Getting new neighbors can be fun and exciting! They might share the same hobbies as you, enjoy chatting over a cup of coffee, have kids the same age as yours, or have a pet that likes to hang out with your dog. While the excitement may be shared between you and your neighbor, they also might be feeling stressed, tired, and a little overwhelmed during their big move. Here at Central Square Florist, voted the best flower shop in Boston, we love greeting new neighbors with fresh, colorful, and uplifting flowers and plants to make them feel right at home. Take a look at a few of our favorites for creating a wonderfully warm welcome for new neighbors.
A Warm Welcome to the Neighborhood
At the top of our list of welcoming plants is the orchid. Its regal beauty and outstanding symbolism is something not to take for granted. Even in the Victorian Ages, orchids were highly coveted. Today, they make an ideal housewarming gift, especially green orchids, which symbolize good fortune and blessings, and yellow orchids, which represent friendship and new beginnings.
In eastern cultures, monstera plants are representative of honor, longevity, and respect, which can be a thoughtful housewarming message. All around the world, their tropical green leaves are nothing short of showstopping and fantastic, making any space look and feel more vibrant, fresh, homey, and cozy.
One of the best welcoming plants is a lucky bamboo, as they fill a room with not only good luck but harmony, happiness, and pace as well. As lucky bamboo grows into a myriad of patterns, displaying it in a home is like displaying a unique, living piece of artwork.
The bright green leaves of a peace lily are not only gorgeous, but enhance the air quality, making a home look and feel fresh, peaceful, rejuvenated, and zen. With lovely white blooms, peace lilies are also a sign of prosperity, good luck, and fortune.
Fluffy, fragrant, and full of symbolism, peonies are marvelous flowers that continue to increase in popularity. They are connected to love, joy, goodwill, wealth, good fortune, and happy marriage, making them ideal for welcoming a newly engaged or newly married couple to the neighborhood.
Nothing says “welcome” like a sunflower’s large, yellow, round face waiting to greet you. As it follows the sun, this bloom is bursting with mood-lifting abilities, adds a pop of sunshine to the home, and signifies peace, love, happiness, optimism, and longevity. It’s the ideal housewarming bloom.
Like orchids, the significance and symbolism behind stargazer lilies rely on the color of their bold, daring, and exquisite petals. Yellow lilies represent joy, while pink lilies are said to bring abundance and prosperity. A mixed bouquet of lilies is a brilliant welcoming gift for new neighbors.
Blooming in the springtime, daffodils are symbols of new beginnings, which makes them ideal cheerful flowers for someone moving into a new home. Their unique, quirky, and trumpet-like appearance symbolizes chivalry or being courteous and thoughtful like a good neighbor.
Receiving a beautiful bouquet of blooms or a refreshing green houseplant from Central Square Florist is a symbolic gesture in itself. While the act of greeting a new neighbor is meaningful, the language of flowers will speak volumes of your hospitality and friendship.