On the street the sun is warming up, the birds are whistling loudly and the spring freshness is already poured in the air, the faces of passers-by change from a gloomy winter expression to a bright spring one. After all, soon, very soon a holiday - Spring Day, International Women's Day - March 8th.
Every man prepares a gift for his beloved women - mother, grandmother, sister, girlfriend, wife, beloved mother-in-law … Of course, a gift is always nice, but it is not important as such. Attention is important. And not only on March 8th! A woman should feel Loved ALWAYS! Give your loved ones positive emotions, they are so lacking in our hectic life.
It is not necessary to give something large and weighty from furniture or household appliances - this is not quite the case. Yes, and one postcard is not enough … Although, of course, every man chooses what his Lady likes. But whatever you give, flowers are undoubtedly an indispensable attribute of spring.
The first thing that comes to mind is a bouquet. It is not at all necessary to give a huge, lush bouquet, popularly referred to as a "broom". It is more appropriate for an anniversary, wedding and other similar celebrations. Spring is charming in its modesty, tenderness, fragility, in the return of bright colors after the white and gray tones of winter. The most spring bouquet - miniature, their delicate spring flowers - primroses, crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, freesias.
Yes, exactly tulips! Do not discount them. Tulips are completely undeservedly placed in the rank of "ordinary" and "uninteresting" flowers. The variety of tulips is so great that they can amaze the most demanding Lady. There are tulips that look like roses, peonies, tulips of enchanting colors, with fringed, elongated-pointed, pinnately dissected, striped or spotted petals …
A bouquet of one type of flowers, for example, tulips or hyacinths, looks best. Bouquets are given more often colorful (combining, for example, white, pink and yellow or yellow, blue and red) than monochrome (monochrome) bouquets - red, white, purple, yellow …
Just don't buy bouquets of snowdrops from your hands. After all, snowdrops are an endangered species of primroses, they are listed in the Red Book. Do not become complicit in the destruction of plants for the profit of soulless people.
The second most popular flower gift is flowering potted (indoor) plants - gerberas, roses, azaleas, gardenias and many others. But be careful when buying plants with buds or are already in bloom - when you change the “store-apartment” environment, the buds can quickly fall off, and the flowers fade earlier. Think about whether your Lady will want to take care of the plant further, because it requires watering, fertilizing and much more, and this is a certain effort and responsibility. Giving such a “difficult” gift can cause more trouble than joy.
Daffodils, hyacinths, primroses
Compositions of white flowers, primroses, daffodils, hyacinths look very impressive. These are not cut plants, they are planted in pots of earth, placed in baskets, hats, caskets, handbags - in everything that fantasy tells you. You can add a few floristic accessories - a backing made of colorful linen matting or organza to decorate pots, paper ribbons and bows, a butterfly or a bird on the handle of a basket - and the spring "flower meadow" is ready. The main thing is not to overdo it with details, because you are donating not packaging, but flowers.
In all the floral variety it is somehow forgotten that both bouquets and compositions are composed of individual flowers, each of which is beautiful in itself. It is quite possible to give one flower. Someone does not make such a gift for fear of showing their financial insolvency or thinks that one flower is not capable of expressing a feeling of appreciation, gratitude or love … In vain! It's not about the number of colors, but how you present them. At the time of donation, be sure to look into the eyes of the Lady, and do not look away and smile. Only the smile should not be "Hollywood" or forced, it should be warm and sincere.
Blooming apricot twig
In addition to flowers, it is customary to give flowering twigs of shrubs. You don't have to go far for an example - this is a well-known mimosa. She is already so firmly rooted in the minds of people as a "March 8" plant that some women quietly hate her. In addition to mimosa, they give flowering branches of viburnum, apricot, lilac, forsythia, honeysuckle, rhododendron and other flowering shrubs, and also add branches of birch, willow, alder, poplar covered with green shiny leaves to bouquets.
All this can of course be bought. But how much more pleasant and valuable will be a gift grown by your own hands - the same hyacinths or tulips obtained by forcing at home. It's not very difficult. And you can also plant primroses under the window of a city house or at a summer cottage, and when the snow melts, the holiday for Beloved will continue.
Take your pick, men! Please your loved ones!