By: Karli Willden
Remembering the Fallen
Veterans of the armed forces have made significant contributions to the liberties and freedoms in America. Memorial Day is honored each year to honor those fallen while protecting our freedom. Started during the Civil War by southern women, the country adopted this tradition to honor all who fought in any American war. Previously known as “Decoration Day,” it is still practiced today, often by decorating the graves of fallen soldiers.
In decorating the graves of the fallen, we recognize their individual sacrifices and show sympathy to the families of the fallen. The living also receive flowers to show appreciation for their contributions to this great nation.
Choosing Memorial Day Flowers
If you are planning on ordering flowers to place on the graves of the fallen, you may be wondering which flowers arrangements to get. While there is no declared Memorial Day flower, old poems written about the battlefields in Belgium do mention red poppies. These poppies grew in between graves of the fallen soldiers, and soon became associated with the holiday, as they symbolized the blood shed for freedom.
When buying flowers for Memorial Day graves, however, you can choose from a wide variety of patriotic flower arrangements available. Flowers that come in red, white, or blue tend to be crowd favorites, as they commemorate the patriotism of the day. You can also get flowers arrangements in custom shapes, or with custom memorabilia. For example, if requested, we can create the arrangement in the shape of a heart, a cross, or a flag. For your Memorial Day flower arrangements, here are flowers that are in season this time of year.
Flowers in Season
Pre-Order Your Memorial Day Flowers
If you plan on visiting cemeteries and placing flowers on graves of the fallen, preorder Memorial Day flowers early. This is a busy season for florists, so place your order in advance. If someone else is picking up your order, them up, be sure they know the store hours of the florist. It would be frustrating for them drive to our store location, only to arrive at the florist after store hours.
During the week our Boise florist is open Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm, but on Saturdays we are open 9am-12pm. Our florist will be closed on Memorial Day. Call (208) 342-5687 in advance if you have any questions about our holiday hours or any other day not mentioned. Our Boise florist offers delivery options available for a small fee, if you live within our designated areas.