Flower Shopping Guide2018-02-19T13:23:47+00:00

Flowers to buy if you’re in a long-term relationship

Nothing says passion like red roses, also known as the lover’s rose. They’re sexy and alluring, yet classic and elegant. Red roses make a stunning bouquet and reveal an intense, romantic love.

If however, you’ve given her red roses the last few years and you’d like a variation on that theme, try a mixed bouquet with inclusions of red and dark pink roses intead.


 Flowers to buy if you’re not a couple, but you really like her

Purple roses and purple lilacs symbolize love at first sight.

So, assuming you don’t want to say that quite yet, your best bet is a mixed bouquet. A few red roses will subtly indicate you’’re interested without overdoing it. Orange roses also signify desire, and a mix of orange, peach and white roses would be exquisite.

It’s so much more thoughtful to surprise a girl with a bouquet of her favorite flowers than a generic bouquet: for one thing, you can be sure she’ll like them, and for another, she’ll be touched you remembered her favorite kind of flowers. A fail safe option if you don’t know her favorite flower? A mixed spring bouquet in her favorite color.

Basically, roses have a reputation for being fairly expensive and signifying deep passion so maybe a garden mix, seasonal flowers, or tulips are usually a safe bet.


 Flowers to buy a female friend or colleague (or a first date)

Just as red means romance, yellow reflects the warmth and fun of enjoying another person’s company, laughing at the same jokes, sharing similar interests. Yellow roses or tulips make gorgeous bouquets and send a message of joy and cheerfulness. Sunflowers, too, are a surefire way to make someone’s day.

Daisies and white freesia are strong symbols of innocence and friendship as well, and will make a unique floral gift your friend is sure to remember. Many women love the fresh charm of a daisy and fragrance of freesia.


Tulips
Always in season, always affordable, and always pretty.

Peonies
Totally a safe bet and special as they only bloom from Late April to Early June.

Hydrangeas
Old-school favorite that looks great in any bouquet.