Flowers on March 8: to whom, what kind and how much?
The International Women's Day, in addition to its direct meaning, is also a symbol of spring and awakening of nature, so flowers are a traditional gift for women on March 8. However, every year there is the problem of choosing flowers: it is difficult to determine exactly what kind of plant would be the most appropriate for a particular lady.
In Uzhgorod, on the occasion of March 8, most people buy flowers from street vendors. This year, many traders are concentrated near the markets, particularly on Koryatovich square. Many sellers grow plants themselves throughout the year in greenhouses.
Florists say: tulips are the most popular among buyers. The market presents several dozen kinds of these incredibly beautiful and unusual plants of different colors and varieties. You can give tulips not only to loved ones but also to colleagues, sisters, girlfriends, mothers and grandmothers. The price for a stalk is on average 15 to 20 UAH.
Another good choice for March 8 is roses. Those are all-purpose flowers. You can give them to women you love, and to those whom you just respect and appreciate. Roses have long been a symbol of passion, femininity, emotion and love. Flower sellers argue: these flowers are not commonplace, but classic, which cost 25 to 70 hryvnia.
Among other plants, oneshould pay attention to the flower of French kings - iris, which costs 17 UAH. One the most expensive flowers is the orchid that looks especially noble - about 180 UAH.
Flowers in pots will also be a wonderful gift. Such present can bring joy to its owner for a long time. The most popular varieties are hyacinth, primrose, cyclamen, kalanchoe. Prices range from 20 to 40 hryvnia.
You can buy flowers in specialized kiosks, but the price of a stem there will be higher by an average of 5-10 hryvnia. However, experienced florists can create compositions harmoniously combining flowers, greenery and accessories, and advise which flowers would be fitting to a particular situation.
Sellers say: recently, baskets with a special sponge feeding stalks water have become very popular. Usually, such basket will last longer than a bouquet in a vase and will look fresh even several days later. The price ranges from 60 to 200 UAH depending on the size and materials used. Prices for bouquets range from 80 to 230 UAH. You can also order original flowers composition, but it will cost about 500 UAH.
According to an unwritten rule, the older a woman is, the brighter and more vivid colors of the flowers should be. Girls under twenty can be presented white, cream and pale pink flowers, 20 to 30 years old - red and bright pink and after 30 years, the colors may be even more rich: burgundy, purple. But these are only general recommendations that are not binding.
In addition to flowers, another option is a bunch of candy, the price of which, depending on the content, ranges from 100 to 300 UAH.
Uzhgorod.in congratulates its female readers and encourages Transcarpathians to be conscious when choosing flowers and do not buy early-flowering plants: snowdrops, saffrons, rock lilies and other species, because of the rapid reduction of their habitat and listing in the Red Book of Ukraine.