Modern culture doesn’t celebrate friendships quite as much as people did just a few decades ago. Look at any Victorian history source to find all kinds of records showing close friends taking portraits together, sending each other gifts on a daily or weekly basis, and exchanging flowers regularly. Bring back the practice of showing your friends how much you care by putting together the perfect friendship bouquet. Before you rush out to grab the first pretty flowers you see, meditate on the meaning of different colors of blooms to make a present that means a lot more.
The Common Rose
Trying to stick with roses only? Grab a friendship rose by sticking in the orange and yellow color range, and steering clear of pink, red, and white. The cheerfulness of yellow and orange reminds the recipient of the joy you both share when spending time together.
Zinnias for Remembrance
Has your friend passed away or moved across the globe? A pot of brightly colored zinnias is the perfect way to remember them and honor their memory. These small and ruffled flowers come with a wide range of meanings due to the bloom colors, but striped and mixed zinnias are closing tied to remembrance for friends. If you pick a potted plant, you can even plant it in a flower bed to keep the gift growing.