Just because you've found the right flower shop to order from, doesn't mean you'll necessarily know what kinds of flowers you should order for a specific occasion. The great thing about working with a professional florist is they can give you advice about which plants will best suit your needs. With over 400,000 flowers in existence, let's look into a few different types and what they mean.
Let's start with something classic. Roses are not only beautiful; they also come in multiple shades, and each shade has different meanings. Orange roses, for example, are both unique and meaningful, symbolizing passion and enthusiasm. Conversely, pink roses are meant to convey admiration and grace. Red roses are indeed the most purely romantic roses, while yellow roses are meant for friends and white roses suggest innocence and purity.
If you're looking for something that offers up different colors but is not quite as iconic as roses, you may want to consider chrysanthemums. Their fluffy, voluminous look is pleasing to the eye, with red chrysanthemums symbolizing love similarly to red roses, and white roses symbolizing truth. If you'd like to send flowers to someone after a breakup, yellow chrysanthemums are symbols of slighted love.
Lilies come in countless varieties, and your florist can help you not only select the right option for you but ensure that they will last. Many flowers require specific care in order to last for more than a day or two. Keep in mind, that some lilies are toxic to cats. You can discuss this with your florist if you have furry friends.
Perhaps some of the most descriptive flowers are carnations. Pink carnations go so far as to mean "I'll never forget you", while red carnations suggest heartache and yellow carnations express rejection. While not everyone understands the meanings of carnations, they're certainly descriptive in their own way!
Be careful when choosing your flowers. You never know who is able to interpret their secret messages!