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A Red Rose – The Traditional Symbol of Love


The traditional symbol of love is to present a luxury red rose, thorns from the stem removed, and simply tied with a red ribbon to the one you love on Valentine’s Day.

Although traditionally it has been men who send messages of love and affection via flowers in recent years many women are also choosing to openly acknowledge their love and affection to the men in their lives by sending them flowers.

Velvety red roses remain the most favourite flower to send on Valentine’s Day, closely followed by deep red carnations. Modern growing methods and importing quickly via air freight has enabled florists to include the most luxurious exotic flowers and foliages from around the world into their Valentine’s Day floral arrangements.

For an unusual and sensual contemporary floral arrangement why not opt for Anthuriums. Their waxy heart shape and suggestive creamy spike flowers with dark green foliage make for the most dramatic display. Available as a single flower arranged with a variety of foliages and berries, complete with a vase, offers a unique and stylish alternative to roses.

A hand tied trio of Anthuriums presented in a ceramic vase and interspersed with luscious foliages would make a real talking point in both home or office. For those who do not wish to be too daring by sending the passionate red variety of Anthuriums these stunning flowers are also available in the most delicate pink which look beautiful against their natural dark green leaves.

Vase arrangements comprising of a single red rose and beautiful yellowy coloured orchids skilfully arranged with a variety of green foliage offers a striking way to say ‘I love you’.

Orchids with their Oriental appearance and long display life are becoming one of the most popular exotic varieties of flowers to send on Valentine’s Day. Gorgeous cerise pink and creamy white Thai orchids presented with lime green coloured foliage makes for a truly striking display which is sure to please and brighten anyone’s heart.

A variety of the most wonderful pale creamy yellow, palest pink and cream Cymbidium orchids with their deep red speckles offer a whole new dimension to sending and receiving flowers. Simply tied with raffia and complete with a stylish vase these exotic flowers are perfect for sending to both homes and offices to impress the recipient in a most spectacular way.

For those who prefer to remain with tradition a whole host of flower arrangements which include roses is widely available from high street and online florists. From simple striking bouquets made up entirely with a mixture of different coloured roses provides a delightful token of love and affection ideal for both men and women to send and receive.

Roses and lilies make a great combination when arranged together with an abundance of lush foliages. Offering the best of both worlds in keeping with tradition and introducing a touch of the more exotic. These beautiful hand tied bouquets or floral arrangements presented in stylish vases are the perfect choice of Valentine’s Day Flowers to send to someone you love.

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