Choosing Roses for Valentine’s Day is Kind of Traditional
Flowers are one of the most popular gifts for Valentines Day, alongside chocolate, and one of the most popular choices will be the rose. Roses, in particular red ones, have long been associated with love and passion. And they are still a prefered choice for many people. You might think that buying Valentines Day roses is easy. The difficulty comes in the choosing. You’ll also have to pick them well in advance, so you’ll need to understand how to take care of them. If you don’t care for them correctly your partner is going to be very disappointed.
We’ve already mentioned that roses are the most obvious choice but there are actually plenty of other attractive and beautifully scented flowers that can be given instead.
Here are a few of our suggestions:
- Oriental Lilies
- Stargazer Lilies
- Garden Roses
And if you’re worried about the blooms lasting a long time we suggest you consider tropical flowers, alstroemeria or ‘war-horse’ orchids.
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How to pick to pick the best roses for a Valentines Day gift
When you’re giving roses for a Valentines gift you should be careful with your choice. Roses are steeped in meaning and have been used to convey certain feelings for centuries. And it’s not just the colour that has significance, the number of blooms is also important.
The language of rose colours
Once you’ve decided on the feeling you want to convey, take a look at the various colours and choose the right one.
Red roses – Romantic love, beauty, courage and respect, sincere love, courage, passion
Dark red roses – Unconscious beauty
White roses – Innocence, secrecy, reverence, humility, purity heavenly
Pink roses – Admiration, gentleness, appreciation, perfect happiness, grace
Dark pink roses – Gratitude, appreciation
Light pink roses – Grace, gladness, joy, sweetness, admiration, sympathy, gentleness
Yellow roses – Friendship, delight, welcome back, remember me, joy, gladness, promise of a new beginning
Yellow roses with red tips – Falling in love, friendship
Orange roses – Enthusiasm, desire
Red and white roses – When given together these signify unity
Red and yellow roses – Happy and jovial feelings
Peach roses – Let’s get together, sincerity, gratitude, appreciation
Pale peach – Modesty
Coral – Desire
Lavender – Enchantment, love at first sight
Red rosebud – A symbol of purity and loveliness
White rosebud – A symbol of girlhood
A rose without any thorns – Love at first sight
And now on to the number of roses you choose to give your Valentine.
A single rose – Signify utmost devotion
Two roses – Marry me
Six roses – Signify a need to be cherished or loved
Eleven roses – Meant as an assurance of being truly and deeply loved
Thirteen roses – Show there is a secret admirer
Tips on how to keep a bouquet of roses beautiful and fresh
Giving your Valentine roses is a great way to show your love and appreciation. They are in fact one of the most popular floral arrangements, particularly when it comes to Valentines Day. However, as with many other types of cut flower, roses very quickly fade. There are however, a few tips we’re going to share that will keep your bouquet looking fresh and beautiful for as long as possible.
Trim the leaves and guard petals – Trimming the leaves from the stems will not only enhance the beauty of the bouquet. Make sure you trim the leaves away that will fall into the vase or be submerged in water will prevent rotting leaves leading to harmful bacteria in the water.
Cut an inch from the stems – Use a sharp knife and make a diagonal cut. Cutting the stems under running water will help immediate absorption.
Fill a container with fresh water – Use the flower food that came with the bouquet and follow the instructions on how much to use.
Arrange the blooms – Gather the stems together and place them in a vase with clean water. Take some time with the arrangement and choose the right vase for the job. You want one that gives the correct amount of support for the quantity and length of the stems.
Repeat every couple of days – When you’ve bought your roses Valentines Day could still be a while away so repeat the steps above every couple of days. Recut the stems, add more flower food and refresh the water.
There is another option when it comes to Valentine roses.
A rose dipped in a precious metal from Eternity Rose
There is one option that is definitely worth considering and that’s the gift of a Valentines rose that’s been dipped in a precious metal. No more worries about its beauty fading as the name implies this Valentines gift will be eternal.
Using a series of processes, a rose is coated in gold, silver or platinum to preserve its beauty for a lifetime and beyond. Each bloom is handpicked from the company’s own nursery before undergoing a transformation. As well as dipping there is also the option of a precious metal trim.
This gift will be a true expression of your love.
And just a little food for thought with Valentines Day fast approaching – in case you’re a little worried about the eco-friendly nature of red roses for a Valentines gift.
Valentine’s Day is a special day that only comes around once a year. It’s a great opportunity to show how much you love someone and expressing your emotions. Roses aren’t the only perfect Valentine gift for someone you love. Stay tuned and we’ll be sharing plenty more Valentine’s Day gift ideas.