Rose floral arrangement on a mantelpiece

Notes on Floriography this Mother's Day

By The Garden

Rose floral arrangement on a mantelpiece

This Mother’s Day we’re taking a closer look at two of our favourite floral arrangements in our Mother’s Day Collection - the Mother’s Bouquet and the Seasonal Jar, and the meaning behind their flowers and foliage. 

Mother’s Bouquet 

This sweet selection of blooms in soft pastel and vintage shades (roses and ranunculus), with a touch of soft white (anemones) and a pop of bright pink and lilac (veronica) is finished with fresh Irish grown foliages like eucalyptus and salal.



  1. Roses - we have used two shades. The darker shade of pink is a symbol of appreciation, while the lighter shade speaks to joy and admiration for all the things we find great in our Mums. 
  2. Ranunculus - this flower grows in many beautiful shades of yellow, purple white and pink. In this bouquet we’ve used a pink variety symbolising love and gentleness
  3. Clematis - apothecaries believe that this flower can be helpful for the ‘dreamers who roam the hills of their imagination’, awakening their awareness and aiding them to become more present. Symbolically it creates a solid ground to walk on, much like the strength of our Mothers.
  4. Scabiosa - this flower represents pure love, radiating warmth, love, purity and peace.  
  5. Wax flower - this delicate pink flower has long been associated with good luck and best wishes for lasting success.
  6. Eucalyptus - this foliage favourite is a symbol of strength and protection. 

Seasonal Jar

A selection of our brightest and most beautiful seasonal stems, arranged into a glass jar.


  1. Anemones - this flower closes up at night and reopens when the sun rises. As a result, it symbolises both anticipation and relaxation. 
  2. Ranunculus, roses and clematis - their fun and bright shades in this arrangement symbolise the best of spring.
  3. Daffodils - these cheerful spring bulbs are a symbol of creativity, energy and resilience. 
  4. Fritillaries - this bell-like flower bows its head and symbolises passion and devotion. 
  5. Tulips - when gifted, this flower can represent great and unconditional love, making it an ideal gift for a mother, grandmother or any maternal figure in your life. 

    A bouquet of pink tulips wrapped in brown paper


    To make sure your Mother’s Day gift arrives on time (Sunday March 19th!), be sure to read our delivery information here. A Le Labo sample will be included with each bouquet. Don’t forget that Friday March 17th is a bank holiday and so no deliveries will be made on this day. 


    A rose with a Le Labo perfume sample.


    If you’ve left it a little late, don’t worry, our shop in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre will be open over the weekend (bar Friday). Opening hours: 

    Monday 13th to Thursday 16th 10-6pm

    Friday 17th CLOSED. Our studio is open 8-4pm for collections only. 

    Saturday 18th 10-6pm

    Sunday 19th 10-6pm


    We hope you have a great Paddy's Day and long weekedn,

    Mark & The Garden Team