"Flowers have been part of the Valentine's Day tradition for as long as anyone can remember," says Terry Caddo, General Manager of Canada Blooms. "While everyone knows that long-stemmed red roses mean love, there are so many other varieties of flowers that will show your loved ones how much you care. They will appreciate the unique Valentine's gift."
With that in mind, Canada Blooms has created a list of Valentine's flowers and what each flower says about you and your relationship.
Red TulipsWhen most people think of tulips they think of spring, but red tulips are considered a declaration of love. Gift your sweetheart with a bouquet of red tulips to show your love this year.
DaffodilsDaffodils symbolize new beginnings. This is the perfect flower to give at the start of a new relationship or friendship.
OrchidsThese rare blossoms symbolize love, beauty, strength and luxury. Gifting someone an exotic orchid lets them know that you are a bold person who likes to take chances.
SunflowersThese flowers represent warmth, happiness and loyalty. While most people associate sunflowers with summertime, they are available all year round and are the perfect gift for that special person who lights up your day.
Symbolizing beauty, innocence and cheerfulness, gerbera daisies are a great gift for anyone, including mom. They also have beautiful large flowering heads and an ability to last longer than other cut flowers. Visitors to Canada Blooms can purchase the 'Garvinea Sweet' series of gerberas that was named Canada Blooms plant of the year.
"Valentine's Day is a special day to show your loved ones how much they mean to you," says Caddo. "By thinking outside the box and breaking from the ordinary, gifting them with flowers that have a special meaning will ensure they know that they are worth the extra effort.”
Are you planning on heading to Canada Blooms this year? It's coming up March 11 to 20, 2016, at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto, and I am hoping to make it down for a nice touch of spring. I just can't wait to get back into my garden!!
For more information or for tickets, please visit canadablooms.com. You can also connect with them on Twitter @CanadaBlooms and Facebook.