There is nothing corny or cliché about giving your mother a beautiful bouquet on Mother’s Day. In fact, she deserves all the love in the world and a beautifully arranged bundle of flowers is one of the many gestures you could make on May 13 to express your love for your mum.
Having been shopping for flowers ourselves, we know how little tips and suggestions on style and genus for the clueless, would help the task tremendously. So, to help you pick out the perfect bouquet, we have scoured the market and zeroed in on five special arrangements - judging by the colour combinations, creativity and assortment - by some of the most outstanding florists in the Hong Kong.
Gary K: Basket Arrangement
Possibly one of the most celebrated florists in Hong Kong, Gary Kwok helped create the Armani Fiori HK in conjunction with Giorgio Armani in 2002 and opened her eponymous florist shop, Gary K, in 2005. Known for her contemporary designs and the use of unusual species, Gary K opts for peonies, roses and cymbidiums to create its special Mother’s Day ‘Basket Arrangement’, which plays brilliantly with the lighter and creamier hues of the three species to denote the genuine reverent love for your mum.
For more information, please visit: www.garykwok.com.
Ellermann Design: You're the Best
Bouquets need not be garish, as simplicity speaks volume, often even louder than flamboyance. With the right arrangement and combination, they can convey the most profound meaning and deepest love, as seen in Ellermann’s ‘You’re the Best’ bouquet. Using pink matthiola(the flower gives off a sweet scent), paeonia with deeply-lobed leaves, syringa and phlox. The syringa symbolises the hardy characters of a supportive mum and phlox, while the phlox represents the affinity between mothers and child. This bouquet is full of meaning and comes in an unassuming package to show that motherly love is universal and priceless.
For more information, please visit: www.ellermanndesign.com.
Agnès B: Red Carnation in Box
Unboxing gifts is always an event in its own, let alone unwrapping a boxful of thoughtfully-arranged flowers that will easily make May 13 a day of surprises for your mum. We recommend the ‘Red Carnation in Box ‘by Agnès B Fleuriste, which comes in three kinds of flowers, all presented in different hues of red, this includes options of bright-red carnation, burgundy mini peony and miniature red rose. Agnès B Fleuriste explains that the red delight in every box is meant to be a surprise as their flowers are picked for freshness, hence the variation in shape and size.
For more information, please visit: www.agnesb-fleuriste.com.
Ovo Garden: Kiss Mom
This elegant arrangement, ‘Kiss Mom’ by Ovo Garden in Wan Chai, features white carnations and purple hydrangea that is warm and pleasing to the eye. It is beautifully adorned with a delicate bamboo basket, coated in a layer of black lacquer to add a hint of elegance, which we adore. But most important, Ovo Garden’s ability to create timeless designs in warm colour arrangements are exemplary in this bouquet.
For more information, please visit: www.ovogarden.com.hk.
Greenfingers: Ohara Garden Rose
Specilised in wedding and everyday floral arrangements, Greenfingers has been a master in petals and blooms for 37 years. Asia Tatler doesn’t praise for nothing - owner Kenny Chan runs a floral school Greenfingers Square and holds a Master of Botany degree. This Mother’s Day, his Greenfingers has gone beyond the traditional carnation to create, upon Asia Tatler's request, the ‘Ohara Garden Rose’ that is a token of love and passion. We especially like the metallic passion flower brooch placed on the top of the bouquet, its strings of cerapegia (chain of hearts) are layered on the bouquet as jewellery-like botanicals for accent and contrast. You could even double it up on May 13 and enrol your mum into one of Greenfingers’ hobby or diploma classes taught by Chan and other professionals from the florist.
For more information, please visit: www.greenfingers.com.hk.