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Valentine’s Day Flower Meanings

Flowers are not only beautiful, they also have a lot to say. With Valentine’s Day coming up fast, we are here to let you know the message you’re sending along with that gorgeous arrangement. And knowledge of meaning is no less important on the receiving end. After all, what good is a floral message if the recipient doesn’t understand it?

Three's a Charm100 Percent Lovable

So in the interest of clarifying the communication of love, here are the most common Valentine’s Day flowers and their meanings! [Read more…]

Want The Perfect Valentine Gift?

Valentine’s Day is your big chance to show her how you really feel. And nothing can express that better than flowers!

Valentine's Day Roses - Send flowers from a real local florist!"Because I Love You" Valentine's Day FlowersValentine's Day

Watch this video for some absolutely stunning flower arrangements that your local florist can create just for your special someone.


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Valentine’s Day: It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Love!

Valentine’s Day may be more than a month away, but that’s all the more reason to start planning your big day immediately! When it comes to love, you can never prepare too early. After all, “He who hesitates is lost.” By getting an early start, you’re guaranteed to have everything you need to make your significant other’s day magnificent!

Perfect Love BouquetBecause I Love You Pink and White Dreams

Finding Fresh Ideas

A successful Valentine’s Day requires thought and effort. You want to impress the one you love, and any attempt to thrill your sweetheart should start with a trip to your local florist! A florist provides unique ideas and creative floral designs, the very things needed to leave your lover breathless. The local florist specializes in creative design. It’s not enough to give the same arrangement everyone else is receiving, you want to give them something that illustrates exactly how you feel.

Talk with your local florist, discuss your ideas and let them help you shape them into something wonderful!

 

Care Tips For Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

So your sweetie just sent you the most magnificent Valentine’s Day flower arrangement; you obviously want to keep it around as long as possible, right? You’re in luck! These fresh flower care tips will help you extend the life of your Valentine’s Day flowers!

Valentine's Day RosesKeeping Valentine’s Day Flowers Fresh

First things first, if your flowers came in plastic, remove this as soon as possible.

Deciding on a location

  • Place fresh flowers in a location away from drafts and extreme temperatures.
  • Do not place flowers in a windowsill or other location in full sun.
  • Avoid places where flowers can contact ethylene gas, which is emitted from cigarettes and fruit

Make The Last Longer

  • Keep flowers in a cool location.
  • Keep your vase filled with water, even if it uses floral foam.
  • Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements.
  • Change your water when it starts getting cloudy.
  • When changing water, cut flower stems ends at a 45° angle to help them re-absorb fresh water.
  • If your florist sent floral preservative packets, use them when changing water by following the instructions.

Perhaps you’re needing tips for houseplant care?

The most important part of caring for Valentine’s Day flowers is loving them and remembering the reason you received them: out of love.

Florist Friday Recap 2/2 – 2/8: Love Is In The Air

Love is in the air, can you feel it?? With the Day of Love almost upon us, it’s no wonder the majority of our photo recap this week features so many beautiful Valentine’s Day designs from florists all across the nation. But it’s not here yet, so if you haven’t ordered flowers for your sweetie, there’s still time! So check out today’s photos for a boost of inspiration, then call your local florist and order yours today!

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine's Day flowers by Botanical Designs, Baytown TX

Valentine’s Day flowers by Botanical Designs, Baytown TX

“You are the fairest of all”

This fairy-tale flower design uses two striking red flowers, roses and anthurium.

Mixed bouquet for Valentine's by Trigs Floral & Home, Minocqua WI

Mixed bouquet for Valentine’s by Trigs Floral & Home, Minocqua WI

“One of our Valentine specials”

Lots of beautiful flowers featured in this design: Gerberas, roses, statice, tulips, callas, protea, hypericum berries, and so much more!

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Going Beyond Red This Valentine’s Day

When you think Valentine’s Day flowers, most people instantly imagine a bouquet of a dozen red roses. Why? Roses have been the traditional romantic gift for generations, but these days more and more people are craving something more personal. This Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking for something unique to send to your sweetie, why not choose flowers specifically chosen just for her? Not only will she be blown away by your sweetness, she’ll love that you remembered her favorite color. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Purple Valentine’s Day Flowers

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Purple has been said to evoke feelings of spirituality and luxury; it encourages creativity, uplifts, and calms the mind/nerves.

Orange Valentine’s Day Flowers [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day is So Close! Be 100% Loveable!

Send Valentine's Day flowers from your local florist!

If you’re reading this and have not decided on a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie — what are you waiting for? Flowers are the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift, and have been for generations. Trust me, you don’t want your lady to be the only one at the office without flowers.

Why wait when you can be ahead of the game? Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Use Flower Shop Network’s handy local florist finder to find a florist in your city. (FSN verifies all florists in our directory are real local florists.)

Be aware, it’s important to go directly to a local florist when sending flowers. There are third parties out there that pose as florists on the internet, will take your order, and then pass it along to a real florist to fill at a lower rate. By going directly to a trusted, local florist, you will get the best bang for your buck. Check out this article for more information: Local Florist Urges Local Shopping This Valentine’s Day.

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How Local Florists Made Valentines Day A Success

Valentines Day is truly one of the biggest holidays of the year for florists, and this year’s has come and gone with great success. We are so proud to see more people turning to their real local florist when they need flowers, and even more proud of how well these florists were able to take care of their customers with good service and quality products.

On the day after Valentines Day, we asked florists to share their favorite memories of the holiday and were answered with overwhelming response. As you are reading these, consider how much these florists care for each and every customer.

All Flowers & Charm, New Hamburg, ON

My favourite customer of the day happened to be one of my last. 2 little boys about 12 and 9 came in and dumped a bunch of change on my counter, and asked “What can we get for this for our step mom?” I made sure they left with a lovely bunch of flowers that had her favourite colour in it and enough left over for a chocolate bar each. Its amazing how far 1 .79 goes!

The Flower Shoppe, Alexandria, PA

Best part of Valentine’s Day today was delivering an arrangement to a daughter from her Dad. Her Dad passed away two days ago. It brought tears to her and our eyes.

The Enchanted Florist Asheville, Asheville NC

Enchanted Valentines

From recipient of flowers to florist: “My husband Troy Dill was your mailman for a long time and was killed back in July. He used you to make all our flower arrangements. Thank you Emily for creating the flower arrangements that he would have picked out for his 3 girls this morning. You were a blessing to wake up to!

Glendale Flowers & Gifts, Glendale AZ

We made a small, hand-tied bouquet of 4 roses and some babies breath, cut short and taped tightly for our landscaper… This is the 2nd year we had to make his wife’s roses in this fashion, for they now grace her crypt at the mausoleum. Previously, she got a standard dozen, but the little cup on the wall only holds a tiny handful of flowers. As I carefully made the flowers look as pretty as possible, given the circumstances, the man stood before me sobbing genuine tears of loss. How lucky was he to have loved someone this much? How lucky was I to get to make his love gift?

True Colors Floral Artistry, Springfield Illinois

True Colors Floral Artistry, Springfield Illinois

Jane Lindley got flowers from her daughter and granddaughter at work today… She is one of my designers… Boy was she surprised! Flowers from FSN florist!

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4 Great Tips For Last Minute Valentines Day Flowers

WOW! Valentines Day may have sneaked up on us fast, but don’t fret. There’s still time to send flowers and spark some romance!

While ordering early is ALWAYS best when ordering flowers during such a busy holiday, it’s not always convenient. Now that it’s getting closer, we want to make it EASY for you to get your flowers ordered and keep your sweetie happy!

"Floral Attraction" Bouquet for Valentines DaySimply follow these easy steps and you’ll be all set for Valentines Day!

1. Be Ready With A Great Card Message

Valentines Day card messages should be from the heart. Sometimes when we’re put on the spot, it’s so much harder to think of just the right words. Think of how your sweetie has impacted your life and just what she means to you. If you need help, check out this list of Valentines Day Card Messages.

2. Choose The Right Arrangement

There are so many options out there for Valentines Day arrangements. However, as it gets closer to the big day, options grow more and more limited. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! There are only two things you need to consider when choosing flowers: (1) her favorite color, (2) her favorite flowers. If you don’t know these, go for something classy, like roses. Check out these recent posts for even more ideas:

You can also browse our Shop Flowers section for more great Valentines Day arrangement ideas. (Choosing an arrangement from Shop Flowers will connect you to a local florist in your area to take care of your order. We believe in local business and do not take orders away from real local flower shops.)
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Local Florist Warns Of Valentines Day Scams

Valentines Day Flowers

Spotted one of our great members on the local news warning of the threat of gatherer scams and had to share. (Video Above) Thanks so much to Chappell’s Florist in Burlington VT!

Protecting Yourself From Gatherers on Valentines Day

When it comes to sending flowers, it’s always best to send from a real local florist. Not only do you receive the freshest quality flowers, you are also helping your community thrive. Also, by using a local flower shop directly, you can rest assured you are getting everything you paid for.

As the video points out, searching for a local florist isn’t as easy as typing “City, ST Flowers” into Google. You might live in a town with only 1 flower shop, yet thousands of results are found. Many of these are deceptive middle-men who (1) take your order, (2) take their cut, and (3) pass on an order of lesser value for your local florist to fill. Ordering from a real local florist will ensure you receive the best flower arrangement at the full quality of your purchase.

Flower Shop Network Is Committed To Local

Flower Shop Network is an advocate of real local florists across the US and Canada. You can use the search box at the very top of our site to find a real local florist, we list all of their contact information, as well as links to their website. We do our very best to verify each florist listed on our website is a real florist in a real city, selling real flowers (you’d be surprised).

If you shop via our Shop Flowers, you will be transferred to a local florist’s website to complete your purchase. We have never and will never take a flower order (or any percentage of) away from a florist.

No matter how you find your florist this Valentines Day, just make sure they’re local. Check to see if their address is a real local address. Give them a call to see if they are really in your community. It only takes a few minutes and will ensure you’re Valentines Day flowers are just the way you wanted.

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