You never get a second chance to make a first impression so it’s always important to make a good one.

Whether you’re going on a first date, meeting the prospective in-laws for the first time or even trying to sell your house, there are basic rules of thumb that put people at ease and leave them with a warm feeling about you.

Making eye contact, although not too much, is considered to be a sign of honesty and interest in what a person has to say, whilst a smart appearance shows that you take pride and care in yourself.

However, when you want to make a great first impression it’s hard to underestimate the importance of flower power.

First date flowers

Presenting someone with a posy of fresh flowers on a first date is a great way to grab someone’s attention. They don’t have to be the biggest bouquet at the florists as long as they don’t come pre-wrapped from a petrol station forecourt with a ‘reduced price’ sticker still attached.

If you want to let them know that you’ve been looking forward to meeting them then a simple selection of flowers will leave your date with no doubt that you’ve been thinking of them.

Meeting the parents

Meeting your loved one’s immediate family can be a daunting thing to do. You want them to like you and to be assured that their daughter or son has made the right choice. Presenting your prospective mother-in-law with the perfect bouquet of flowers will let her know how important you think she is and instantly show her that you’re thoughtful and respectful.

Home is where the heart is

When it comes to selling a house, first impressions count. Flowers and plants let any prospective buyer know that you take pride in your home and they will instantly see, and smell, a beautiful space to live in.

A twisted stem bay tree at the front door makes a fantastic first impression that will be appreciated by lovers of both contemporary and traditional styles, while colourful vases of freshly cut flowers around the house will instantly make your viewers feel welcome and inject a sense of life and colour into your interior.

Lily Calyx

Lily Calyx is a flower expert at, a gardening enthusiast and creative mind behind this blog. Join me on floral adventures at Pollen Nation.

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