Think outside the roses box this Valentine's Day. Credit: Trellis Fine Florals
This Valentine's Day, pick up a flower arrangement that is more edgy, thoughtful and less-cliched than your typical bouquet of roses. Alix Astir, owner of Trellis Fine Florals, shows you how.
1. Go for sensuality. "While most guys consider roses to be the no-brainer Valentine's Day gift for their special lady, roses are guaranteed to droop after about a week, regardless of how well you care for them," she notes. "The exotic orchid is a much more attractive alternative because it's a rare, specialty flower — and also has a much longer shelf-life than the rose."
2.Go for voluptuousness. "Look for arrangements that offer a full, billowy bouquet. Ask your florist to mix full-blooms such as peonies and garden roses with some equally expansive hydrangeas for an extra-voluptuous bouquet that will make other couples stop and stare," she advises.
3. Look for classic elegance. But if you prefer to stick to roses, Astir has a tip to make those blooms pop. "Adding long-stem roses into a bejeweled or engraved vase — or even an antique silver bowl — shows that you've put some thought into presentation, and that you've gone out of your way to make this day extra special," she notes.