Roses are red, violets are blue…but which Valentine’s Day flowers should you choose? Picking the perfect flowers for Valentine’s Day can be a tricky task. While you could just go to your local grocery store and pick a random bouquet, this hardly has the same effect as a personally crafted bouquet from your local florist. After all, Valentine’s Day is about showing your significant other how much you care for them, and the flowers you choose will be just one way you express that.
If it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day and you’re still at a loss of what you should do, then read over our tips on picking the right Valentine’s Day flowers.
There are different kinds of roses
Roses are the quintessential Valentine’s Day flower, so naturally you’ll want to give your significant other some. However, while red roses are the most popular, there are also over a hundred other species to choose from. Pink, white, and even yellow, for example, are all possible options for your Valentine’s Day bouquet.
But don’t limit yourself to just roses
While roses are the Valentine’s Day flower, that doesn’t mean you’re limited to just roses. There are plenty of other beautiful flowers out there than can make up your bouquet such as tulips, daisies, and carnations, to name a few. Plus, by adding in other flowers, your Valentine’s Day bouquet will be unique and not just a carbon copy of the many rose bouquets that are given out on that day.
Match the bouquet to your significant other’s personality
The bouquet you give to your significant other should be unique to them, so make sure that the flowers you pick reflect who they are as a person. For example, are they a social butterfly? Then get some bright, cheery flowers. Are they shyer and more subdued? Then opt for something more elegant and refined. Putting a special touch to your bouquet will truly show your love and care for your significant other.
Think about the symbolism
Did you know that each flower has their own unique meaning? Asters, for example, represent love and wisdom, while daisies are associated with future prosperity. Understanding the meaning of different flowers will help you choose which ones you should include in your bouquet. Not sure where to start? Then read over our past blog post on flower symbolism here.
Beware of allergies
Does your significant other constantly sneeze throughout the spring and summertime? If so, then you should be careful which flowers you choose for their Valentine’s Day bouquet. Hydrangeas and geraniums are the best flowers for allergy sufferers, while chamomile, chrysanthemums, daisies, goldenrod, and sunflowers are the worst. In general, though, you’ll want to steer clear of flowers that give off a lot of pollen, as that will only trigger your significant other’s allergies.
Finally, make sure that they last
The last thing that you want happening is waking up on February 15th only to find that the beautiful bouquet you spent so much time and effort on is dead and wilted. Making sure that your flowers last is key, so trim off about one to two inches every few days to help your flowers absorb water. You should also prune the leaves as needed and mix in the packet of flower food that you received after buying your bouquet.
If you’re searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day bouquet, then look no further than Mills Florist. We have plenty of Valentine’s Day bouquets that are sure to put a smile on the face of your significant other. Give us a call today at 650-326-3443 to order your Valentine’s Day flowers today.