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Flowers for Valentine’s Day: Flowers that are Shaped Like Hearts

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you might be looking for the perfect floral gift to give your loved one, we thought we’d write about some pretty flowers that look like hearts. If you’re part of a couple, you may want to consider sending some of these flowers to show your love. If you’re not, it’s okay. You can send them to a son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, or other family member. Or, you can buy a little bunch of them and give yourself a heart-felt gift for the holiday. Continue reading [...]

Fleurt Flower Shop in Seattle

We were on a hunt for the top flower shops in Seattle and we found Fleurt, a shop that specializes in wedding and event flowers but crafts some amazing flowers for the home and office too. We thought we’d dedicate an entire post to Fleurt to tell you about all of the shop’s offerings and to give you a bit of background into the shop’s founder. Fleurt is definitely a florist we’ll be turning to when we’re visiting Seattle and need flowers for our hotel room, or when we want to give flowers to someone in the area. Continue reading [...]

Your Guide to Giving Flowers for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about giving flowers to someone might be wondering about how to go about the whole process. Unless you buy flowers close to where you live, and then give them to someone who is near you, it can be a bit of an ordeal to choose flowers and then make sure they get where they need to go. We’re here to give you a guide to picking and sending flowers for Valentine’s Day, so your giftee can receive your beautiful blooms without any issues. We don’t want anything standing in the way of you expressing your love to your beloved, or to your close friend or family member. Continue reading [...]

Rose Trivia

In honor of Valentine’s Day, and because there will likely be many roses sent and received for this special holiday, we thought we’d give you a bit of rose trivia to celebrate. Roses are universal symbols of love. Most everyone knows that roses represent adoration, desire, friendship, and other forms of love that one person can have for another. But, roses offer more meanings and they come with some interesting stories. The following are some pieces of rose trivia we thought you’d like to know about. Continue reading [...]

how to choose valentine’s day flowers

Do you know you want to give someone flowers for Valentine’s Day, but don’t know which blooms you want to send? There’s a world of gorgeous flowers waiting for sending, and receiving, this Valentine’s Day so dive in and explore all of the amazing options. The right flowers for you to give for Valentine’s Day will depend on what message you want to give to your special someone for the holiday, and what you think your intended would love. You can send flowers that signify deep and forever adoration, or you can give blooms that offer casual or familiar kind of love. There are surely flowers out there that anyone, whether they’re your lover or close friend, will appreciate this Valentine’s Day. Continue reading [...]

Single Blooms to give for valentine’s day

Instead of a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day, consider giving just one dramatic bloom. Sometimes, simple is best when it comes to showing your love for another. You can offer your purest desire or adoration for a beloved, or a special person in your life, with a single beautiful token of affection and enjoy a good probability that your gift will be well accepted. The following flowers look stunning when given in solo form, so consider these. You can offer these blossom on their own, tied with a ribbon around the stem, or wrapped in pretty paper. Continue reading [...]

Blooming Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

  African Violets African Violets are a popular blooming plant, probably because of their lovely little purple and pink flowers as well as their fuzzy heart-shaped leaves. Some varieties of African violet have light green foliage, and others offer a view of red-violet leaves and stems. You’ll find many African violet plants with serrated leaves and some with smooth ones. All of these flowers are easy to care for and they can last for a long time with adequate sunlight. Azaleas Lying Continue reading [...]

Popular Flower Arrangements for Valentine’s Day

If you’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day, and wondering what the perfect flowers would be to give to someone, consider the following blooms. These flowers and bouquets make lovely gifts for a loved one, whether your intended is a partner, friend, or family member. Continue reading [...]

Flowers to Give When You’re Dating

Dating provides endless opportunities to give flowers. Throughout the course of a relationship, you can offer flowers for a first meeting, an anniversary, a birthday, and dozens of other occasions. Continue reading [...]

3 Badass Flowers for When You Buy Your Own Bouquet

We could sit around waiting for someone to bring us flowers. Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to hope for a few blooms wrapped in tissue paper with a card full of hearts and sentiment. It makes us feel loved, or at least, it might obligate someone who loves us to bring home some blooms on this day meant for lovers. While it's a blessing to have people to love in life, it is a true gift, one that comes with years of practice, to develop a love for oneself. The only person who will ever truly know all the good, all the bad and never, ever leave us- is us. Perhaps this Valentine's Day you could practice a little self love and bring home a really kickass bouquet with one of these awesome flowers that only you would appreciate. Continue reading [...]

Why Waxflower Works for Wooing

The Victorian language of flowers began in the stately courts of the Turkish sultans as a secret language for lovers to send clandestine messages to each other. As it found its way to Europe, the "secret codes" of flowers could be sent across a crowed room when worn in a corsage, pinned to the hair or present as a posey. Books were written to help decode the ever more complicated messages new flowers symbolized and they were imported from far off places. Few debuted with as much meaning as the Chamalauceum uncinatum, the waxflower, from Australia. Said to be "the" flower of romance, the abbreviated message this flower conveys is a new inner wisdom, and chance for renewal and an openness to love and joy. What better way to woo a world-weary lover than with a promise of good things to come. Continue reading [...]

A Brief (Bloody) History of Valentine’s Day

While many may be tempted to call Valentine's Day a Hallmark holiday, the origins of this day set aside for lovers has a history that dates far back into antiquity. While February 14th is set aside nowadays for flowers, candy and cards with little hearts drawn on them, the first celebrants of this holiday used the bloody hides of sacrificed goats and dogs to flog their paramour. Sounds sexy, right? Continue reading [...]

3 Alternative Flowers for a Nontraditional Valentine

If your valentine is anything but ordinary, why stick with the traditional bouquet of roses and baby's breath this Valentine's Day. Love comes in many shapes, sizes, sexes and situations. Thankfully, so do flowers. While red roses may be the standard way to say "I love you" on February 14th, evolution and careful cross breeding have brought us a wide array of blooms to express both budding love and more mature ardor. We can't always choose who we fall in love with, but we can certainly choose a flower that reflects how special and unique our love may be. Go boldly to the florist this Valentine's Day and walk out with one of these wonderful stems. Continue reading [...]

Celebrate Singlehood this Valentine’s Day with Sweetheart Roses

Valentine's Day conjures up all sorts of emotions in the life of a single person. From dredging up memories of crepe paper shoeboxes in the classroom to reflections on the last relationship gone wrong, it's hard to look forward to a holiday hell-bent on canned sentiment and the rather public pronouncement of your status as single. While reflecting on what is wrong with a holiday dedicated to lovers can leave one bitter, it's also an opportunity to celebrate what is so right about singledom. The best flowers to do this with are sweetheart roses. Small but mighty, these sprays of gorgeous rosebuds will help you count your blessings for being with the one person who knows you best and loves you for who you truly are- you. Continue reading [...]

Stock Up on Flowering Stock for Spouse’s Day

Mother's get a day. Father's get a day. Why not a day just to appreciate your partner for the long term loving and support they bring to your life? January 26th is just such an occasion. Sure, some may say, there's Valentine's Day, a day already dedicated to lovers and romance. Isn't that enough? Spouse's Day allows us to look at the person we're growing old with, however, and not pine for the passion that came along with the start of our relationship, but to admire it for the steadfastness and loyalty it has offered us throughout the years. While red roses may be the V-day favorite, celebrate spouse's day with flowering stock. Not only are they more economical (a quality a spouse can appreciate) but they smell amazing, look fabulous and will stick around a lot longer. The bloom might be off the rose of your relationship, but a good spouse is worth their weight in gold. Bring them home some flowers that will cost just a fraction of that. Continue reading [...]

How to Make a Woman Fall in Love in 3 Flowers or Less

Waxing poetic may have worked to win a woman's heart in times of yore, but these days words are a dime a dozen (and a dime doesn't go very far these days either). Showering a lady with words and gifts is more of a red flag than a sign of affection these days, so wooing a fair maiden in the modern age takes a certain finesse and attention to detail. In a time of super-sized everything, these strikingly simple stems are the quickest way to a woman's heart. Continue reading [...]

The Right Same Day Flowers

Needing same day flowers happens to all of us. We suddenly remember that it is a dear friend's birthday, Father's Day, or, God forbid, your anniversary! Fear not, a same day flower bouquet does not mean that you will have to pick through a sad collection of limp gas station flowers. There are many beautiful options for same day flowers through reputable flower companies, and often for a minimal extra fee as low as $1.99. Continue reading [...]

All About Stargazer Lilies

Lilies are a beautiful and versatile, and a perfect flower to give for so many different occasions. Calla lilies, Lily of the Valley, and the Casa Blanca lily, are just a few examples of the dozens of lily varieties that make beautiful bouquet additions. The Stargazer lily is a beautiful lily that has become wildly popular as additions to floral arrangements, or even as the main attraction. Continue reading [...]

The Right Summer Flowers: Mokara and Dendrobium Orchids

The great thing about summer flowers is that, because they are in season, you can often snag them up for a bargain! One fantastic bargain to grab are orchids, specifically, mokara and dendrobium orchids. Unlike their planted counterparts, mokara and dendrobium orchids are spectacular for a perfect summertime bouquet. Continue reading [...]

The Right Romantic Flowers

When deciding upon romantic flowers for your loved one it can be easy to fall back on red roses. Sometimes, though, red roses can get old, especially if you've given them to that special someone before. Romantic flowers come in a variety of sizes, types and colors and the true art of choosing a romantic flower arrangement comes with how the flowers are arranged. Romance in flowers can be found in flower petals that are delicate, like tissue paper, accentuation with whimsical spray flowers, and the incorporation of beautiful colors. Continue reading [...]

Same-Day Flower Delivery for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentines Day, do you need same-day flower delivery? If you are empty-handed on the big day, here are a few delivery services who may be able to help you out with same day flower delivery! Continue reading [...]

Valentines Day Ideas for Him: 2012’s Hottest Ideas

Some find that men are much harder to shop for than women. Whether you are looking for last minute Valentines Day ideas for him, or planning in advance, we have the best picks for you! Continue reading [...]

Our Favorite Valentines Day Fabric Flowers DIY Tutorials

Valentines Day is fast upon us and many creative crafters are looking for fabric flower DIY options to show the special someone in their life that they put a lot into their gift. We have rounded up 5 of our favorite tutorials to share with you. Continue reading [...]

Edible Arrangements and Bouquets for Valentines Day

While flowers are always a fun and classic way to show appreciation to that special someone on Valentines Day, edible arrangements and bouquets are a unique way to surprise your love with the unexpected. Continue reading [...]

Inexpensive DIY Valentines Gifts

Looking for some inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day gifts? You don’t need to spend a fortune to express your love! Take your cues from some of these fun and creative craft ideas to create a wonderful Valentine’s Day for the special someone in your life! Continue reading [...]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Did February fly by before you knew it? Suddenly it is the day before (or the day of - eek!) Valentine's Day and you have nary a token of love for your beloved. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks to help you out of this little pickle. Continue reading [...]

Why Do We Send Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Why do we send Valentine flowers? For how long has a Valentine bouquet been an accepted - some may say expected - way to declare the love we have for the special person in our lives? Do Valentine flower displays mean something? Read on to find out... Continue reading [...]

Valentine’s Day – Without Roses

Roses are the traditional Valentine's flowers. There are, though, many other flowers you can choose for your Valentine flower bouquet, equally capable of expressing profound meaning. What is the meaning of flowers? Read this article for some romantic non-rose flower symbolism. Continue reading [...]

Valentine’s Day Roses

With Valentine's Day drawing near it's time for us to start thinking about what Valentine flowers we'll be giving to the loved ones in our lives. Roses are always a sure-fire hit - romantic and delightful. But what is the meaning of the color of flowers? Read on to make sure you're sending the right message when you give or send flowers. Continue reading [...]