Flowers on Mother’s Day has been a traditional way to symbolize the love and recognition for mothers everywhere since time immemorial. In today’s era of social distancing and self-isolation, sending floral arrangements on Mother’s Day has become a small act that feels especially poignant. As local businesses across the area continue to feel the economic effects of the coronavirus, the demand for flowers has become scarce and florists especially are looking forward to the coming titular holiday to boost sales. Despite the challenges, Country Gardeners Florist is here with a few ideas that will deliver joyful, timely arrangements to brighten mom’s day in time for May 10.

Curly Willow-
For centuries, people have used the bark of willow trees to relieve pain and fever due to the aspirin and salicylic acid as the active ingredient. Curly willow or tortured willow, is easy to identify by its long, graceful leaves and curly, contorted branches, which become especially noticeable during the winter. Curly willow doesn’t require a specific soil and adapts nicely to clay, loam or sand. Curly willow also tolerates either sun or partial shade.

Garden Roses-
Garden Roses are one of the most popular and widely cultivated groups of flowering plants. While most garden roses are grown for their flowers, some are also valued for other reasons, such as having ornamental fruit, providing ground cover, or for hedging. Yellow, orange, pink, red, white and are the many combinations of these colors.

Astilbe is a perennial with dazzling, colorful flowers that sit pleasantly atop glossy, fern-like foliage. Astilbes’ flower clusters vary in size from 6 inches to 2 feet and their height ranges from 6 inches to 5 feet, depending on the variety. If mom has a shady area, present her with Astilbes. They are a great way to add color and texture to a place where other flowers have a hard time thriving.

Peonies are known for their large showy blossoms. They have large, glossy, segmented leaves that grow from annual stems. In late spring and early summer they produce large single and double flowers of white, pink, rose, and deep crimson colors. The fragrant peony is sure to brighten any room in mom’s house and sends a colorful message of hope and optimism.

To receive or send your own beautiful bouquet or arrangement, stop by Country Gardeners Florist located at 5 Railroad Plaza in Millerton, NY, call (518) 789-6440 and place an order or visit them online for more information and arrangement options at