There’s nothing like saying it with flowers to make that special someone feel really loved and valued – but what is your bouquet really saying?
In Victorian times, suitors sending flowers were also sending a message – each flower symbolised something special, like devotion, unrequited love or even secret love.
Back in the 21st century, you can make your posy extra special this Valentine’s Day by picking out flowers from a florist like me that have a specific meaning or relevance for your loved one to create a bespoke arrangement.
You probably know that roses are far and away the most popular flowers to give on Valentine’s Day, and that’s because they’re a potent symbol of romantic love.
Combine that symbolism with the passion signified by the colour red, and you’ll find the reason that red roses remain such an enduring favourite at this time of year.
Tulips signify a declaration of love, so they could be the perfect flower to give a new partner or love interest.
Choose pretty reds and pinks for a bouquet that sends a clear message that you fancy the pants off them!
If it’s adoration and dedication that you want to show someone, sunflowers are the flowers to send – pick out a bright bouquet that’s bursting with colours to really set off the vibrant tones of sunflowers.
If you want to tell the object of your affections how attractive you find them, then an arrangement featuring carnations is the way forward, symbolising beauty.
Red carnations also symbolise love and admiration, while white carnations denote innocence and purity.
Just don’t give a yellow carnation, which is symbolic of disdain and rejection.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect bouquet for your loved one, you can drop in to see me at our shop in Birchwood, where my colleagues and I can help you send exactly the right message.