As you prepare to woo your beloved this Valentine's Day, consider the meaning of the flowers you're about to purchase. Red roses are the most well-known floral symbol of perfect love, but many other flowers have traditional meanings that can compose a personal message as clear as a handwritten note. Increase the romance and have your Valentine's Day flowers say what you feel this February 14th. Here are a few ideas.
Embrace young love with spring flowers. A new romance is full of possibilities, so send your sweetheart pink roses to symbolize the hope of young love. White lilacs will send a message of friendship and new beginnings. Tulips also capture the joy and whimsy of new romance. Send pink tulips to a new crush, and use red tulips to make a first declaration of love.
Celebrate lasting love with roses. Sending your true love Valentine's Day roses is a tradition full of meaning. Red roses symbolize true love and passion, but you could also send coral roses for desire or orange roses for enthusiasm and happiness. Purple roses signify enchantment. Are you planning a wedding? Capture the purity of eternal love with a Valentine bouquet of white roses mixed with ivy.
Remember the details with a special bouquet. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show your significant other that you've been paying attention. Roses may be traditional, but what if she loves irises or lilies more? Then surprise her with a bouquet full of her favorites and start your own tradition. Or choose a mixed bouquet of flowers in your love's favorite colors. An arrangement that recalls your first date or a favorite vacation will send a message of romance. Are you buying a Valentine's bouquet for your spouse? Consider matching your wedding florals -- either the bridal bouquet or the arrangements.
Say "you're beautiful" with extraordinary blooms. The one you love is always beautiful to you, so send Valentine's Day flowers that say just that. The majestic lily is a symbol of timeless beauty, and calla lilies convey an added sense of elegance and refinement. Tropical flowers, especially orchids, tell the recipient that she (or he) is a rare beauty to be treasured.