Plan ahead, because there's more than meets the eye.

You might be sending to a friend, someone you hang around, or sending to someone you have a crush on and want to reveal your feelings. Then, there's your significant other, you want to show them how much you love them.

You want to do the right thing. Make your other half feel loved, wanted and also let them know you were thinking about them. Did you know the color and type of flower you send could mean a different thought than what you want to convey?

As all florists know, there is something called the "Floral Code", that means that the color of the flowers you send say a lot more than you think. So, I've broken it down to help you. Some of these are from Reader's Digest.

  • Peach-colored roses mean "sympathy"
    yellow roses mean "let's just be friends." Which would be deadly if you are giving them to your wife or husband, they'll wonder who got the red ones.
  • Red Roses mean deep love, at least that's what I've been told. It's romantic love, or a deep love of family too. Maybe the color you send the person most important could be a Mom or Dad or another family member. Unless you are not close to them then...
  • Black, you hope they die, or you just have no feelings for them. Typically sold after a divorce or two-week notice.
  • Lavender means you are serious and in love, good color to use in new love.
  • Succulents mean they are looking at you long term, they don't look romantic but it's the thought that counts.

According to WTOP roses are overdone. Tulips are the new black dress, so to speak. Specifically, pink tulips are a straightforward declaration of love, yellow tulips signify that you are hopelessly in love and red tulips stand for perfect love. If you give potted Tulips, you are going to have some next year too. (For you cheapies out there). Be careful with these, there are actually some colors that are R rated and X rated. Your 50 shades of Orchids...he he.

Giving cut roses this Valentine's Day? Consider turning some of those expensive bouquet blooms into living shrubs in your landscape. Yes, you can. Roses are one of the easiest plants to propagate. Now to do this, you must remove the actual flowers promptly. But they'll still put on a show.

Click Here to learn more about how to prepare cut roses

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