From certain holidays to celebrations to sending sympathy, there are times when flowers are an absolute necessity. Here’s five such occasions – along with professional advice on which flowers to choose. If you’re in need of beautiful blooms in Tauranga, speak to the team at Cherrywood Florist.

Valentine’s Day

Topping this list is a very timely reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! There’s really nothing that compares to a beautiful bouquet of Valentines Day flowers and some chocolates to make your partner feel special on the day of love.

Tip: think outside the box! Unless your partner is a lover of roses, feel free to experiment with seasonal blooms and vibrant colours – it doesn’t all have to be red, pink and white.


It can hard to find the right words to comfort someone going through a tough time. Flowers can say it for you. Sending a floral arrangement to someone in need is guaranteed to make them feel loved and supported. Sympathy flowers also give them something beautiful to look at while offering a reminder of the realness of their loss.

Tip: white flowers like lilies, orchids and carnations are traditional for loss and sympathy while chrysanthemums are used to honour a full life.

Saying you’re sorry

Have you messed up lately?! If you need to say sorry to someone you love – a partner, a friend, a parent – flowers might just give your apology that edge. Any bouquet is still going to have to be given alongside an apology, but they can certainly make forgiveness a little bit easier.

Tip: consider tulips which are not only pretty; they also represent forgiveness.


From bridal bouquets to centrepieces, flower crowns to buttonholes, flowers bring weddings to life. Whether it’s ivy on the tables or an extravagant floral archway, flowers play an important part in a couple’s big day.

Tip: buck the trends, find your own unique style and share your vision with an experienced florist.

Open homes

Trying to sell your house? If you have a fresh stampede of strangers wandering through your door each weekend, the best trick in the book (along with a tidy home) is some beautiful flowers.

Tips: choose flowers that suit your home, but make sure they’re fresh and not too fragrant.

Looking for flowers? Hint, hint: it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

Pop into the Cherrywood Florist shop in Tauranga to choose from our full range of flowers or head online and one of our florists will deliver on your behalf.