans it is only used on All Saints Day, so it has become the symbol of the honored dead in that city. In Chicago it is the official flower of the city. And it’s also the flower of the coming month; November. You see, even the beginning of winter can bring joy and beauty!

The perfect way to say I love you!

So this lovely flower is the perfect way to say I love you, whether you mean it romantic (red, purple and pink) or platonic (yellow and orange). Get this mother of flowers today and start creating beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets!

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