This guide serves to illustrate the variety of design styles of floral arrangements typically available from professional local florists. It will help you determine your personal style preferences, making it easy to communicate your tastes to your local florist. Keep in mind these are just a few of the endless possibilities florists can create for you. With access to hundreds of floral varieties and colors, florists can put together a truly personalized design to fit any need. Don’t limit your creativity!

Click the images below for more examples and flowers featured and visit our Photo Gallery for more.

This is just a guide — style, varieties, colors, size and price may vary depending on flower availability, preference, and budget.

Photos in this section are courtesy of the California Cut Flower Commission, The Colombia Flower Council, SmithersOASIS, and the Floral Design Institute.

Aboutflowers.com is hosted by the Society of American Florists, the U.S. floral industry trade association. Click below to find a local SAF member florist to send flowers, roses and gifts for delivery.