Floral Arrangement: Learning to Express Yourself with Flowers

Flowers are much more than mere decoration. They are a timeless means of expressing our deepest feelings. At Florilège Jardinerie Urbaine, we understand the importance of these expressions.

The historical importance of the floral arrangement

Floral arrangements have held a special place in human history, transcending mere aesthetics. Throughout centuries, these intricate compositions of personalized flowers have played multifaceted roles in various cultures and societies.

In ancient Egypt, floral arrangements adorned temples and tombs, symbolizing life’s fragility and the eternal cycle of rebirth. The Greeks, known for their appreciation of beauty, used floral arrangements to decorate banquet tables and honor their gods. Similarly, the Romans incorporated flowers into their celebrations and religious rituals, recognizing their power to convey emotions.

During the Victorian era, the language of flowers, or “floriography,” reached its zenith. Personalized flowers were carefully selected and arranged to convey intricate messages. Each bloom held its own significance, and the combination of flowers in a floral arrangement could convey a heartfelt message that words often couldn’t.

Today, the historical importance of floral arrangements endures. At Florilège Jardinerie Urbaine, we continue this rich tradition by offering personalized flowers and expert guidance in the art of floral arrangement

Even if you are not interested in making your own floral arrangement, you can read on to learn about the unique expressions of emotion and beauty, carrying the legacy of centuries of floral art. This way you will be able to make a better choice and buy us the perfect bouquet according to what you want to communicate.

Choosing the Right Flowers

  1. Roses for love: An undeniable classic, symbolizing burning passion.
  2. Lilies for purity: The lily, in its immaculate whiteness, represents innocence and purity.
  3. Sunflowers for adoration: These solar flowers signify adoration and affection.
  4. Colors: Color can also add meaning to your floral arrangement.
  • Red for passion.
  • Yellow for friendship.
  • White for innocence.

Techniques for a perfect floral arrangement


1. Basic tools: Every artist needs their tools. We offer a variety to start in floral arrangements.

2. First steps: 

  • Choose a suitable vase.
  • Think about the height and shape of your arrangement.
  • Select main flowers and complementary flowers.

3. Tips for longevity: To make your floral arrangement last as long as possible.

Expressing Emotions Through Floral Arrangements

  • Joy & Celebration: Bright flowers to uplift spirits.
  • Condolences & Sympathy: Flowers that offer comfort and understanding.
  • Romantic gestures: Express your love without uttering a word.
  • Apologies: To show your regret and desire for reconciliation.
  • Personalized Arrangements: At Florilège, we understand that each project is unique. That’s why we offer personalized flowers and bouquet workshops to meet all your needs. 

The Impact of Seasonality on Floral Arrangements

Understanding the influence of seasonality is crucial when crafting the perfect floral arrangement. Mother Nature, with her ever-changing palette, offers a vast array of blooms throughout the year, each season imparting its unique charm and character to the world of floral design.

  • Spring: bursts forth with an abundance of vibrant, youthful blossoms. Tulips, daffodils, and cherry blossoms herald the season, bringing a sense of renewal and hope. These delicate flowers, often arranged in light and airy compositions, symbolize freshness and new beginnings.
  • Summer: introduces us to a profusion of colors and fragrances. Peonies, roses, and sunflowers take center stage, offering a cornucopia of choices for floral arrangements. With their bold and vibrant hues, these flowers embody the vivacity and warmth of the season, making them ideal for weddings and joyful occasions.
  • Autumn: a season of transition, embraces a more subdued and earthy palette. Dahlias, chrysanthemums, and marigolds reflect the changing landscape with their rich reds, oranges, and deep yellows. Creating an autumn-themed floral arrangement involves capturing the essence of harvest, gratitude, and the cozy ambiance of fall.
  • Winter: with its serene and frosty elegance, encourages the use of evergreens, holly, and poinsettias in floral arrangements. These elements evoke a sense of calm and reflection, making them perfect for holiday decorations and winter weddings.

At Florilège Jardinerie Urbaine, we embrace the beauty of each season and incorporate seasonal blooms into our floral arrangement. You can learn more in our workshops in the boutique or book to learn together with your friends in a private workshop. Whether it’s the delicate pastels of spring or the warm tones of fall, our experts know how to harness the magic of seasonality and local flowers to create stunning, meaningful displays that resonate with the essence of the moment. 


Exploring the world of floral arrangements is an adventure in itself. Let yourself be transported by the magic of flowers and discover how they can convey your emotions in the most natural way. 

Want to create your own masterpiece with flowers? Join us for a workshop where you’ll learn the art of flower arranging and how to make personalized flower bouquets. Express yourself through flowers with us! Sign up now.

Our workshops take place at the boutique. However,  you can contact us to organize a private workshop for a bachelorette, team building, or other event at the location of your choice. 

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