The Flower

Journal

Hi friend! This is your new go-to spot for all things floral. Check out our latest bouquets (and some past highlights), tips from our floral design team (choosing anniversary blooms, styling wildflowers, making your flowers last, and so much more) flower guides and tips, wedding flower ideas, and plenty more. Looking for flower delivery? Go to our online shop to see what’s on offer. Otherwise, keep scrolling for major floral inspiration.

Guide to Writing Sympathy Notes

When a friend or family member passes away we want to be supportive and show understanding. But often we don’t know exactly what to say and we’re left feeling lost for words or struggling to find the right sentiment.
Sending a sympathy message with a flower arrangement is not only a sign of respect, but an act of comfort and kindness.

At Forest Green, each of our exclusive flower bouquets comes with a complimentary personalised card, allowing you to add your own thoughtful message of sympathy to the flowers. However, we know that finding the right words can be difficult, so we have written some card suggestions for different occasions.

Birthday Month Flowers Guide

Everyone knows about their zodiac or birthstone, but did you know that there’s actually a birth flower too which has its own special meaning?! Knowing all about birth flower meanings can come in very handy when choosing the perfect birthday flowers to send to someone. Use our ultimate birth month flower guide to give a special someone in your life a personalised flower bouquet for their birthday!

A Guide to Anniversary Flowers by Year

For centuries flowers have been associated with love and romance. It’s not surprising therefore, that they are a traditional gift for most anniversaries. We all know that each wedding anniversary has a special symbol associated with it, like paper, silver or gold, depending on the years together. But, did you know that a lot of wedding anniversaries have their own special flower too? Impress your spouse by gifting them with a beautiful anniversary floral arrangement that includes a flower that corresponds with this milestone year.

So, whether it is your 1st anniversary or 50th, you can discover a variety of impressive anniversary flowers today at Forest Green. Read our guide below to help you choose the perfect bouquet.

Decorating your Event with Flowers

Flowers aren’t just for weddings,  and should not be overlooked or underrated for any event! Fresh flowers are a wonderful way of decorating your event space.  Not only will floral displays make a bold statement at your event, but they make your venue appear more polished and add interest to any space. Using flowers of the season can bring the freshness of nature to any indoor space and make it less “stuffy” and lively.

Here are some of the best examples of how our expert team at Forest Green can take your event to the next level:

Finding the Perfect Wedding Bouquet

The bride’s bouquet is sometimes side-lined for the more ‘important’ details, like the wedding dress, location, and the seating plan. But if you think about it, your bouquet is one of the most prominent features of the entire ceremony, not only does it sit in the brides’ hands for pretty much the duration of the day, but  more importantly it will be immortalised in wedding photos forever!

From dusty rose to cascading greenery, Forest Green will promise that your bouquet will burgeon with romance and be as magical as your special day!! Here are our top choices:

Flower Colours & Their Meanings

Do you want to go that extra mile in selecting a bouquet to send to someone? Flowers are rich in symbolism and meaning, and choosing a particular colour can send an extra message to the recipient. Whether you wish to express love, friendship, sympathy, or a range of other emotions, the ‘language of flowers’ can speak volumes.

Check out our guide below and next time you are ordering or receiving a flower delivery, notice the colours of the flowers and think of the messages they send.