How to Choose the Right Flowers for Your Graduate


This time of year we love to celebrate our graduates, and what better way to show your support than with fresh flowers? At Matlack Florist we understand that these grads are important in your life, and you want to choose just the right blooms for their special day.  Here’s a few ideas on what to select for a more meaningful gift.

The Money Tree

Even the name sounds perfect for a graduate! This symbolic plant is perfect to pair with the real gift that all grads need, money.  What a clear way to show your financial support while giving them a beautiful and tangible gift as well.  They’ll think of how much you are sustaining their future every time they see this small tree, perfect for a college dorm room or a first apartment.

Coordinating Future School Colors

Of course it is tradition to incorporate high school colors into a graduate’s floral bouquet, but how about showing your support for their future by using their new university colors in a bouquet instead? This will surprise your graduate and give them a sense of joy rather than nervousness towards their future educational goals.

Find the Meaning of their Favorite Flower

Most people have a favorite flower, and many of these blooms have very special meanings that can coordinate with hope for the future.  Daffodils represent rebirth and new beginnings, which will resonate with your grad.  Consider placing a card with the bouquet reading what each flower represents.  Stock flowers correspond with a happy life and a contented existence, something that all graduates hope for.  Also, a bouquet of irises is a high regarded compliment, for they exemplify wisdom and respect.

Whatever you decide, the gift of flowers is always appreciated.  Congratulations to the Class of 2017, we can’t wait to see what you do next!

Further Reading:

The Meaning of Flowers

Flowers with Surprising Meanings

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