Guys Guide to Giving Flowers

What�s the best way for a man to make a lasting impression on a woman? Research shows that the answer to making a memorable impact is right under his nose� through flowers. In fact, 92% of women can remember the last time they received flowers, and 89% say receiving flowers makes them feel special. Flowers are a simple and sensual gift that can express any emotion or sentiment. Giving great floral gifts, however, still remains a mystery to most men. This is where Nicola Flora comes to your rescue. You don't have to wait for a special occasion to impress with flowers. Give her a memory she will never forget. The fact is 96% of women like to receive flowers when they�re not expecting them. The most important thing to remember is you can't go wrong with flowers. Our approach at Nicola Flora is to ask questions about what atmosphere or mood you are trying to create and we will provide expert advice on arrangements or gifts that enhance any sentiment or occasion. Describing the recipient�s personality, as well as favorite hobbies or colors will help us match the floral arrangement or gift with the recipient�s personal preferences.

The New Thing. This emotion may be the most difficult for a man to express, so Nicola provides style advice for the guy who wants to show his new romantic interest exactly how he feels. A passionate arrangement is filled with hot pinks, oranges, reds and golds. Add a thoughtful card to help communicate just the right sentiment.

The Real Deal. Flowers are intimately � and internationally � linked with the art of romance, and for good reason. As relationships grow, flowers become symbols of different events and milestones in our lives together. Take note of her favorite flowers � the varieties at your wedding, flowers you sent her when you first started dating or the ones she buys for herself. Those will have great meaning and impact.

� Leading Ladies. No woman � especially moms, grandmas and sisters � should live without a little TLC. A fabulous flowering plant or a garden-style arrangement with greens and soft pastel hues � no matter what the flower � will send the message that you care.

� The Gal Pal. Flowers that show you�re thinking of someone, but not in a sensual way, have a natural, just-picked feeling. She advises to ask for a selection of garden-style flowers or a bright bold color palette that is fun and whimsical. A basket with a mix of flowering and green plants delivered to her door or office is also a sure fire winner.

� Monobotanic.
Arrangements featuring only one type of flower (such as all roses, tulips, lilies or iris) are in style and may even include different colors of the same flower in the vase or container.

� Monochromatic.
Pick a color, any color and stick with it! If her favorite color is pink, for example, ask your florist for a fresh bouquet of different flowers in the same color range.

� Bunches of Texture.
Ask your florist to select complementary flowers of various textures to place in bunches in an elegant glass container. This unique look has a bold, contemporary feel and will surely provide the �wow� factor.

� Be Spontaneous.
You don't have to wait for a special occasion to give flowers. In fact, most women say �no reason� is the best reason to get flowers.

� Size Doesn�t Matter.
Trust your florist to help you send an arrangement that is appropriate for the occasion. Bouquets both big and small can make a bold statement. It�s the sentiment that makes the impact.

� Score Big Points.
Surprise her by sending a bouquet to her office, and see how much attention you�ll get because of the attention she got.

� Relax.
Flowers don't have to mean commitment. Women know when an arrangement simply means that you care.