If you know someone who is celebrating a birthday this month, the experts at Griffin’s Floral Design have been busy creating August birthday designs especially for them. We know that everyone on your list will be thrilled when these thoughtful and beautiful bouquets and arrangements arrive at their front door.
All artists, even those who work with flowers, need a little inspiration. This month, we look to the August birthstone, the peridot. Birthstones have been recognized and celebrated for thousands of years, although not always in the exact way we do today. These stones were used to represent the Biblical tribes of Israel, the signs of the Zodiac, and the many gods of Egypt. In ancient times, the stones were coveted for their mystical qualities, which could endow humanity with magical protection, healing, good fortune and wisdom.
A custom-made gemstone-inspired bouquet allows you to gift the essence of a precious stone in floral form. The peridot generally occurs in nature as yellowish lime green, but can also exhibit a more olive green tone. When creating bouquets that will aesthetically mirror the peridot, there are a number of flowers – both exotic and every day – that are perfect for the cause. Cymbidium orchids are perhaps the most elegant of the green flowers, but green mums, hydrangea, poms, and green roses are also appropriate. To add the gold-tone, you can add snapdragons, daisies, or lilies. For the men in your life, succulents are an amazing interpretation of this color palette and create an elegant and sophisticated arrangement he’ll be proud to show off.
We wish a happy birthday to all who celebrate this August! And for those of you looking for an August birthday design that stands out from the rest, let the experts at Griffin’s Floral Design create a custom peridot bouquet!