QG Floral + Landscape / Flowers by Mike

QG Floral + Landscape / Flowers by Mike

Posted by Carly Anechiarico on February 19, 2024 Uncategorized

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Perfect Blooms

Every March 8th, we come together to celebrate International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to highlighting women’s extraordinary journeys and their unwavering resilience to face challenges around the globe. It’s a moment for us to tip our hats to the trailblazing women who’ve paved paths for dreams to come true and the community that’s helped to mold, motivate, and inspire you. The day’s colorway of purple, green, and white represents justice, hope, and purity. Giving floral bouquets with these symbolic hues from QG Floral, the top florist in Manhattan, is a stylish expression of appreciation for the women and allies you admire. Find out which blooms are calling our name this IWD.


Roses are universally cherished, timeless, and effortlessly represent the many forms of love. On IWD, roses that bloom in white, purple, and green are the obvious choices. However, if you want to extend beyond the basics, dive into the language of roses to curate a message that screams empowerment. Dark pink roses, for instance, express admiration and gratitude, while soft yellow roses are emblems of friendship and joy. Trendy peach and orange roses are also perfect for sending messages on IWD.


Just as we’re about to bid adieu to winter, IWD gives us the best excuse to embrace those springtime feels — and nothing is more spring-like than tulips popping up all over town and all over your Instagram feed! Gifting tulips is an incredible way to celebrate the amazing achievements of our friends, family, and mentors as we look forward to the exciting journey ahead (after all, tulips are a symbol of new beginnings). With so many colors and types to choose from, you can design a bouquet that’s as vibrant and unique as the incredible women and allies in your life.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are the life of the party with their bright, bold petals and symbolism of optimism, cheer, and even purity. Since they reflect the pure intentions behind IWD and celebrate the outstanding impact of women and allies with sheer happiness, you cannot go wrong with these joyful blooms. It’s a warm sentiment wrapped in vibrant colors.


Peonies are the epitome of sophistication and strength, mirroring the fantastic, trailblazing women who lead and inspire change. With a relatively long vase life, peonies symbolize resilience, strength, and prosperity. We also love peonies for their round, fluffy petals, pastel colors, and the positive energy they represent — think luck, success, and happiness.


Orchids are the epitome of versatility, offering a stunning spectrum of shapes, colors, and symbolic meanings that allow you to convey your sentiment with a single, exquisitely elegant bloom that exudes luxury! While they boast a modern tropical vibe, orchids have a unique aesthetic that transcends boundaries and captures the hearts of a broad audience, including the remarkable women and allies honored on IWD. Whether you opt for a contemporary design or choose to express gratitude with finesse, orchids are an iconic choice.

Mimosa Flower

Mimosa flowers have been the go-to flower for honoring IWD since 1946. Italian feminists picked them for their quiet strength and sensitivity — a solid choice if we do say so ourselves! These blooms have a subtle yet undeniable elegance, like the warmth you get from daisies. Accents like wax flowers, goldenrod, alstroemeria, and gold aster can also help craft a stunningly flawless bouquet that emulates the joys of friendship and the power of sisterhood.

At QG Floral, we’re here to help turn your IWD into something truly special and visually stunning, all through the charm of springtime stems.

Flowers to Honor International Women's Day