What Rose Color Means What?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that means just one thing: flowers! You simply cannot show up to your dinner reservations, or whatever plans you have on February 14th, without having a bouquet of flowers to give your special someone. Red roses are a staple, and go a long way in showing your feelings and appreciation toward the one you love.

That said, what if you are choosing to celebrate the day of love with your family or a group of friends? If this is the case, and you still want to include special occasion flowers into the plans, then you might not want to gift red roses. After all, that is incredibly romantic, and we have to be realistic — not every Valentine’s Day is as romantic as you always want it to be. Sometimes spending the day with your close gal pals, your mom, sister, or even your entire family is the best way to celebrate.

Special occasion flowers are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Why? Because no matter what your plans are or who they are with, you can also incorporate a beautiful bouquet of blooms into the mix. Even if you’re purchasing them for yourself (nothing wrong with that!), having some roses next to you makes all the difference.

When it comes to buying flowers for your significant other, or someone who you want to be your significant other, you tend to go with red roses. Traditionally, red roses symbolize love and romance, and they are a timeless way to simply say, “I love you.” But what if you want to gift someone something a little more unique this Valentine’s Day? Roses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and finding some that push the envelope from the conventional red might be exactly what you need to express your love to your significant other, or your platonic friends.

In today’s post, we’re going to list out your rose color options and what each color means. If you’re looking for roses for Valentine’s Day, or special occasions flowers in general, don’t hesitate to contact Breen’s Florist.

Light Pink Roses – Red roses are beautiful, but there is such simplicity in a bouquet of light pink roses. While they can still represent love, pink roses technically mean “grace.” If you’re looking to give special occasion flowers to your close friends, sisters, or even mother, light pink roses are a wonderful, whimsical option.

Dark Pink Roses — Pink colors, in general, represent femininity and grace. And darker pink colors hint at appreciation. The two symbolisms together make for the most meaningful rose that you can gift your girlfriend, wife, or close platonic friends and family members.

Yellow Roses — Yellow roses are exactly what they look like: pure joy! The bright color adds some life and happiness into any situation, which is what makes this option ideal for any platonic Valentine’s Day gift giving. Plus, they’ll brighten up the room in a matter of moments!

Green Roses — Green isn’t necessarily the most romantic or whimsical color… that is, unless it’s a green rose. Green roses represent rejuvenation, refreshment, and energy. Whether you choose to gift these as they are or in a bouquet of other mixed flowers, you can’t go wrong with the lively look and feel of these roses.

White Roses — If you’ve noticed white roses included in weddings, you’ll now know why. Not only are they beautiful, elegant, and simple, but white roses symbolize purity, innocence, and new beginnings. That said, you don’t necessarily need a reason to include these simple blooms into your Valentine’s Day floral arrangements other than they are absolutely stunning to look at.

Peach Roses — You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love the look of a peach-colored rose. According to Passion Growers, this rose options signifies gratitude and appreciation, making it an excellent option to give your significant other, or even a close friend or family member.

Orange Roses — If you like the look of peach roses, but are looking for something a bit more vibrant, orange roses are the way to go. Symbolizing excitement and enthusiasm, you’ll have no problem adding a little sprightliness into your Valentine’s Day with a bouquet of orange blooms.

Lavender Roses — Equal parts whimsical and elegant, lavender roses represent enchantment. They’re beautiful on their own or combined with other blooms in a large rose bouquet. The look and feel of the lavender rose can be as romantic as you want it to be, or simple and sweet. They are a versatile option for anyone wanting to express their love and desire romantically or platonically.

Burgundy Roses — Red roses are elegant, but burgundy roses are a little more intense. If you’re looking to change it up from the classic red rose, burgundy is your option. Representing beauty, these striking blooms will create a romantic air immediately.

No matter how you’re choosing to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, let Breen’s Florist help you with your floral arrangements. However you’re spending the day and with whoever you’ll be with, let a bouquet of special arrangement flowers make the day a little more special. Keep your Valentine’s flowers simple and classic with romantic red roses, or change it up with the other color options. Whatever you choose, Breen’s Florist is here to help. Give us a call and order your flower delivery today.

Be Prepared This Valentine’s Day With These Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Yes, it seems like Christmas was just last week, but it’s now time to trade in the holiday lights and tree (that you haven’t taken down yet…) for pink and red boxes of chocolates and special occasion flowers for Valentine’s Day. That said, we understand that planning for Valentine’s Day can be tricky some years. Since it feels like the month of January has flown by, making any large preparations for February 14th just hasn’t made a spot on the docket. But just because you’re feeling time-crunched doesn’t mean that you can’t still make Valentine’s Day a special experience for whoever you’re celebrating with.

Today we want to give you some ideas for gift-giving this Valentine’s Day. These are the essentials — the items you don’t want to show up without. Whether you have made dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant or you’re planning on cooking a romantic meal at home, you’re going to want to include these items in your celebration.

Chocolate

Like we briefly alluded to above, Valentine’s Day is nothing without the token heart-shaped box of chocolates. There really isn’t a better way to say, “I love you” than by showering your special someone with chocolate galore. One of the great things about giving chocolate is that it’s so simple, yet so effective, and you have many options. Do they like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or both? Or, perhaps they aren’t a fan of chocolate, but enjoy other sweet treats. If this is the case, surprise them with their favorite box of candy, their favorite pastry or baked good, or even a pint of their favorite ice cream. Valentine’s Day is a time to indulge, so you’re not going to want to forget something sweet.

Heartfelt, Handwritten Card

While it’s always fun receiving (and giving!) little gifts and treats to your loved one, nothing can replace a thoughtful, handwritten card. Whether you’re treating your special someone to a glittering piece of jewelry, or you’re keeping it simple this year, you’re not going to want to forget a card. Take the time to pick out one at the store and share your thoughts, love, and appreciation via written word inside. Even though this is such a small effort, the gesture will be meaningful and something that will be remembered for years to come.

Special Occasion Flowers

Aside from the chocolate, the card, and maybe even their favorite bottle of wine, the one thing you don’t want to show up without is flowers. Gifting or sending flowers, in general, is an excellent way of sharing your love and appreciation for someone, but when it comes to special occasion flowers, they tend to mean more. Here at Breen’s Florist, we know the importance of giving and receiving flowers, no matter the occasion, but especially on Valentine’s Day. The last thing you want is to show up empty handed, so make sure you have a bouquet of roses to gift. Take a look at our rose floral arrangements and order your special occasion flowers from Breen’s today.

Birthstone Collection – Citrine (November)

Citrine, which comes from the French word “citron”, means lemon. While the Citrine birthstone is seen as a little darker than a lemon, its color is more of a honey color. This is why Breen’s Florist uses an array of yellow tones in our Citrine birthstone arrangement.

The yellow stardust roses we use in this arrangement are a true yellow while the alstromeria creates the honey coloring throughout the arrangement.

When looking at the healing properties of the Citrine stone, happiness, prosperity, and strength are all visible in our design. The brightness of the arrangement brings out the happiness; prosperity is seen within the roses as they were once considered the flower of luxury; and the accents like alstromeria are hearty and long lasting florals to empower the strength of the gemstone.

Besides being November’s birthstone, it is also the 13th anniversary gemstone. During the art deco period between the world wars, the Citrine was sought after and many were used in many of the large display pieces. Even Hollywood starlets like Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo wore citrines as a sign of society.

Nowadays, citrine is more common. In fact, it is so common that it is now a popular stone for budget-minded women. As shoppers are being drawn to what is “retro”, citrine is getting a resurgence of popularity.

At Breen’s Florist, we love that this stone goes hand in hand with the autumn season. It allows us to use copper-birch leaves as accents to bring the warmth of autumn to this month of birthdays. Don’t forget about new babies being born this month too. The citrine babies will be motivated, creative, and self-expressed. Let’s celebrate those qualities with our Citrine Birthstone arrangement.

The Citrine will only be available through November 30th. Order today for everyone you know who is having a birthday this month.

Peridot – August Birthstone Collection

Save 10% when ordering Breen’s Florist “Peridot” arrangement. Enter coupon code: PERIDOT

For the month of August, Breen’s Florist is celebrating with our birthstone collection arrangement, “Peridot.” Our arrangement features green antheriums, bells of Ireland, green cymbidium orchids, and other flowers to help accent the green that represents the peridot gemstone.

While the peridot gemstone is an inexpensive stone, it represents something much more valuable than money. The ancient Egyptians believed that the peridot harnessed the power of nature and was the gem of the sun. It is said that the stone brings protection, peace, and happiness. The accents of white roses represent a peacefulness within the arrangement, while the fun of the lime green orchids and antheriums bring a smile to those who celebrate their birthday this month.

The peridot gemstone is one of the few stones that have only one color: olive-green. The intensity of green depends on the amount of iron that is contained within the stone itself. Other flowers that might also be used to create a beautiful arrangement would be green hydrangea and succulents.

Breen’s Florist’s White Orchid and Succulent arrangement features the olive green colors from the peridot stone.

Married couples can also appreciate the peridot gemstone as it represents the 16th year of marriage. Perfect gift ideas may include 16 Lemonade roses, which have beautiful lime-green blooms.

Breen’s Florist will have the exclusive “Peridot” arrangement available throughout the month of August and remember, you can save 10% on the arrangement by using coupon code: PERIDOT.

If the tropical feel of this design is not up your alley, feel free to call one of our sales team to discuss creating a beautiful design featuring some of the other perfect flowers for this birthstone.

Blog by: Carol Shirley (Breen’s Florist Sales Team)

Daisies Announce Spring, April Birthdays

The word daisy comes from an Anglo-Saxon translation which means “day’s eye”, and it was given this name because many species of daisies close up at night and reopen their flower heads in the morning. This is just one of the fascinating facts about this flower that appears simple but offers much more than meets the eye. This complex bloom has over 23,000 species, is related to the artichoke, and is actually many flowers in one – and because it is also the birth flower of April, we thought we would tell you a bit more about it. When purchasing bouquets for April birthdays, or simply celebrating spring – call Breen’s Florist. We are committed to bringing all the beauty of springtime to Houston, one floral design at a time.  Continue reading

Birthstone Bouquets to Celebrate the Year in Birthdays

birthstonesWhen sending a floral bouquet for a special birthday, there are many ways that you can choose the types of flowers to send. If you know their favorite type of flower, that is a great choice. Or perhaps you want to send a big bouquet of their favorite color of blooms. But a truly meaningful way to choose is to learn a bit about their personal birthstone and to have a custom arrangement designed just for them. After all, birthstones are thought to convey magical properties and special meanings – so floral birthstone bouquets are sure to make an impression. Continue reading

Unique August Birthstone Flowers

august birthstone flowersThe popular tradition of sending a birthday bouquet that reflects that month’s birthstone is especially fun in the month of August, when the beautiful and intriguing peridot is showcased. Although it may not be a household name, the peridot is an ancient gemstone that was treasured as far back as the Pharaohs. Often called the “poor man’s emerald”, the jewel is anything but – the peridot is found in gorgeous shades ranging from lime green to olive green, most often with tints of gold. The darker stones are referred to as olivine and are considered the most valuable in the family. The floral designers at Breen’s Florist have created memorable August birthstone flowers that are sure to delight your birthday honorees.

August birthstone flower

When choosing a flower birthday gift, you have available some truly exotic and unique flowers to represent the birthstone, much like the jewel itself. Perhaps one of the most popular flowers chosen to reflect the peridot are green cymbidium orchids – not only is the striking color of the flowers a perfect match, but the rare beauty of these blooms is just as precious. The flower itself represents love, beauty and refinement, and combined with bamboo, river rocks or curly willow, they make a perfect birthday gift that will bring grace to any home or office.

August birthstone flowers

If you are looking for something a little more whimsical, try combining green roses, button poms, carnations and chrysanthemums and offset the arrangement with white lilies. This eye-catching floral design embodies all the colors and spirit of the peridot birthstone, in a living and gorgeous birthday bouquet.

Breen’s Florist is your premiere choice in Houston for birthday floral designs, as well as flowers for any occasion on your calendar! Call us today to order a special August birthstone floral bouquet for the special people in your life.