Plant of the Week - Flowers for Valentine's Day


Okay, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow…so don’t forget. And sure you can go the candy and cut roses routine (make sure you pick the right color roses to send the right message), but I say go the living plant route…”Clark, it’s the gift that just keeps on giving.” So, what are we talking about here? Miniature roses (which can be grown indoors during the winter and planted outside in the spring), African Violets, Orchids (yes, they really are easy to grow, and those flowers can last a couple months!), potted Spring Bulbs in flower (which can be replanted in the garden later in the spring), and on and on.The selection of living plants available today is unreal. But here’s one that I really love, that is easy to grow, lovely foliage, grows in many light conditions, has absolutely gorgeous flowers that are actually shaped like a heart (actually a spath /bract not a flower), re-flowers on a regular basis, and just keeps saying I love you year after year. It’s called Anthurium, and as far as I’m concerned, it is the ultimate Valentine’s Day Flower! It’s a symbol of exotic beauty and ultimate expression of love for your Valentine. You’ll find them available in many colors, but the reds are the most common selections.

Meaning of Rose Colors:If you decide to add some cut roses to your Valentines Day gift giving, make sure you pick the right colors to send the right message.Be cautious!😊

Every rose means something a little different. As you’re making your selections for Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to keep each color’s symbolism in mind. Fortunately, we will provide you with the following helpful guide so that you can easily choose the roses that hold the most symbolism for your friends, family and loved ones.

Red: Red roses are the most traditional Valentine’s Day flower, and with good reason. This color represents romance, love, beauty and perfection. It is sometimes said that dark red roses represent humility or unconscious beauty.

Orange: Bright, fiery orange represents life, energy, passion and excitement. Give these roses to someone irresistible. Softer shades, like peach, are used to express sincerity or gratitude, while pastel peach is considered a modest color.

Yellow: The warmth of the yellow rose symbolizes friendship, joy and gladness. These flowers can also be used as a sign of remembrance or affection.

White: White roses come with a variety of meanings, including purity, innocence, grace and humility. Because these flowers have long been popular for weddings, they have also come to represent new beginnings and budding love.

Pink: Pink roses are given to express your admiration of someone’s refinement, elegance or femininity. Darker shades of pink convey a sense of appreciation, while pale pinks are generally used to give a sense of admiration, joy or gentleness.

Lavender: In the language of flowers, lavender roses are used to tell someone that you’re enchanted by them. They also represent desire and love at first sight.

Mixed or Blended Colors Sometimes a rose of one color isn’t enough to say what you mean. You’re free to mix and match Valentine’s roses as much as you like, but keep in mind that some combinations have meanings all their own. For instance, a bouquet of red and white roses represents unity, which makes this combination a wonderful choice for someone who has been by your side through the years. A mixture of red and yellow roses represents happiness, and when you give yellow roses with orange or red tips, you’re telling that person that your feelings of friendship are turning to into love.