Summer is the time for traveling and visiting great friends and family. What could be a better way to thank your summer hosts for welcoming you into their home than sending them flowers? Flowers express gratitude and appreciation, and create instant happiness. Here are my top five favorite ways to say thank you this summer with flowers.

Bright and cheerful is always a great way to go. Vivid orange gerbera daisies, hot pink roses, blue hydrangea, green trick dianthus and yellow daisies are a perfect summer treat.

BrightFloralArrangement — Photo by Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts in Rogers, ArkansasSucculents are such an easy gift to take care of and can even be replanted in pots outside. Who doesn’t love a gift that does double duty?

Succulents— Photo by Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts in Rogers, Arkansas

Are your hosts more on the classic and clean side? Consider a stylish floral arrangement with white hydrangeas, silver brunnia, white roses and Queen Anne’s lace.

ClassicFloralArrangement — Photo by Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts in Rogers, Arkansas

If your hosts are garden lovers then this fragrant bouquet filled with garden roses, peonies and succulents will melt their heart.

GardenLovers — Photo by Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts in Rogers, Arkansas

This peachy arrangement breathes soft, sweet and lovely with a Victorian twist. The Tiffany roses, English tea roses, seeded eucalyptus and peach hypericum add great texture and dimension to this gorgeous bouquet.

Peach Floral Arrangement — Photo by Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts in Rogers, Arkansas

All you have to do is call your local florist and ask them to deliver the flowers to your host’s house with a thank-you note. You’ll be invited back again soon.