Gracias, merci beaucoup, dumo agrigato, danke: there are hundreds of ways to say “thank you”, but few have the quite the heartfelt sentiment as a handful of flowers. Whether you are grateful for someone’s time, someone’s effort or simply their understanding, a wrapped bouquet or vase of blooms is a great way to express gratitude when words just don’t seem like enough. Here are three fabulous flowers for saying grazie that are sure to please.
There are many different meanings attached to this large and lush cluster of blooms, first discovered growing in Japan. Now a popular garden and landscape planting, this herbaceous shrub produces small blue, pink or white flowers that bloom in large groupings that can be larger than a hand width. On strong stems that will last for a week or more, these lovely flowers are said to symbolize gratitude for a person’s understanding in the traditional language of flowers. A unique characteristic of this plant is that the color of the petals can change based on the acidity or alkalinity of the soil it is grown it, so the exact hue can be quite distinct and unique. Consider mixing several different ones in a vase with seeded eucalyptus or other delicate green.
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Associated with faithfulness and modesty in the language of flowers, these darling potted plants are sure to please anyone with even the brownest of thumbs. Soft velvety leaves and dainty purple, pink or white flowers make this an excellent houseplant for the home or office and will be a constant reminder of your thoughtful gift. They are an excellent way to thank a person who always has your back or rose to the occasion when you needed them the most. Easy to find and easy to care for, this plant is a fun gift for friends and neighbors.
Appreciation is a sentiment that rewards both the giver and the receiver. Consider giving a coral, peach or deep pink colored rose the next time you wish to express yours. In the language of flowers, also known as floriography in Victorian times, these colors of roses were said to represent heartfelt appreciation for a friend or admirer. Available year-round at your local florist, consider paring with light green hypericum berries for a bit of fun or green Kermit mums for a touch of class the next time you want to say gracias.