It’s February 14th Flower Lovers! Have a wonderful day filled with love and of course, flowers.
Calyx Flowers decided to make it simple for the men this Valentine’s Day. We put together a short list of fantastic flowers they could send to their special someone for this year’s Valentine’s Day holiday. So read through our list and get busy ordering! Don’t wait until the last minute…again.
Tried and true, this flower is the ultimate symbol of love to send on February 14th. Today there are hundreds of rose cultivars. With names like “Ingrid Bergman,” “Hot Princess,” “Engagement”, “Blush” and “Vogue,” we are reminded of what the image of the rose evokes—feelings of romance, passion, enchantment and fascination. You cannot go wrong making a loving statement with roses. (shown: center)
2) Dutch Tulips
The tulip itself means “perfect love” and it’s the second favorite flower variety after roses given for the Valentine’s Day occasion. During the 17th century in Holland, the popularity of tulips resulted in “Tulipomania” and bulbs were incredibly expensive and the subject of financial speculation. In the Victorian language of flowers, red tulips are a declaration of love. (shown: top right)
These long-lasting beauties with their star-like blooms are a spellbinding and unusual Valentine gift. Orchids have long been highly sought after, probably for the unusual beauty of their design. Orchid hunters in the nineteenth century collected them by the ton, and chopped down as many as four thousand trees at one time for the Orchids growing on them. (shown: bottom left)
4) Gerbera Daisies
A vibrant Valentine this perky flower will make. Not only are they cheerful, Gerbera daisies have become very popular in recent years as women love how easy they are to arrange. It won’t be a question of “he loves me, he loves me not” when you give the gift of Gerbera daisies she will absolutely know you’re saying, “Be Mine.” (shown: bottom right)
5) Calla Lilies
With its straight-stem and glossy green leaves, the flower itself could remind us in a way of Cupid’s arrow. The word “Calla” comes from the Greek word for “beautiful” which makes it very Valentine appropriate. Native to South Africa, calla lilies make for an exotic and different type of bouquet than most women expect to receive but one she’ll surely admire (and so will her co-workers if you send it to the office). It’s a great choice if you’re daring to be different. (shown: top left)
See more great Valentine flowers like these by visiting CalyxFlowers.com. We have a fabulous Valentine gift gallery with tons of bouquets and plants for men to choose from. But if you’re still feeling stuck, never fear the Calyx Concierge is only a phone call way. Call 1-800-800-7788 and let us know you need help selecting the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. We would be more than happy to assist you.
When everyone at Calyx Flowers was in planning mode for Valentine’s Day 2013, we thought this would be the year where we offer roses in all colors and sizes. After all not every girl, woman or even guy is wanting your typical bouquet of red roses. Now don’t get us wrong. We absolutely adore red roses and have lots of options highlighting the different varieties of red that scream “I love you!” However we wanted a collection of bouquets so encompassing that our flower lovers would take notice.
“When you’re designing with roses, it doesn’t take much to create an incredibly beautiful bouquet. What does take a lot is how to give the roses a platform to be dramatic and stand out”, says Calyx designer, Brittany Streufert. In addition to creating the bouquets that grace CalyxFlowers.com and our catalog, the flower expert searches high and low for luxurious vessels and amazing vases that work with the different floral components she selects.
“Valentine’s Day is a day when you want to make your love stand out. You want the recipient to say, ‘This is the most unbelievable bouquet I have ever received.’ With our Valentine’s Day 2013 collection of roses I think we have the right product selection to touch the hearts of many.”
We would love to hear from you and your thoughts on our Valentine’s Day bouquets.
Hanukkah and Christmas are now behind us. Thanks for reading and commenting on my recent posts about holiday flowers, crafts and decorating. I hope everyone enjoyed the very best and most relaxing holiday season.
At Calyx Flowers we’ve assembled a nice collection of New Year’s flowers, plants, preserved floral arrangements and table centerpieces that make festive New Year’s party decorations.
The next really big floral occasion is Valentine’s Day. Over 180 million stems of roses will be cut and shipped for Valentine’s Day delivery. Valentine’s Day ranks as the number one holiday in the floral industry, capturing 35% of all holiday transactions. Valentine’s Day is also the number one holiday for your local florist, according to the Society of American Florists. The US market for flowers and plants was $19.5 billion in 2004, according to the US Department of Commerce.
As Valentine’s Day gift ideas, Calyx Flowers will offer designer bouquets with an emphasis on red rose bouquets, including the lavish 100 Roses Bouquet — over eight dozen red roses delivered in a magnificent Wine Chiller and accompanied by gourmet chocolate truffles!