Artificial Flowers, A Great Choice For Mother's Day April 26 2016

Mother's Day! As a community, it is the day honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Individually, the day gives us a defined opportunity to show our love and appreciation for the mother of our family. 

Did you know that the tradition of giving gifts on Mother's Day in Australia was started by Janet Heyden of Leichhardt, Sydney, in 1924. She began the tradition during a visit to a patient at the Newington State Home for Women, where she met many lonely and forgotten mothers. In an effort to cheer them up, she gained support from local school children and businesses to donate and bring gifts to the women. 

Flowers are the ultimate gift for any mother. Either as a stand alone gift or to accompany another, flowers will delight your mum and put a smile on her face. Our artificial flowers are ideal for mums residing at Aged Care Facilities or where mobility may be an issue as they require very little care – just an occasional dusting.  They are also perfect for mums who suffer from allergies or who due to medical treatments cannot have fresh flowers in a room.

 Traditionally, the chrysanthemum is given to mothers for Mother's Day as the flower is naturally in season during May, and as a happy coincidence has a name ending in "mum".  In the past, men would often wear a chrysanthemum in their lapels in honour of their mother.

 We have beautiful bunches of chrysanthemums at Bradford Potter Silk Flowers, however part of the wonderful convenience of artificial flowers is that you can have any flower that you love regardless of the season.  Our flowers and plants won’t fade or wilt, and you never have to worry about falling leaves, allergies or murky water. So mum can enjoy your gift for a long time.


You can order flowers of any style be it a simple spring bouquet, to a large and impressive formal arrangement. Either order by the stem and arrange the flowers yourself, or talk to our floral artisans who can put together an arrangement to suit your colour, style and budget.


 We can post our floral arrangements straight to your mum with a printed or hand written card – just email us direct with the address, item numbers and message you would like conveyed.

So show mum your appreciation for all that she does, by ordering her a beautiful bunch of Silk Flowers today and make sure she has the best Mother’s Day yet!