Hint: It’s NOT the red rose!
Searching for THE perfect Valentine’s Day gift, most men assume that the red rose is the ONLY flower suitable for giving their sweetheart on the February 14 holiday.
Truth be told, florists sell a LOT of red roses for Valentine’s Day. Somehow the floral industry has to come up with enough red roses to satisfy the extreme demand. To that end, rose growers do all they can to push roses to bud at exactly the right time. Sometimes roses might be harvested too early or stored too long, in order to have enough roses available to ship to florists for February 14. The result is reduced red rose quality, along with higher wholesale and retail prices.
And what’s even crazier? Women don’t necessarily prefer red roses! We tell our male customers that most women would rather receive roses in one of the other gorgeous colors that are available, or that they prefer other flowers. Modern day ladies want something a bit more unique, fun or personal than the ordinary dozen red roses!
What other flowers? Try tulips, which are in season this time of year, and which evoke a welcomed breath of spring. Fragrant oriental lilies are a spectacular and lasting flower. The younger generation likes gerbera daisies, which come in a variety of vibrant hues.
What’s the best floral Valentine’s Day gift? If you prefer the traditional, we recommend a vase of one dozen roses in one of the fabulous non-red varieties we will be getting in for the holiday. Or, we recommend a beautiful vase of assorted varieties of flowers, mixing a rainbow of colors and blooms to dazzle your Valentine. We can blend some higher-priced flowers (like roses) with less-expensive ones, for a larger, fuller arrangement. By leaving the details of your arrangement to the expertise of our floral designers, we can pick from the choicest of the day’s blooms, to give you more value for your dollar.
Some folks complain about flowers as a gift because they do not last. But ask any woman, and you will discover that the memory of a floral gift lasts forever! So don’t be bashful guys…your sweetheart would love a gift of flowers on February 14. And we can work with any budget to make this Valentine’s Day one she will hold in her heart forever!