FEB 4, 2021
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to show the person you love how much you care. And, while you might use small gestures here and there throughout the rest of the year to tell them how you feel, Valentine’s Day is the one day you can go all out.
But if you’re clueless about bouquets, we’re here to help. These delightful and fragrant floral arrangements sure to put a smile on your Valentine’s face this year.
If you’re planning on sending flowers to a friend, try yellow roses, which symbolize friendship. For something a little more romantic, put together a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses, which express passionate love to your Valentine. For an extra touch, mix red with pink roses, which represent poetic love and admiration, according to ProFlowers.com.
When you’re looking for flowers to give your loved one, roses are probably the first to come to mind. But they aren’t the only flower that symbolizes love. Delicate, exotic, and gorgeous, the orchid is a plant that represents luxury, delicate beauty, and strength. Purple orchids are an elegant and universal flower that carry a lot of emotional weight and represent delicate beauty. There’s no better gift to show that special someone how much they mean to you.
Show your sweetheart how much you care with an arrangement of beautiful sunflowers. While they aren’t your typical romantic flowers, sunflowers are cheerful and uplifting. According to Teleflora.com, the wide, open faces of these yellow flowers symbolize the sun, happiness, adoration, and longevity, making an arrangement of these more romantic than you think. You can even get red sunflowers.
Looking to celebrate your Valentine in an extra special way this year? Stargazer lilies can be used to honor the ambition of your loved one. For a more elevated look, try pairing the lilies with roses to make them feel like royalty. Similarly, tiger lilies are extra romantic because they symbolize passion.
A brilliant bouquet of pink tulips is the perfect gift to give to your true love. While every color of tulip has a different meaning, pink ones are adorable and filled with care and affection. They are an adorable way to express your love for your special someone.
Also known as the first wedding anniversary flower, the carnation is a popular and fragrant flower often given at weddings and on Mother’s Day. But this gorgeous floral arrangement is for more than just your mom. Depending on the colors you choose, a bouquet of carnations can represent purity and good luck (white), admiration (light red), as well as deep love and admiration (dark red), according to Teleflora.com.
A symbol of devotion and friendship, the alstroemeria flower is a relative of the lily and possesses and subtle scent that your loved one will adore. Also known as the Peruvian lily, these beautiful flowers come in a wide variety of colors—including white, lavender, apricot, and yellow—and arrangements. Pair them with pink roses to express your love or order a bouquet of these gorgeous flowers all on their own.
If your Valentine is someone who is cheerful, bright, and always puts a smile on your face, return the favor with a bouquet of yellow and white daisies. Although it is one of the most common flowers and often seen as simple, the daisy is a flower that represents innocence, happiness, and friendship. Give one of these brilliant bouquets to your significant other or to a friend to brighten their day.
Better known as mums, the chrysanthemum flower is a symbol of optimism and joy. The white chrysanthemum, in particular, often represents perfection, which is the perfect compliment to give your Valentine. Complete with beautiful, thin petals, mums hold heavy sentiment, expressing the desire to share (red) and even representing that someone has a secret admirer (yellow). Choose your colors carefully and your loved one will be overwhelmed by the beauty of this flower arrangement on Valentine’s Day.
The chic and understated calla lily is a simple and modern choice for a bouquet—whether on Valentine’s Day or otherwise. With their unique and slender shape, they will catch the eye of any onlooker and and sophistication to any setting. Consider it the perfect compliment to pay to your beloved.
The anemone is a bright and peppy floral is not a traditional Valentine’s Day choice, but it’s certainly fresh. The plant is known to symbolize protection, and is a great way to subtly tell your loved one that you care. Peppy, delicate and unexpected, the subliminal messages will let them know that you think they are one of a kind.
Known as an upscale flower that dazzles, ranunculus are a luxurious choice for your special someone. The bright, eye-catching flower represents attractiveness and charm and is a perfect way to tell someone they’ve caught your attention. Ranunculus are perfect for the person who lights up a room, since these flowers do the same.
If your special someone is allergic to flowers, don’t fret. Silk flowers can be used as a replacement in almost any floral arrangement, allowing you to deliver all the beauty and sentiment of real flowers without any of the sneezing.