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According to a recent poll – 20 women responded to questions about what they really wanted for Valentine’s Day, and all 20 agreed it wasn’t about the money spent. The majority wanted passion, romance, and “thought” put into it. Remember, it’s not the money – it’s the thought.

Aside from candies and chocolates, flowers are the usual thing exists during Valentines Day. And here are some facts about your chosen flowers.

ROSES – When giving cut flowers as Valentine gifts, we adhere to a time-honored formula that takes into account rose color meanings. The formula matches a flower’s color to its intended meaning as a gift. Valentine’s Day is primarily a lovers’ holiday, and red is traditionally reserved for lovers. Red enjoys an iconic status. It symbolically means romantic love, romance, beauty and perfection.


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Gerbera Daisies – The fifth most popular flower in the world, gerbera daisies can mean innocence, purity, and cheerfulness. These large daisy variations come in a number of vibrant colors, and sending them is the perfect way to brighten someone’s day.

Gerbera Daisies

Tulips – Although different tulip colors carry distinct meanings – yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts, white conveying forgiveness and purple representing royalty. It’s said that the tulip’s velvety black center represents a lover’s heart, darkened by the heat of passion. With the power to rival roses in their red variety and the sweet charm to express simple joy when yellow, it’s no wonder that in addition to all its other symbolism, in the language of flowers, a tulip bouquet represents elegance and grace.

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Alstroemeria – Resembling a miniature lily, alstroemeria, often called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to Spain in 1753. Today, this popular flower can be found in a range of colors – from white to golden yellow, orange to apricot, pink to red, lavender and purple. Symbolizing friendship and devotion, the alstroemeria’s leaves grow upside down, with the leaf twisting as it grows out from the stem, so that the bottom is facing upwards – much like the twists, turns and growth of our friendships.



Casa Blanca Lilies – Because of the strong cultural link between the white lily and the qualities of purity and modesty, this flower pops up in figurative descriptions (sometimes including negative or sarcastic ones) of people as pure and innocent. “Lily-white” is the most common phrase used to describe people in this way.

Casa Blanca Lilies

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Orchids – The most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength.


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Carnations – Today, carnations can be found in a wide range of colors, and while in general they express love, fascination and distinction, virtually every color carries a unique and rich association. White carnations suggest pure love and good luck, light red symbolizes admiration, while dark red represents deep love and affection. Purple carnations imply capriciousness, and pink carnations carry the greatest significance, beginning with the belief that they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears – making them the symbol of a mother’s undying love.

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Source: http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/810/meanings-of-10-valentines-day-flowers/





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