Ranunculus is one of nature most gorgeous flowers. There are over 400 species of Ranunculus . Their bright and vibrant petals come in different shapes and sizes. Ranunculus heads range from 3”-6” large. Their beautiful ruffle edged petals make this flower sought after by many brides to add Ranunculus to their bridal bouquet and centerpiece. The receiving of Ranunculus from your admirer means that you are young and radiant, attractive, and charming.
Pansies are a petite, delicate flowers the you will mostly find growing in flower beds. The pansy’ is well-loved for its charm and versatility that comes from its tri- color Petals of white, purple, and yellow. Originally a European flower, The name “pansy” is derived from the French word pensée, which means “thought”. Pansies have a meaning of remembrance, free thinking, and loving thoughts. In Victorian England, suitors would give pansies to their lovers, as a sign of a secret courtship. It would be given in a bouquet of greens, with flowers in the middle, as to not be detected. It would be a sign to their beloved, to not forget them and that their love was true. Read about natures Fibonacci’s Sequence here.
Maybe because I am a florist but I believe roses are the true expression of love and emotion.
Recently, I visited a grower’s open house to see new rose varieties. The majority of roses are grown in South America. The blooms and colors are awesome but the petal count and vase life are also improving. I try to stay up on the industry trends for my clients but especially for my brides. So many weddings include roses because of the meaning of love and romance but also the range of colors.
For centuries Valentine’s Day has been a time to celebrate love and show appreciation. You will hear women say they don’t care about Valentine’s Day, we find that this is a really just a cover up. They do care! Everyone wants to feel loved and appreciated. Just a single rose and a note will really go a long way.
I look forward to Valentine’s Day to help customers find the perfect expression of flowers!
Our most popular Flowers behind the rose is tulips, gerbera daisies, orchids, calla lilies and hydrangea. Here are the rose meanings to help you choose a good match for your Sweethearts.
Rose color meanings –
Red – Love, Beauty, Romance & Passion
White- Purity, Innocence, & Peace
Yellow- Joy, Cheer & Delight
Pink- Appreciation, Admiration, & Sweetness
Peach – Appreciation, Sincere Love & Gratitude
Orange-Coral: Desire, Fire, Excitement
Whether you find the act of giving a rose to a loved one a timelessly romantic act or just a cliché gesture, one thing is certain: the rose is a universal symbol for love and adoration. But roses aren’t the only symbolic flowers. In fact, each flower has its own secret meaning. Now, chances are you have no idea what message you are conveying when you give someone flowers. Depending on the type of flower or its color or how many stems you give, your gift offers more than just a pretty visual. While it’s not likely that the recipient will know anything about flower meanings either, knowing what the flowers mean can help you better communicate what is (or isn’t) in your heart. And hey, it’s always good to get the correct message across just in case the recipient is in fact fluent in flower symbolism.
If you want to tell someone that he or she beautiful, amaryllis or ranunculus will do the trick. Amaryllis symbolizes splendid beauty while ranunculus says you are attractive. Red carnations and chrysanthemums convey the idea of love while tulips are a declaration of love. Beware yellow chrysanthemums and carnations for they represent rejection, disdain, and slighted love.
Also, be wary of the yellow rose. The yellow rose represents great platonic love. To give a yellow rose is to say that you really care about a friend in a way that is not romantic. If you want to give roses to someone you do not have romantic feelings for, yellow roses won’t send those confusing mixed signals that might make for awkward situations. However giving yellow roses to someone you wish to court won’t convey those deeper feelings.
If you wish to present roses to someone you have deeper feelings for, the red rose is the best choice. It stands for love and admiration. Just be careful, a deep dark red can imply sorrow or regret. And the darker the red, the more black the rose becomes which translates to this relationship is over (talk about a huge misunderstanding, right?)
A single red rose says I love you while a dozen roses means be mine. If you really want to go for the gusto, 50 red roses means my love for you is limitless.
If your feelings for the recipient are not yet that strong, a pink rose will let her know that you like her. A single lavender rose means that she enchants you and a white rose means that your feelings are pure.
There are blue roses but they are not naturally made; they have to be dyed that color. Because blue roses are unattainable in nature, the message it gives is the same. Giving a blue rose to someone says, you are an unattainable dream or I want you but I cannot have you.
Valentine’s day will be here before you know it. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be sure to give your girl (or guy, let’s not exclude anyone) the perfect bouquet!