A rose is a rose is a rose. Or is it...

02 February 2017

With February comes Valentine’s Day – and whilst I hope the other 359 days of the year are full of romantic gestures - this is the one day we have the perfect excuse to go above and beyond and express our true feelings of love and passion!

Flowers and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand but understandably people can be a bit baffled when it comes to choosing the perfect bouquet. So, this week, I’ve decided to wax lyrical about roses.

I know they may seem like the obvious, traditional choice, but here at The Flower Lounge we don’t stock your run of the mill, supermarket varieties, our roses are something to cherish!

The right type of rose oozes luxury and opulence. This year we have chosen two varieties of red rose that will literally make you swoon.

The Rhodos

This rose is a sumptuous deep red colour with a large head, blooming at 5-6cm. It has a long stem making it a statuesque, statement flower.

The Red Naomi

The ultimate red rose – with it’s perfect ruby red colour, velvety smooth petals, long stem and subtle sweet scent, Red Naomi roses will indulge those who receive them.

Everything is coming up roses!

When creating a bouquet, the Rhodos and Red Naomi roses are magnificent by themselves – a dozen red roses, nestled amongst fresh green foliage or a single rose is always a timeless gesture. We have two hand tied bouquets as well as an exclusive hat box design.

If, like me, you’re an old romantic at heart, you may want to consider the centuries-old superstition behind the number of roses you give; so you can say exactly what you mean on February 14:

  • One rose: Love at first sight, or years later "you are still the one."
  • Two roses: Mutual love and affection
  • Three roses: Simply means "I love you."
  • Six roses: Infatuation, or "I want to be yours."
  • Nine roses: Eternal love or "I want to be with you forever."
  • 10 roses: A perfect 10 means "You are perfection."
  • 12 roses: A wonderful way to say "be mine."
  • 24 roses: Two dozen says "I'm yours” or a more modern equivalent is “you’re on my mind 24 hours a day!”

You can also mix the beauty of red roses with other complementary flowers. We have some stunning arrangements mixing our red roses with purple lissianthus, veronica, pink lilies and spray roses. Take a look at our photos below for a sneak peek! Of course, if you want to create something bespoke for your loved one, with their favourite flower, we can do this for you too. 

And, don’t forget we have lovely gifts that can accompany your bouquet including chocolates from boutique chocolatier, Coca Cabana, handmade cards from Belly Button Design, even balloons and vases. So, we’re you’re one stop shop for Valentine’s Day!

Pop in to the shop or have a look online to see the full range.