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A low, clustered floral arrangement in all shades of pink symbolizes opening the heart and making others more receptive to you. Start and end the day counting your blessings, by placing this floral design of gratitude on a nightstand, dresser or in the kitchen.

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Flower Holidays, Occasions & Parties - Valentine's Day Flowers

The Society of American Florists (SAF) asked some of the country's top florists and floral designers to describe what's in style for flowers this Valentine's Day, from popular flowers and color combinations to trendy flower design styles and flower delivery advice. Here is a compilation of their Valentine's Day flower trends and ordering tips. Click the images to see a larger picture.

      Surprise Your Sweetheart at Work

      • Surprise your sweetheart at work with Valentine's Day flowers!There is nothing like the "wow" factor when flowers come through the office door.
      • Make her Monday and start her Valentine's week with flower power. She'll be the first to get flowers, and you'll be the hero.
      • Send flowers on Feb. 12 or 13 with a note: "I couldn't wait to say I Love You." She'll be the first to receive Valentine's Day flowers. Imagine the water cooler talk on that one!

      Order Flowers Early

      • Valentine's Day FlowersPlace your order early for Feb. 14 delivery. The earlier you order, the more options you have.
      • Placing your Valentine's Day floral order early can pay off. Some florists offer specials for ordering early.
      • If you place your order on Valentine's Day for same-day delivery, call your florist first thing in the morning to see if they still have delivery options available to help ensure your sweetheart gets flowers at work before her office closes. Or consider having them delivered a day or two before Valentine's Day so she doesn't have to wait.

      Popular Valentine's Day Flowers

      Red roses symbolize passionate love and are a favorite for Valentine's Day. Other beautiful Valentine's Day flowers to send this year: Valentine's Day flowers

      • Lilies
      • Tulips
      • Gerbera Daisies
      • Hydrangea
      • Orchids
      • Fragrant flowers such as gardenias, freesia and hyacinths
      • Callas
      • Succulents
      • Roses in a variety of colors. Ask your florist for some unusual varieties that can really make an impression; there are so many fabulous choices that will impress your Valentine with your creativity: orange roses are hotter than hot; peach roses; lavender roses; and pastel roses.
       
      Rose Trivia PDF Print E-mail
      Flower Holidays, Occasions & Parties - Valentine's Day Flowers

      Valentine's Day RosesFor centuries, roses have inspired love and brought beauty to those who have received them. In fact, the rose's rich heritage dates back thousands of years. The Society of American Florists compiled this list of interesting rose facts from a variety of sources:

      • People have been passionate about roses since the beginning of time. In fact, it is said that the floors of Cleopatra's palace were carpeted with delicate rose petals, and that the wise and knowing Confucius had a 600 book library specifically on how to care for roses.
      • Wherefore art thou rose? In the readings of Shakespeare, of course. He refers to roses more than 50 times throughout his writings.
      • 1,000 years old. That's the age the world's oldest living rose is thought to be. Today it continues to flourish on the wall of the Hildesheim Cathedral of Germany.
       

      Flower Meanings

      Sunflowers = Adoration

      Sunflowers

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