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Choosing the Perfect Valentine’s Day Flowers

Love it or hate it, we’re just nine days from Valentine’s Day 2015. Whether your plans include reservations at White Castle (yes, you can actually do this) or eating your body weight in chocolate hearts, the day is unavoidable for most.

An estimated 257 million roses were produced last year for this romantic holiday. You might be thinking, “That’s a lot of thorns for one day.” You also might be asking yourself this question: “Does it matter if I give my Valentine a red or yellow flower?” Now, we’re no Cupid, but we do have some insight so you can impress that special someone!

Types of Flowers

While roses are the most popular flower given on Valentine’s Day, they’re not your only option. Below are a few different types of flowers and what they symbolize according to TheFlowerExpert.com:

Roses: love

Tulips: perfect love and fame

Lily: purity and refined beauty

Orchids: refinement, thoughtfulness and mature charm

Carnations: pride and beauty

Sunflowers: adoration and dedication 

Color Choices

Not sure what color to get? Use this guide from ProFlowers.com to make sure your flowers are giving the right message:

Red: romance, beauty and courage

Pink: grace, gratitude and appreciation

White: marriage, spirituality and new starts

Yellow: friendship, joy and good health

Orange: enthusiasm and passion

Local Florists

Detroiters, get your orders in today at any of these local shops.

Ashley’s Flowers and Fruit

333 E. Jefferson Avenue

AshleysFlowersAndFruit.com

(313) 259-5000

Bob Farr’s Florist Ltd

14149 West McNichols Road

BobFarrsFlorist.com

(313) 342-3333

Blumz

1260 Library Street

Blumz.com

(313) 964-5777

Brazelton Florist IV

2686 West Grand Boulevard

BrazeltonFloristIV.com

(313) 872-6900

Conner Park Florist

9830 Conner Avenue

ConnerPark.com

(313) 527-7550

Grace Harper Florist

4135 Woodward Avenue

GraceHarperFlorist.com

(313) 831-1164

Korash Florist

7200 Gratiot Avenue

KorashFlorist.com

(313) 923-9100

Red Rose Florist

1425 Woodward Avenue

FloristOfDetroit.com

(313) 963-1422

St Hedwig Flower & Gift Shop

3301 Junction Street

(313) 897-4880

Unique Flowers & Gifts

18415 Wyoming Street

DetroitUniqueFlowers.com

(313) 342-6392

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