It’s time for all of us jaded singletons to buy in the supermarket cabernet sauvignon, rent some Tarantino movies and batten down the hatches. St Valentine’s day is upon us. For the loved-up amongst you, it’s no picnic either.
There are all sorts of questions, expectations and potential catastrophes to navigate on our appointed yearly day of love. Do you ignore the whole commercialized lover’s day because you love each other passionately all year round or your relationship is past this child’s play?
Do you buy a gift for your new lover, or is that a bit too awkward at this early stage? Will your beau completely forgot that he’s supposed to celebrate your love – leaving you heartbroken? We hope it is not the case.
While there are no definitive answers to those heart boggling questions, you can however gain deeper insight into how your beau really feels about you and your relationship with valentines day flower meanings. For that, we’ve turned to our friends at The Real Flower company to compile this mini guide if you’re wondering what your Valentine’s flowers mean.
4 valentines day flower meanings
1. The hand-picked posy
This is an unusual one, but not completely out of the question. There are two key possibilities here: either your Romeo has gone for an emergency, low-cost hedgerow option, or he’s very sweet, romantic and spontaneous.
We like to think the latter option is more likely. In this case, your feller knows what you like, thinks of you and has been surprisingly resourceful given the number of wildflowers available in chilly February! A keeper.
2. The single red rose
Not the most original, but let’s not be too harsh. Depending on your taste, a single red rose is either classic and romantic or…well, clichéd and a bit of a cop out. Personally, we believe it all comes down to quality and presentation.
A hint of irony and a red rose could be very charming (provided it’s not made of polyethylene). Meanwhile, a classily dressed-up individual bloom can be a very beautiful thing, especially if the rose is a carefully chosen, beautiful specimen.
Whatever you make of it, your beau is clearly trying to impress, whether he’s pulled it off is almost irrelevant – the fact he’s done his best is sort of touching.
3. Supermarket flowers/gas station flowers
This is a last minute panic buy. You know it. He knows it. Chances are, these droopy, wilting flowers have been bought so that he doesn’t get into hot water or disappoint you. Perhaps we’re coming down all soppy, but we prefer to believe in the latter reason.
Not every knight in (slightly rusty) armour has the 14th February etched into his memory, but the fact yours has experienced that lurch of panic when he realised he might be about to let you down has a certain amount of sweetness about it.
Yes, it might have been nicer if he’d been planning a romantic surprise for months, but then he wouldn’t be that daft idiot you know and love. He’ll get extra points if he re-wraps them and tries to make them look halfway decent too (we’re generous like that).
4. A Valentine’s bouquet of your favourite blooms
This lover knows just what you like. These are the best Valentine’s flowers. They’ve been bought especially for you, with you completely in mind. The Valentine who brings you your favourite blooms on February 14th listens, remembers and is highly considerate.
We’d love to be cynical and suggest that he’s in the doghouse and trying to make amends but – sometimes a sweet, thoughtful gesture is exactly that. Now go get a room, lovely lovebirds and leave us to our cabernet & Reservoir Dogs.
Know of other valentines day flower meanings that we did not cover? Please tell us in the comment box below
By: The Real Flower Company, artisan florists, specializing in Valentine’s flowers.
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