Mother’s Day in Australia falls on Sunday, May 10 this year, and it’s certainly going to be a different kind of day to what we’ve known before.

Social distancing, self-isolation and the threat of COVID-19 means most of us probably won’t be seeing our mums and grandmothers this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make them feel special.

Florists, who have been hit hard by social distancing laws that mean the weddings and parties they would normally cater to won’t be happening for the foreseeable future, are ready and waiting to create gifts of glorious bouquets, handmade candles and chocolatier chocolates for mums all across the country.

Bounty Parents spoke with Summa Hicks, owner of Coolangatta Florist on the southern end of the Gold Coast about the best flowers to choose for your bouquets this year.

Summa Hicks Florist

Florists, like Summa Hicks from Coolangatta Florist, are ready to help you show mum that you’re thinking of her amid the COVID-19 social distancing rules.

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Traditional Mother’s Day celebrations and customs vary around the world, however this year we’re likely to be united by the fact that we’ll all be celebrating from afar.

Which makes flowers the perfect gift – a little love bomb to send when you can’t be near yourself.

In many parts of the world, carnations are regarded as the quintessential Mother’s Day flowers, but here in Australia, it’s chrysanthemums that hold that title.

Summa, who is a florist and a mum herself, loves using them in bouquets because she knows they will bring so much joy to the person lucky enough to receive them.

“Personally, my absolute favourite flower is the disbud,” Summa tells Bounty Parents.

“It’s part of the chrysanthemum family and it’s so beautiful, it’s guaranteed to make anyone smile.”

Of course, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful blooms here in Australia. Let’s take a look at what Summa has in her top ten in the gallery below …

10 of the best Mother’s Day flowers

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