There are some days of the calendar year that are more somber than others. On Monday, May 29, we celebrate a deeply meaningful day both for America and for many people personally. Memorial Day asks us to stop and reflect on those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy. Bagoy’s Florist & Home is glad to help you honor friends and loved ones on this day.
The most customary flowers to represent Memorial Day include the red poppy and the gladioli. The legacy of the red poppy stretches back to World War I, and a famous poem titled “In Flanders Fields” , which recounted the bright red poppies growing between the graves of fallen soldiers. Because poppies do not do well as cut flowers, an arrangement of gladioli may be a good alternative. The gladiolus grows in a wide spectrum of colors – including red and white, making them ideal for Memorial Day arrangements. The flowers are shaped like swords and represent the strength of character we admire in these brave men and women,
Other flowers you may wish to consider are red roses, carnations and gerberas; white lilies, and blue delphinium,
blue hydrangea, or blue iris flowers. Bagoy’s Florist & Home also has silk arrangements if you prefer.
If you are bringing flowers to a memorial service or gravesite, you have a choice of many appropriate arrangements – wreaths, crosses, urns, or baskets in real or silk flowers will all convey your esteem. If you are sending flowers to a friend or family member in remembrance of someone they loved, a more traditional bouquet or floral design would be appreciated. Simply call us for advice on either a traditional red, white & blue bouquet or an alternate design – it will mean so much to them that you recognized their loss and wanted to show your love.
Whatever you choose, the honor and respect you show will be a fitting tribute for a special day. Throughout Anchorage and the surrounding areas, you can count on Bagoy’s Florist & Home to help you to observe all of this life’s occasions.
** Please note that although we are closed on Sunday and Monday, we are available for advance orders to be delivered on those days.