It’s Time to Start Thinking Beyond Red Roses for Valentine’s Day


They’re beautiful but so boring. (Image via Liz West)

Ok, I understand that red roses means: love, passion, blah, blah, blah…

However, being a florist at heart, I cannot understand why, with the many choices of flowers that can literally take your breath away, most folks don’t break tradition when sending flowers to their significant other. I can hear some of you saying, “But Preston, red roses signify Valentine’s day.”

Well, I think is time to start re-thinking this. In fact, because of this notion, the price for red roses gets greatly inflated for just this one day. If you are a talented florist, I am sure you could create many other exciting choices, while thinking a bit more outside the box. (Again, this is just my humble opinion.)

What do you think? Should sending red roses on Monday for Valentine’s day be “in” or “out”? And why? Of course, it’s perfectly okay if you don’t agree with me.