There is a long-standing language of flowers said to be have been finely tuned in the Victorian era when flowers were used as a form of communication to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken.
Today flowers and their colors continue to be coupled with specific emotions and wishes. For example, red roses are often associated with love and desire, which could contribute to their popularity at Valentine’s Day and (also explains why I was so embarrassed when I received them in middle school from a young suitor).
Whether you want to send a coded message or just want to please your partner with flowers you know will be appreciated, this Valentine’s Day we’ve got you covered.
Expect to find:
Roses These blooms are the tried and true favorite when Valentine’s Day rolls around.
(From romantic love to friendship, different colored roses symbolize different things. Mixing colors is the perfect way to customize your message or simply create a vivid bouquet!)
Tulips Mix and match in large bunches, or keep it simple and sleek.
With their bold colors, sweet charm and low price, tulips are a great way to shake things up!
(They represent true love.)
Gerbera Daisies (aka Gerber Daisies) With big, bright blooms,
Gerbera daisies are a great complement when mixed with other flowers or are charming on their own.
(These cheery blooms represent innocence and purity.)
Potted Orchids — Not every flower has to go in a vase. With their graceful shapes and delicate blooms, these gorgeous plants are sure to please for months to come.
(Orchids are said to represent love, strength and beauty.)
Mixed Bouquets We always have a wide assortment of sizes, designs, and colors available for mixed bouquets, an easy vase-ready gift. Choose a ready-made bouquet or have one custom-made! (By mixing up the flowers, you can mix up the message and really keep your valentine on their toes!)
When shopping for roses, Gerbera daisies and mixed bouquets, look for the Whole Trade® Guarantee, our label that indicates that the flowers were grown with a commitment to ethical trade, the environment and the highest quality. Think of these as “blooms with benefits” or “roses without the thorns” or “flowers with powers”.
Okay flower metaphors aside, buying Whole Trade products supports positive change in the developing countries where the products are sourced. Additionally, one percent of Whole Trade flower retail sales go to the Whole Planet Foundation to help fight poverty in developing countries. Giving Whole Trade flowers is sending a pretty strong message, don’t you think?
What will your flower choice reveal this Valentine’s Day?