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In a world where connections matter more than ever, celebrating Parents Day and International Day of Friendship Flowers with meaningful flowers is a vibrant way to honor our most cherished relationships. Whether you are a parent looking to strengthen bonds with your children or a gardening enthusiast eager to spread joy, this guide will inspire you to choose the perfect blooms that convey love, gratitude, and friendship.


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Why Flowers Matter in Celebrations

Flowers have long been symbols of emotion, carrying messages of love, appreciation, and friendship. On Parents Day and the International Day of Friendship, the right flowers can speak volumes, making these celebrations extra special.

The Emotional Impact of Flowers

Flowers can evoke strong emotional responses. Studies show that receiving flowers makes people happier, reducing stress and anxiety. This emotional lift is why flowers are an ideal gift for Parents Day and the International Day of Friendship.

Timeless Tradition of Gifting Flowers

From ancient civilizations to modern times, gifting flowers has been a universal gesture of goodwill and affection. Understanding this tradition helps us appreciate the deeper meanings behind the blooms we choose for these special days.

Connecting Generations and Friends

Flowers have a unique ability to bridge generational gaps. They can be a medium to express feelings that words may not fully capture, enhancing the bond between parents and children, and solidifying friendships.

Parents Day Flowers

Parents Day is all about honoring the love and sacrifices of parents. Choosing the right flowers can beautifully convey your appreciation.

  • Rose – Roses, especially pink and white varieties, symbolize gratitude and purity, making them perfect for Parents Day. Their elegance and fragrance embody the love and respect we have for our parents.
  • Lilies – Lilies represent refined beauty and commitment. They are an excellent choice to show your parents how much you admire and appreciate them. The lily’s grace and poise mirror the qualities of devoted parenthood.
  • Orchids – Orchids signify strength, beauty, and love. These exotic flowers are perfect for parents who have been your pillars of strength, adding a touch of sophistication to your gesture.

The Meaning of Friendship Flowers

Friendship flowers are not just about beauty; they carry profound meanings that resonate with the essence of true companionship.

  • Sunflowers – Sunflowers are the epitome of happiness and positivity. Their bright yellow petals reflect the warmth and joy that friends bring into our lives, making them ideal for celebrating the International Day of Friendship.
  • Chrysanthemums – Chrysanthemums are symbols of loyalty and enduring friendship. These flowers are perfect for friends who have stood by you through thick and thin, representing unwavering support and trust.
  • Ivy – Ivy plants, though not flowers, are significant in symbolizing friendship. Their climbing nature represents the growth and resilience of a true friendship, constantly reaching new heights.

Choosing the Right Plants for Parents Day

While flowers are beautiful, gifting a plant can also be a heartfelt gesture. Plants offer longevity, continuing to grow and thrive as a symbol of your love and care.

  • Peace Lily – Peace lilies are known for their air-purifying qualities and symbolize peace and prosperity. They are perfect for parents, offering a lasting reminder of your love and appreciation.
  • Snake Plant – The snake plant is hardy and low-maintenance, much like the enduring love of parents. It symbolizes resilience and adaptability, traits that define great parenting.
  • Jade Plant – Jade plants are associated with good luck and prosperity. Gifting a jade plant to your parents can be a way to wish them a life of continued happiness and success.

International Day of Friendship Flowers

Celebrate the International Day of Friendship by sharing flowers that embody the spirit of camaraderie and affection.

  • Zinnias – Zinnias represent lasting affection. Their vibrant colors and long-lasting blooms make them a wonderful gift for friends, symbolizing your enduring bond.
  • Freesias – Freesias are fragrant and colorful flowers symbolizing friendship and trust. They are perfect for friends who bring a sense of freshness and joy into your life.
  • Alstroemeria – Also known as the Peruvian lily, alstroemeria stands for devotion and mutual support. These flowers are ideal for friends who have been your confidants and allies.

Creating a Friendship Garden

Why not take your celebration a step further by creating a friendship garden? This can be a shared space where you and your friend’s plant and nurture flowers together, strengthening your bond.

Selecting Plants

Choose plants that symbolize friendship and teamwork. Sunflowers, zinnias, and chrysanthemums are excellent choices for a friendship garden.

Garden Design

Incorporate seating areas and paths to create a space for reflection and conversation. A well-designed friendship garden can be a sanctuary for you and your friends.

Shared Care

Taking care of the garden together fosters cooperation and mutual support. It can be a fun, rewarding project that brings friends even closer.

Tips for Gifting Flowers and Plants

Gifting flowers and plants is an art. Here are some tips to ensure your gesture is well-received and appreciated.

  • Personalize Your Gift – Add a handwritten note or card expressing your feelings. Personal touches make your gift more meaningful and memorable.
  • Consider the Recipient’s Preferences – Choose flowers and plants that the recipient loves. Knowing their favorite colors and types can make your gift even more special.
  • Presentation Matters – Present your flowers and plants beautifully. A well-arranged bouquet or a potted plant in a stylish container enhances the overall impact of your gift.

The Role of Florists in Celebrations

The Role of Florists in Celebrations – Florists play a crucial role in helping us choose the right flowers and arrangements for special occasions. Their expertise can guide you in selecting the perfect blooms that convey your intended message.

  • Expert Recommendations- Florists can recommend seasonal flowers and unique arrangements that suit the occasion. Their knowledge ensures that your gift is both beautiful and appropriate.
  • Customized Arrangements – Many florists offer customizable options, allowing you to create a bouquet or plant arrangement that reflects your personal style and the recipient’s taste.

Delivery Services

Most florists provide delivery services, ensuring your flowers arrive fresh and on time. This convenience makes it easy to share your love and appreciation, no matter the distance. In today’s digital age, virtual celebrations are becoming more common. Even if you cannot be there in person, you can still share the joy of flowers with loved ones.

  • Online Flower Delivery – Many online florists offer delivery services worldwide. You can select and send flowers to your parents or friends, no matter where they are.
  • Virtual Flower Arranging Parties – Host a virtual flower arranging party with friends. Share tips and techniques while creating beautiful arrangements together, fostering a sense of community.

Additional Facts About the Benefits of Flowers

  • Sharing Photos and Videos – Send photos and videos of your flowers and plants to loved ones. Sharing these moments can bridge the distance and make virtual celebrations more meaningful.
  • The Lasting Impact of Flowers – Flowers have a lasting impact, both emotionally and physically. They brighten spaces, uplift spirits, and strengthen bonds.
  • Enhancing Home Environments – Flowers and plants improve indoor air quality and add beauty to home environments. They create a welcoming and comforting atmosphere.
  • Boosting Mental Health – The presence of flowers can reduce stress and improve mental health. Their beauty and fragrance have a calming effect, promoting relaxation and happiness.
  • Strengthening Relationships – Gifting flowers and plants are a thoughtful gesture that strengthens relationships. It shows that you care and value the bond you share with the recipient.


Celebrating Parents Day and the International Day of Friendship with flowers and plants is a beautiful way to honor the special people in your life. Whether you choose roses for your parents or sunflowers for your friends, the thought and care you put into selecting these gifts will resonate deeply. For more tips on choosing the perfect flowers and plants, or to connect with a community of fellow flower enthusiasts, visit our website and join our mailing list. Let us spread joy and celebrate connections, one bloom at a time.

Pugh’s Flowers Parents’ Day and International Day of Friendship Flowers

Voted Best Florist in Memphis

Pugh’s Flowers is a third generation, family owned and operated floral design firm. We operate three floral design centers in the greater Memphis area, and operate a fourth flower shop in Southaven, Mississippi. Our delivery team is one of the very best in Tennessee. In fact, we own and operate a company called Lickety Split Courier. Through that firm, we are able to offer our local clients, same day or express flower delivery. We also provide nationwide same day delivery for any delivery outside of the state.

Pugh’s Flowers was created and started in 1978, by Bill Pugh and a partner. Today, his three sons, Mark, Michael and Tim, run the flower shop and all related day to day operations. The Pugh’s owns a number of other businesses. Some related to the flower shop and others not. As mentioned earlier, they utilize their delivery service, Lickety Split Couriers, to handle all local same day and express deliveries. In addition to flowers, the brothers have found success with their commercial landscape firm, known as Pugh’s Earthworks, and with their pest control firm, Rosie’s Pest Control.

At Pugh’s, we are extremely blessed to have built a professional, customer focused employee team. Any successful flower shop is built around the floral design team. We have one of the finest groups of flower designers anywhere in Tennessee. Our operations staff and sales staff are also top notch. They are customer focused, motivated and dedicated folks. Our delivery operation is second to none.

We create traditional, contemporary and very modern metropolitan floral designs. Each flower arrangement comes with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We create everything from a traditional dozen red roses, to some of the most stunning fresh flower arrangements you have ever seen. We carry all of the areas favorite flower varieties. We have a great selection of Oriental, Stargazer and Asiatic Lilies. We have the best Ecuadorian roses in town. Our gerbera daisies, tulips, carnations and full bloom hydrangea are absolutely gorgeous. Looking for something exotic. We carry beautiful fresh Protea and the prettiest Cymbidium and Dendrobium Orchids in Southaven. Our firm designs for all occasions, including weddings and corporate events. We are large enough to handle weddings and events of any size.

Local Same Day & Express Delivery
Pugh’s Flowers offers same day flower delivery anywhere in the greater Memphis Tennessee area. If you are in our local delivery zone, we also offer 4-hour express flower delivery service, for those who have to have the flowers arrive at a specific time.

Need to send flowers to a local hospital? We can help. Pugh’s Flowers provides same day & express flower delivery to all Shelby County Hospitals. Our get well flowers, plants and gift collection are the best in town. We also offer get well themed mylar balloons, teddy bears and delicious edible treats.

We offer the best selection of sympathy flowers in the state. Our firm provides local same day & express delivery service to all greater Memphis area Funeral Homes, Mortuaries and Cemeteries. As mentioned earlier, we also operate a floral design center in Southaven, MS. We make daily sympathy flower deliveries in Southaven, and throughout the DeSoto county area as well. We invite you to do your shopping on our website. If you prefer, we also have four floral design centers available for you to come in and see our entire selection of flowers, plants and occasion themed gifts.

Memphis Area Floral Design Center Location
We operate four flower shops in Memphis. Including our store location in Southaven, Mississippi. Our main fulfillment center is located on Whitten Road in Memphis.

Whitten Road: 2435 Whitten Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133 901-405-6670

Union Ave: 1882 Union Ave. Memphis, TN 38103 901-726-1042

Poplar Ave: 5645 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119 901-682-2501

Southaven MS: 3075 Goodman Rd. Suite 14 Southaven, MS 38672 662-342-1832

Same Day Flower Delivery in The Greater Memphis Tennessee Area
Pugh’s Flowers offers both local and nationwide delivery options. Locally we offer same day and express flower delivery service. Nationally, we offer same day flower service. We have a team of delivery drivers on staff. We also own a delivery courier firm called Lickety-Split Couriers. They handle the vast majority of all flower arrangements that we deliver locally. Every flower arrangement we deliver is guaranteed to arrive fresh and on-time. All come with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you don’t like the arrangement that we have designed and delivered for you, please contact our floral design center and we will replace that arrangement free of charge.

Parents' Day Flowers from Pugh's Flowers




Introducing our captivating Rosey Amour bouquet, this bouquet is filled with Free Spirit Garden roses, complemented by an array of delightful pink roses and carnations. Adorned in an exquisite gold keepsake vase, this bouquet exudes elegance, making it a perfect expression of love and admiration.



2435 Whitten Rd.
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 405-6670


5645 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 682-2501


1882 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 726-1042

3075 Goodman Rd. Suite 14
Southaven, MS 38672
(662) 342-1832