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The Meaning Behind Rose Numbers

Did you know that the amount of roses you send to your loved one means different things? The specific number you send holds great significance! Take a look at our quick guide we’ve put together to help you find the perfect amount of roses to send.

One Rose

One rose means love at first sight. If you’re looking for a way to show someone your feelings this Valentine’s Day use a single rose to hint at your affections.

Two Roses

Two roses stand for love and admiration. Old superstitions say that if the two roses are intertwined to form a single stem it can often be a sign of a of a future engagement or marriage.

Three Roses

Three roses stand for the three little words, “I love you.” Giving three roses is the perfect way for you to tell someone you love them for the first time! What a beautiful way to express your love.  

Six Roses

If you’re away from your loved one this Valentine’s Day send six roses! Six roses is used as a sign of infatuation and shows the desire to be with someone. Secret admirers most often choose to send six roses.

Twelve Roses

Sending twelve roses shows that you’re thinking of someone 12 months of the year. It shows your undivided attention and devoted love.

Fifteen Roses

Do you have a reason to apologize this Valentine’s Day? Fifteen roses mean deep apologies and remorse. Try seeking forgiveness in some of your broken relationships by sending fifteen roses.

Twenty-Four Roses

Sending two dozen roses to a loved one shows that you are thinking of them 24 hours a day. This is the perfect way to show your constant concern and devotion.

Hopefully now you can decide the exact amount of roses to send. You’ll really impress your loved one if you can tell them exactly what the number means!

 

Live Love Flowers

We are proud of our florists and we want you to share your creativity and passion with the world! With Valentine’s Day coming up we know that everyone in the flower business will be beyond busy. We would love to see some of your hard work.

That’s why we’d love to see you start showing-off and promoting your favorite flower arrangements on social media by using the hashtag #LiveLoveFlowers.

You can use this hashtag to find inspiration, generate new customers, and to see what other florists are doing around the world!

Then, on February 15th, Flower Shop Network will be selecting six of our favorite posts to share on our Bloomin’ Blog and our social media sites!

Have fun sharing your passion, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #LiveLoveFlowers. We can’t wait to see your amazing arrangements!

How to Participate

1. Take a picture of an arrangement you’ve created for Valentine’s Day.
2. Upload it to Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter and write your caption.
3. Add the hashtag #LiveLoveFlowers
4. Follow the hashtag to see what other florists are posting, too!

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4 Tips When Sending Him Flowers

Should you send him flowers for Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. What are you getting for the special man in your life? Why not flowers?

Traditionally, flowers were considered a gift for women, but times are changing. With such a variety of options available, you just have to find the right fit for your man. There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting flowers for men:

1. When selecting colors think vibrant and high-energy, or green and natural, instead of pastels and pinks.

2. When choosing a style, opt for an arrangement that looks a bit more edgy, like modern art, for the contemporary man. Is he a nature lover? Select a more natural and earthy arrangement. Find a style that suits his personality.

3. Does he have a hobby or special interest? Ask your florist about ways to incorporate that into the arrangement.

4. Still not sure your guy would enjoy flowers? Consider a plant. Something that can add a little nature to his work space. Let him know that having plants in the office is good for the air quality, and that you want to improve the quality of his life, because he improves the quality of yours.

If you carefully select an arrangement with him in mind, he will feel the same way you do when he sends you flowers – special and loved.

 

5 Reasons To Send Flowers February ’16

There are many holidays to celebrate each month, some of which are very…different. If you want to surprise a lover, family or friend, keep on reading. February is packed with reasons for you to send flowers!

1. Send A Card To A Friend Day – Feb. 7th
This day is perfect for getting in touch with long lost friends. Write a heartfelt message on a card and along with that message send a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Everyone likes the delicate aroma and sight of beautiful blooms. A single rose is perfect for this occasion, it is not about quantity but quality.

2. Madly In Love With Me Day  – Feb. 13th
In order to love others we must first learn to love ourselves. Treat yourself with chocolates and, why not, flowers! Colorful blooms are great stress relievers and boost our mood, making us feel happy and energized. Take it easy, relax, take this as an opportunity for getting to know yourself better. Loving yourself unconditionally is the key to true happiness.

3. Valentine’s Day/World Marriage Day – Feb. 14th
Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day and  World Marriage Day! It is a time to celebrate love and for all those married couples, a day to celebrate the beautiful bond that comes with marriage. Flowers and chocolates are today’s most popular gifts! Flowers in shades of pink or red are perfect for this occasion.

4. Do A Grouch A Favor – Feb. 16th
This is definitely a very unique holiday! Let’s be honest, we’ve all been in a position that puts us in a grouchy mood. What usually makes us feel better is other people’s attention, we like the reason for our grouchiness to be understood. If you know someone that is not looking too happy, send them flowers! Flowers are extremely therapeutic, specially bright and colorful blooms.

5. Floral Design Day – Feb. 28th
This is a great day to let your imagination loose! Maybe you missed Valentine’s Day and want to make it up to your lover, friend, relative. Head to your local florist and have them bring your imagination to life! Be creative or let the floral designer showcase his/her creativity!

Celebrate the “month of love” with all those who matter most! Visit our Bloomin’ Blog for ideas and tips to help with all your floral needs.

 

5 Reasons To Send Flowers For Valentine’s Day

As you begin to think of the many gifts you could purchase for your significant other this holiday season, don’t forget about the classic floral arrangement. Flowers make it easy to convey your feelings with one special gesture. Here are five reasons to send flowers this Valentine’s Day.

1. Tradition
Traditionally flowers are considered the most romantic and ideal Valentine’s gift. The tradition of sending flowers dates back to the 1700’s. Express your sentiment of love through the classic gift of flowers.  

2. Reflection Of Significant Other’s Beauty
Receiving flowers is one of the highest forms of flattery. Sending flowers will help you communicate the admiration and attraction you have for your loved one.

3. Romantic Gesture
When extravagant romantic gestures are performed by heroes in movies, flowers are always used to express great love. Be a hero this holiday season by giving flowers that will add romance to your special day.

4. Accessibility
If you’re away from your loved one this Valentine’s Day, flowers are the perfect way to show your thoughtfulness from a distance. Flowers can last for days or weeks, and are a constant reminder of your presence and love.

5. Uplifting
Flowers bring warmth and comfort into an environment. This holiday season, consider sending flowers to someone who might need emotional support. Flowers are shown to boost morale and bring positive feelings. Show your support to those in need through the uplifting gift of flowers.

Head to your local florist and find the perfect flowers to convey your feelings for your loved ones!

Valentine’s Day Flowers ’16

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to call your local florist and order your flowers! Don’t know what arrangement to get your loved one? Here are some ideas!

Friendly Florals
You can go classic and choose roses or carnations as arrangements for that special someone! Want something that will ‘wow’ your loved one? Consider a beautiful bouquet of garden roses or delicate peonies!

Desk Greens
Surprise someone special this year with a plant that can decorate a desk! Succulents are easy to care for and look beautiful too!

Simple Card Messages
Need writing help? Here are some sweet and simple card messages for Valentine’s Day!

For my dear friend, who is beautiful inside and out! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the most special person in my life!

 There aren’t enough flowers to express how much I love you, but these are the most beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Head to your local florist and get someone special a Valentine’s Day bouquet!

 

Flower Spotlight: Carnations

Today we will focus on January’s flower. You will learn about the origins of carnations, their meaning and other important facts about this beautiful bloom. Ready to fall in love with this flower? Keep on reading…

Origins & Symbolism

Dianthus Caryophyllus, better known as Carnation, has been cultivated for over 2,000 years in Europe and Asia. The name carnation derives from the words “coronation” or “corone” in reference to floral garlands used in ancient Greek ceremonial events. Greek botanist Theophrastus named the flower “Dianthus” meaning “flower of the gods.”

Carnation is the official Mother’s Day bloom. Anna Marie Jarvis, founder of this holiday, selected the flower in tribute to her own mother. They often symbolize fascination and distinction, but depending on the color of the bloom, it takes different meanings. Red means admiration and love, dark red shows deep love and affection, white equals purity and good luck, pink symbolizes gratitude and when striped they often signify refusal.

To Consider

There are over 300 species of carnations known to date, most of which bloom in full sunlight and well-drained soil. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), carnations can be toxic to cats and dogs. If at all possible, try to keep your four-legged friends away from this astonishing flower. If they accidentally ingest this bloom, contact your local veterinary facility.

Availability

Carnations can be found in almost every color of the rainbow! They are classified as edible flowers, for humans, and are a popular choice for decorating cakes and other pastries. Make sure, if you will be eating this or any other flower classified as edible, to use only organically grown blooms. This is to prevent pesticides or any other harmful products from entering your system. Not too sure about eating the petals of carnations? Add this delicate flower in combination with other blooms, or by itself, to a desired vase. Perfect for weddings, birthdays and other events. You will see that carnations create beautiful arrangements, centerpieces and other decorative pieces!

Head to your local florist and delight yourself or loved ones with the beauty of this bloom!

Wedding Trends: Colorful Wedding Bouquets

Want to make your bouquet that catches the eye? A colorful bouquet really stands out against the ivory color of a wedding dress or a neutral colored bridesmaid dress. Here are some colorful bouquet ideas for your upcoming special day!

Tangerine Beauties

Combine bright oranges and yellows for a poppin’ bouquet! Add small pieces of greens, like a beautiful succulent or dusty miller to complete your bouquet look.

Bright Greens

Green bouquets are growing in popularity and bright greens can really make your arrangement stand out! Add white roses or a touch of lilac throughout the arrangement to give it that ‘just picked’ garden look!

Pretty Pinks

Don’t hesitate to use different shades of a favorite color. Combine fuchsia, magenta, pink, and tangerine roses for a bouquet that will grab everyone’s attention. Add a couple of succulents for a rustic look!

Get creative with your florist for a unique wedding bouquet! For more great ideas, visit the Wedding and Party Network Blog!

Tangerine Beauties, Bright Greens, and Pretty Pinks photo accreditation to: weddingandpartynetwork.com

 

 

Card Messages January 2016

There’s nothing better than starting a year with kindness and love for others. Let’s make January a month to inspire and motivate, preparing for the year ahead! Below are messages to uplift spirits of loved ones!

Gratitude

Thank you for always being present in my life.

You are the light that shows me the way. For that, I’ll be forever grateful.

Get Well

Here’s a little ray of sunshine to make you feel better!

Nature is a fast healer, but since you can’t go out in the cold, I decided to bring nature to you! Get well soon!

Messages To Motivate and Inspire

Here’s to a wonderful 2016 with more laughter and great memories.

May these flowers bring positivity and happiness for a new year.

It is in giving that we find true happiness. Head to your local florist to accompany these messages with beautiful flowers!

2016 Color of the Year Flowers

Last month, Pantone announced the color of the year for 2016. For the first time, it was the blending of two shades: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Looking for flowers in the year’s colors? Here is a quick guide so you can head to your local florist for an arrangement in the new year shades.

Serenity and Rose Quartz

Both of these colors give the feeling of peace and gentleness. Perfect for an intimate spring wedding or for a “just because” arrangement for an old friend! This combination of colors  make a beautiful bouquet of blooms that will make a loved one smile!

Flowers in 2016 Colors

Here are some flowers you can mention to your florists that are close to this year’s colors:

  • Pale Pink Asiatic Lilies
  • Pink Spray Roses
  • Blue Delphinium
  • Misty Blue Limonium
  • Blue Lilac
  • Blue Hydrangea

Head to your local florist today and have them create a beautiful arrangement in Serenity and Rose Quartz!