Give mom a floral treat

 The fragrance of fresh cut flowers will be strong in homes throughout Grand Cayman on Mother’s Day.
   Several stores are making special creations to ensure that there is something for every mum on the day of the year when mothers are honoured.
   At Trisha’s Roses in George Town, Rachel Cudmore says bright, colourful and tropical flowers will be popular this Mother’s Day.
   “We do vases, baskets, modern arrangements, gift baskets,” she said. “We try to do as wide a range as possible and try to have something to suit all tastes.”
   She said orders for Mother’s Day come in quite early and families are usually organised and make their decisions in advance. But for those who left it until the last minute, the store opens on Mother’s Day Sunday morning.
   Opening on Sunday makes it possible for Trisha’s Roses to supply flowers to churches holding special Mother’s Day services in which flowers are given to mothers in the congregations. It is open from 9am to noon on Mother’s Day, 9 May.
   The gift baskets can contain lotions, mugs, teddy bears, picture frames, and candles.
   Vigoro Nursery is also coming up with special designs this year.
   “We will have beautiful blooming hanging baskets, ten different varieties, mini roses with a special on cachepot roses plus calla lilies, Hydrangeas plus lots more. We also hope to have some surprises,” said Vigoro’s Nancy Rohleder.
   “As always, we have fantastic accessories and can do a made-to-order silk arrangement,” she added.
   This year, Vigoro is also introducing cemetery arrangements for use on grave sites of mothers who have passed.  
   Vigoro is also offering other special gifts for moms that would be an ideal accompaniment to a bouquet of flowers, including aprons, measuring spoons and cups, as well as books on gardening, decorative pillows, vases, rugs, teas and gift certificates.
   Vigoro’s store and nursery at Agricola Drive will be open on Mother’s Day.
   At Every Bloomin’ Thing on Crewe Road, staff are getting ready for a busy Mother’s Day.
   Floral design manager Sharon Kirkman said the flower store has something for everyone with a wide array of choices for Mother’s Day.
   “Here at EBT, our designs are so unique we cater for all types of mothers, young and old…. hip, trendy and funky and then the more traditional, contemporary designs,” she said.
   As well as floral arrangements specifically created for Mother’s Day, the store also offers gift baskets and plants for that special day.
   Flyers with the latest floral designs from Every Bloomin’ Thing will be released by the store prior to Mother’s Day.
   Every Bloomin’ Thing will be open on Mother’s Day.
   Celebrations is also offering some stunning bouquets and arrangements for Mother’s Day, including Sunflower Spectacular, which features beautiful sunflowers, and Orchid Reflections with gorgeous pink orchids adorned with butterflies.
   Among its treats is Breakfast in Bed, a basket of flowers with teas, jams and fruit to get your mother’s morning off to a great start.
   Celebrations is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm, but will have extended hours for the week of Mother’s Day.
   Anyone ordering Mother’s Day gifts and flowers for $75 or more from Celebrations can enter a draw to win two Cayman Airways tickets to Jamaica and a three-night stay at Strawberry Hill.
   If your budget does not stretch to a beautiful bouquet from one of Cayman’s flower shops, remember that mothers always appreciate a loving hug and a bunch of wild flowers.