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Valentine's Day Flower Buying! Tips and Tricks xoxo

Valentine’s Day Flower Trends

1) Surprise Your Sweetheart at Work

There is nothing like the “wow” factor when flowers come through the office door. Make their Monday and start your Valentine’s week with flower power. \Be the first to send 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.”

2) Order Flowers Early

Place 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 they do not have to wait.

3) 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:

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.

3) Popular Valentine’s Day Colors

While red is a traditional Valentine’s Day color, other combinations also will wow your sweetheart. Here are popular colors and color combinations for this Valentine’s Day:

Purples,Oranges,Hot Pinks,Spring Pastels such as romantic, muted hues of smoky lavenders and dusty pinks,Purple-pink combos,Purple-red combos,Vintage whites and ivory, blush pink, grey and silver, Orange, yellows and reds are “too hot to handle”Lime greens, oranges, hot pinks with accents of dark eggplant blooms.Your sweetheart’s favorite color.

4) Valentine’s Day Floral Design Styles

Low centerpieces in square containers embellished with beaded wire.

Fresh flowers casually designed in simple glass vessel

Compact designs Pavé rose arrangements (short stems tightly grouped to form a flat, uniform surface of beautiful rose buds)

Natural and organic looks, floral arrangements displayed in geometric glass containers, such as cubes and cylinders.

Containers in exciting, funky color palettes, such as fuchsia, bright orange, Nile green, or peach. Small vases connected together to display single blossoms

Arrangements with braided foliages accents or lacey bear grass accents

Flower stems designed inside the clear glass vaseHandled baskets for plants

5) Want to do send something different?

Succulents, Orchids, Tropical flowers, such as birds of paradiseRed mini callas accented with red and black ostrich feathers. Spring blooming plants, Proteas, Sunflowers, Send your sweetheart’s pet some Valentine’s Day flowers

6) On a tight budget? There are lots of wonderful Valentine’s Day flower options for consumers on a budget:

Order early and ask about specials. Bundles such as adding chocolates or plush toys to your floral gift will give you more for your money.

7) Order Flowers from a Local Florist

Make sure you know where the flowers are coming from. There is a common assumption that flowers ordered online will arrive arranged in a vase. While many Internet companies put their orders though a local professional florist, some offer product “direct from the grower” and the flowers are boxed and must be processed (cut stems) and designed by the recipient.

If your expectation is give a gift of flowers that are professional designed and delivered to your sweetheart’s door or office, make sure you are ordering from a company that puts the orders through a professional florist.

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