Romance doesn’t have to mean roses

With today being Valentine’s Day, we thought we would share some of our favourite romantic flowers with you. Although most people think of red roses when it comes to flowers for Valentine’s Day, they are really expensive at this time of year, and there are so many other wonderfully romantic flowers around. Some of our favourites include delicate, dark centred anemones, full, soft ranunculus, elegant tulips, frilly double lisianthus, and sweet smelling freesias and stock, all of which are readily available in February and early spring.

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Personally, if it’s a romantic feel you’re after, we prefer soft blush tones and even peach has seen a bit of a resurgence of late. But if you want to stick to the traditional red, anemones, ranunculus and tulips can be found in a range of hues, from deep burgundy to bright scarlet red. All three of these flowers also come in pink, peach, blush, cream and white tones. We love the texture and lines that double blush lisianthus bring to romantic flower bouquets, and nothing says understated elegance like a simple, full bunch of white tulips.

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Freesias and stocks come in a variety of colours too, and both smell just divine. Freesias are sweet and fresh, while the smell of stocks is quite heady and deep. Freesias can be found in dark, sultry tones of purple if you want to add a sexier edge to your Valentine’s bouquet, and stocks can be found in lilac, white or also lovely blush and peach tones. If you really can’t bear to part from tradition and still want to include red roses in your bouquet, why not just include a few and combine them with some of my other suggestions above, to provide something a bit more unique than your standard red rose bouquet?

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Hopefully this has given you some alternative ideas to the traditional red rose if you’re thinking of buying flowers for your love. Nothing brightens up someones day more then a gorgeous bouquet of seasonal flowers!

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Images Credit: Rebecca Douglas ( Images 2,3,& 7)

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