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Choosing The Best Flowers For Your Home

Posted by rafael on January 31, 2013 in Homemaking & Interior Decor

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it is time once again to purchase that special gift for a loved one. If you have already decided that flowers are the way to go but are not certain of which kind to buy, then here are a few of the best flowers to give that spell love.


Nothing says “I love you” more than a dozen red roses. The soft petals have been a favourite for centuries and the most purchased flowers on Valentine’s Day. But if you want to spice it up a bit try mixing the bouquet up with a variety of colours such as white, yellow and pink. They will add warmth and ambiance to any space they are placed.


Lilies provide a beautiful scent along with a cheerful colour to your bouquet. They are also available in a variety of colours including red, yellow and purple. Since the word Lily actually means beauty, what better way to show a loved one that they are desirable on Valentine’s Day.


While most people relate tulips to a fine garden, a tulip actually means perfect love.  Going back to the Victorian era, red tulips were thought of as a declaration of love. Tulips come in many colours and actually have a longer life if the ends are cut and placed in water.


Orchids are a beautiful flower that can last as long as you care for it. They are grown in tropical regions of South and Central America as well as Asia. The beauty of the Orchid is its spectacular colours. The word Orchid stands for love beauty, seduction and refinement.  Since orchids general come with only one or two flowers they are a true sign of individual love.




Daisies are often looked over but if you look closely at a daisy they are quite outstanding as a flower. If you think back to when you were younger this was the flower that decided whether or not he loves me. The meaning behind the word includes innocence, loyal, purity and love.  This is a great first year romance offering. Growing in popularity, there are now many companies that have created special bouquets in honour of this unique flower.


Pink carnations are rapidly approaching the top five here in the United States and are the number one seller in the UK, as most received on Valentine’s Day. The carnation, often associated as a woman’s love, has a shelf life of up to three weeks which makes for a beautiful floral arrangement long after Valentine’s Day is over.


With over 5,000 species, no two bouquets look alike. That in itself gives a personal gift to a loved one. Wildflowers have been a part of Valentine’s Day for as long as has been recorded. Their beauty alone is most enjoyable and the variation in colours set them apart.

The Sunflower

This overgrown big forceful flower actually stands for loyalty. Most people when they think of a sunflower envision a field that stretches as far as the eye can see. Offering an emblem of spirituality this flower is highly regarded in Russia where it is honoured with the title of National Flower. It is still one of the favourites on Valentine’s Day.


Since the Iris is available in three different species including the beaded iris, Arid Iris and Beardless Iris, it has a flavour for all. Beautiful and delicate as it stands firm and tall the iris’ true meaning is seen for all; faith and hope.


The scent alone is reason enough to add this flower to your gift for that special day whilst there is also the added bonus of there being many available colours to choose from including white, violet, pink or mauve. They fill a home with the sweet scent of a sunny spring day.

Whatever flowers you decide on just give them with love. With so many different flowers to choose from your choice is nearly endless. If you are still a bit confused over the flowers that are best for your loved one, many florists are eager to help you with selecting just the right flower.

Sam is a writer for the online novelty store Toxic Fox, where you can find great gifts, including Valentine’s Day flowers!

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