If I'm not anything, I'm at least practical! I love receiving roses any time of the year — except on Valentine's Day. In my younger day's I worked in a florist and I know how the price of roses skyrockets during the month of February. Mr.P knows NOT to buy me cut flowers on this very special day of love. Now a potted plant or flowering dish garden, I LOVE. Not only are they beautifully sentimental — they will last longer than a few weeks, giving you enjoyment for months or even years to come. Therefore I say go beyond roses this year for Valentine's Day, and give a plant that will last, send a message, and are as unique and special as the recipient. The following are just a few examples of living bouquets that will express your love and true feelings — these can be ordered through FTD. Keep reading for the true meaning of flowers..........
Valentine’s Day was celebrated just as much — if not more — during the Victorian era when feelings were conveyed through the meanings and messages of flowers and plants. Today these meanings have been largely forgotten. What better time to reintroduce a bit of this romantic tradition to the one you love than on Valentine's Day? A live plant or miniature garden is a personalized gift that’s laced with meaning. Be sure to include a note card explaining what the plants and flowers represent along with your sentiment of love.
|Alyssum, sweet||Worth beyond beauty|
|Amaryllis||Pride, timidity, splendid beauty|
|Basil, sweet||Good wishes|
|Chamomile||Energy in adversity|
|Columbine (red)||Anxious and trembling|
|Honeysuckle||Generous and devoted affection|
|Hyacinth||Sport, game, play|
|Lilac (purple)||First emotions of love|
|Lily of the valley||Return of happiness|
|Periwinkle (blue)||Early friendship|
|Tulip (red)||Declaration of love|
|Tulip (variegated)||Beautiful eyes|
|Tulip (yellow)||Hopeless love|
|Zinnia||Thoughts of absent friends|
Once you have decided upon the Valentine’s Day plants or flowers you want to give, choose colors that properly convey the message you want to send.
- Red: Love
- Pink: Sweetness
- Yellow: Friendship
- Crimson: Respect
- White: Purity
- Orange: Eternal Life
- Purple: Modesty