Red roses or something else?
I’d do the red roses with a twist if you want to make big declaration. Foliage and texture are key here in my opinion and make all the difference to something that you could buy from a supermarket Also, the red rose itself makes a difference - the best I think is Naomi with a full head of gloriously velvety petals and a gorgeous scent. It’s also a long laster and opens beautifully.
Is the rose considered to be the most romantic flower? Or, is there something a little more sexy?
As an alternative, go wild! The red rose option will always be more expensive at valentines because demand pushes up the price at auction as growers try to meet the demand. Use your florist for something more unusual. I love it when someone asks for something different and lets me use my skills and creativity.
Should we stick to red coloured flowers?
The rose carries many meanings but the main one is love or friendship. One rose symbolises love at first sight, whilst 6 say ‘I want to be yours’. Yellow is for friendship, white for purity and red for love. For valentines day match the flowers to your loved one - if they are arty, go for something a bit more free flowing or unusual!
You don’t have to just choose red for valentines day. Mix it up! It will be better on your bank balance too haha.
If we happen to forget to order in advance, what should we do? Assume the garage forecourt is out of the question (asking for a mate)?
If you haven’t ordered in advance still call your local florist who will be able to create something beautiful for you. (don’t get them from a garage!).