Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Wishing you all, a very Happy Valentine's Day!!


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Monday, February 12, 2007
A Rose can speak in volumes, it is the best way of expressing your love to your valentine! A rose can express the innermost feelings to the loved ones. So why wait.....express your heart!

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Sunday, February 11, 2007
Your Love Fills My Life !......Express your love to your sweetheart with this beautiful card:


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I Wonder If You Know....expressive note to the love of your life:


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posted by Dave Richards at 10:35 PM | 0 comments

There are many associations made between the Valentines Day flowers and the range of human emotions. The "language" of Valentines Day flowers is thought to have originated in Persia in the fifteenth century, and was brought to Europe in the 18th century. In the 19th century, this "floral code" became more elaborate, so that complex messages could be sent between people in bouquets. We all know now that each Valentines Day flower and color having a specific meaning. Conversations between courting couples could be carried out over extended periods of time without a single word being used. The positioning of the flower could make everything known to the valentine! Here are few to help you to express your best.

  • Bent to the right - "I"
  • Bent to the left - "You"
  • Ribbon knotted on the left: Message from the giver
  • Ribbon knotted on the right: Message about the recipient
  • Accepted with right hand: Agreement, affirmative
  • Accepted with left hand: Disagreement, negative
  • Worn over heart: Love
  • Worn in hair: Caution
  • Worn in cleavage: Friendship, Remembrance

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posted by Dave Richards at 10:05 PM | 1 comments
Friday, February 9, 2007

As beautiful as valentines day rose petals are and as wonderful as they smell, they are another way to express love and kindle romance. Be aware, though, that rose petals can stain so be careful when you use them.
Use these suggestions from SOLO for Singles to express your love. You will soon think of more uses for petals of the beautiful, romantic rose.

  • Float rose petals in a scented bath for two.
  • Place a sheet in front of the fireplace. Cover the sheet with rose petals and light the room with candles.
  • Leave trails of rose petals to a romantic gift.
  • Sprinkle rose petals anywhere you want to leave a gift of romance for your lover. Place a runner of fabric down (a scarf, perhaps) your table, add a single rose, and sprinkle the runner with rose petals. Light your romantic dinner with rose-scented candles.
  • Add rose petals to a love letter.
  • Sprinkle rose petals over the tissue in the box with a romantic gift. Top the box with a single rose.
 
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Thursday, February 8, 2007
A Rose Basket For You !Send in this beautiful rose basket with your wishes to your loved ones:



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The World Is Full Of...Tell her/ him how wonderful you feel to have him/ her in your life with this bright ecard:



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posted by Dave Richards at 10:33 PM | 0 comments
Valentine's Day is the time to express that hidden desire. This is “the” right time to get hold of the right Valentine’s Day flower. Flirting with those gorgeous men and stunning women would never be better without the perfect valentines day flowers!Put your best foot and sweetest smile forward with these flowers and explore the world on your terms.
  • Amaryllis: Splendid Beauty
  • Begonia: Beware
  • Bells of Ireland: Good Luck
  • Bouvardia: Enthusiasm
  • Buttercup: Childishness
  • Crocus: Youthful gladness
  • Dandelion: Rustic Prophesy
  • Delphinium: Flights of Fancy, Ardent Attachment
  • Galax: Encouragement
  • Huckleberry: Faith
  • Hyacinth: Playful Joy
  • Jonquil: Affection returned
  • Larkspur: An Open Heart
  • Lily-orange: Wealth
  • Lily of the Valley: Humility, Sweetness, and Return of Happiness
  • Ranunculus: Cheerful, Jolly and charming
  • Tulip: Love and Passion
  • Tulip-red: Declaration of love
  • Violet (white): Let's take a chance on love
  • Viscaria: Will you dance with me?
  • Woodruff: Sweet humility
  • Wax Flower: Riches Wisteria: Welcome, Salutation

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posted by Dave Richards at 9:57 PM | 0 comments
A fresh rose to wish someone special on Valentine's Day!


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posted by Dave Richards at 7:49 AM | 0 comments
How are you supposed to know which flowers are best for your Valentine? You must consider her tastes, as well as the message your gift can convey. There is no gift more popular on Valentine's Day than Valentine’s Day flowers. But, what kind of flowers will she like? What do they mean?

Women often wanted roses in colors other than the traditional red. Instead, they cooed over the "fragrant peach," "favorite yellow," and "elegant lavender" varieties.

Roses come in a range of colors, so if you decide to go the traditional route, the rule of thumb is to consider your Valentine's tastes. There are lots of different varieties of Valentines Day flower! You can take a sneak peek into my last post which talks about different Valentines Day flower!
Lilies came in a close second. Lilies in Valentine's colors are a great choice because they smell wonderful and they're so very beautiful when they bloom day after day. They're a slow blooming flower, so that means they last that much longer. The sweet aroma is wonderful! There are a number of varieties of lilies to choose from. Stargazers are fragrantly sweet, while Asiatic lilies have a touch of elegance.

You can find more information on the meanings of different types of Flower in Wish with flowers . Most of the women chose flower varieties ranging from daises to Chinese mums to orchids when they were asked about their Valentines Day flowers. Their reasons for choosing these types of flowers varied. So want to surprise your lady love with her favorite flower. Click here to know more about their choice.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
'Coz You Are My Friend !Special message to a close friend from across the miles.



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When A Rose Blooms...With this beautiful rose tell your loved one how much he/ she is thought about:



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posted by Dave Richards at 10:01 PM | 1 comments
A popular tendency is to associate Valentine's Day with a single type of flower – the Valentines Day rose. There are many other flowers too that are gifted on Valentine's Day. There is a reason why each of these flower is given on Valentine's Day. So start knowing there meaning. Call up the florist and book your favorites to make your valentine know how much you love him/her.

The giver associates each valentine day flower with a particular meaning and the recipient is suppose to get that meaning. These meanings are not accepted by everyone. Yet there seems to be a consensus on this matter, which enables people to communicate using flowers. Flowers express the best!
  • Tulip is “love and passion”. This is, in some ways, similar to red rose, which means love, respect, and courage.
  • Yellow tulip, on the other hand, conveys the sense “hopeless love”.
  • Hibiscus indicates delicate beauty and heather suggests admiration and beauty.
  • Ivy means a more specific type of love, namely wedded love.
  • Lotus flower means “separated love”
  • Lily of the valley means “let us make up” or “return of happiness”.
 
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Cupid, Love Potion, Fate ?.....Tell your sweetheart how special he/ she is to you !



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You've Touched My Heart!....An elegant card to let your sweetheart know how much he/ she has touched you.


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posted by Dave Richards at 4:09 AM | 12 comments
Planning all about the valentines day flower for your valentine and with all talking done with the florist , what should be the next step? Flowers are needed to be preserved for long! It is a symbol of love and you want to keep it alive! Don't forget to take care of the Valentine's Day flowers from your valentine. Because they are worth preserving. Isn't it? Here are few tips on how to do so-

  • Water is the most vital aspect of flower care. Try to keep the flowers in water to keep them fresh.
  • Keep the flowers cool. Warm temperatures shorten the life of the blooms.
  • When the valentine's day flowers start to wilt, remove the stem from the arrangement and re-cut the stem.
  • Next, submerge the entire flower in warm water.
  • Potted plants are also a popular gift. Like arrangements, keep them in a cool location and avoid heat drafts or dry air for longer color.
  • If your valentines day roses arrived in plastic water tubes, remove them before arranging.
  • Remove any leaves that will be under water, taking care not to cut through or scrape the green bark.
  • Recut stems by removing 1-2 inches with a sharp knife.
  • Immediately after cutting, place roses in a clean, deep vase of water containing a flower food provided by your florist.
  • Check the flower food solution daily and make sure to keep it full, clean, and fresh. If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely.
  • Keep your roses in a cool place, out of direct sun and drafts.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Roses Just For You!Pass on the different roses to someone who means a lot to you:



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With All My Love!A beautiful virtual rose to wish someone special on Valentine's Day:



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posted by Dave Richards at 9:54 PM | 0 comments

The Valentine’s Day rose transcends a specific meaning. The Valentines Day rose has been prized for thousands of years throughout a wide range of cultures, and has come to symbolize love, romance, passion and many different things. We can search for its meanings through mythology, religion, art and literature. The rose, which is undoubtedly the most popular flower in the world, speaks of love and has been the choice of lovers in every century. Indeed, there is no room for Valentines Day without a Rose. Surprisingly, if you rearrange the letters of the word rose you get Eros, the god of Love. So rose is the best way to express what you feel about your beloved. Here is some meanings attached to rose which will help you to express it more promptly!

Red rose : I Love You, True Love ,Congratulations, Courage and Respect

Red Rosebud : Pure & Lovely

Moss Rosebud : Confessions of Love

Bridal rose : Happy Love

White rose : Innocence , Purity ,Humility, I am Worthy of You

White Rosebud : Girlhood , Heart Ignorant of Love

Thornless rose : Love at First Sight , Early attachment

Yellow rose
: Decrease of Love , Jealousy , Joy

Leaf rose : You May Hope

Dark Crimson rose : Mourning

Deep red rose : Bashful , Shame

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Monday, February 5, 2007
Wishing You...Wish your loved ones on Valentine's Day with a bunch of flowers:



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My Heart Wants To Say...Say "I love you" to your valentine with this beautiful heart full of roses:



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posted by Dave Richards at 9:28 PM | 0 comments
A small bouquet of Valentines Day rose is a great alternative to a basket of other Valentine’s Day flowers for your valentine! Create a bouquet of roses that will make your beloved feel like the most precious and special someone in your life!

Instructions
STEP 1: Use miniature roses and rosebuds for the bouquet instead of large, open roses. Talk with your local florist about their availability. The number of roses needed will depend on the desired bouquet size and the size of the roses.
STEP 2: Use roses in colors that coordinate with those used to express your feeling for that special someone!
STEP 3: Use a purchased bouquet holder for the bouquet. Use a smaller bouquet holder than that used for the bridal or bridesmaids' bouquets.
STEP 4: Tie one large ribbon bow at the top of the bouquet holder's handle and/or tie several lengths of narrow ribbon there to create ribbon streamers. Use 1- or 2-inch-wide silk or satin ribbon for the bow and 1/4-inch ribbon for the streamers. Affix the ribbons with a bit of glue.
STEP 5: Create a hand-tied bouquet of miniature roses and rosebuds as an alternative to a bouquet. Make this bouquet as elaborate or as simple as you like.
STEP 6: Lay the roses, along with any greenery or other filler items, such as baby's breath, on a flat work surface. Position the roses close together so that their arrangement is symmetrical and all the roses are visible.
STEP 7: Tie the stems together with green floral tape or florist wire. Tie them just below the bottom-most rose in the arrangement. If some stems are not long enough to be secured by the tape or wire, affix the stem to another stem that is higher in the arrangement. This can also help keep the bouquet held tightly together.
STEP 8: Trim the stems so that they remain at least 5 inches long and tie a silk or satin bow at the bottom of the bouquet. Use 1- or 2-inch-wide ribbon that coordinates with the Valentines Day colors.
STEP 9: Use pearl sprays, lace trim and other decorative pieces in conjunction with the bow or in the bouquet.

Tips & Warnings

  • Order any flowers well in advance of the date and pick your flowers up from the florist as close to the Valentines Day as possible. This will help to insure that your flowers are their freshest.
  • Look for bouquet holders at floral supply and craft stores. Choose holders that come with a floral foam insert. Some holders also come with a lace "collar" that fits around the cone portion of the holder.
  • Remove thorns and dead or wilted leaves before arranging the bouquet. Wear a pair of gardening gloves for protection.
    Use feather leaf fern as a backing for your hand-tied bouquet and as filler in a more traditional bouquet.
  • Use artificial roses and greenery as an alternative to fresh ones. Artificial roses are usually less expensive and will be a lasting memento of a very special valentine’s day.
    Keep the bouquet as moist and as cool as possible until it is ready to be used.

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Say It With A Rose !......Ask your sweetheart to be your Valentine on this special day:


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posted by Dave Richards at 4:20 AM | 0 comments

Select the right flower in right color to convey your love feelings to your valentine. Get hold on some tips to present the"I LOVE YOU"flowers to your valentine. Do not be bothered about the size of the bouquet. If you are low on budget then select a single valentine rose. After all it’s the meaning attached to the flower and your feelings that touches your beloved. Select the flower with love and use your own judgement to do so. A great idea to touch your beloved's heart would be to attach a note along with the bouquet stating how much you love her or him. Do something unique in your own sweet way to make Valentine's Day more special for your beloved.

Book your rose bouquet in advance to ensure that it reaches in time for the special occasion, the Valentines Day. Attach a card with mushy words along with a the bunch of roses for maximum impact. Or try sending an e-card online to save time. Ladies should not get into the impression that they are ones who should be receiving the flowers as researches show that men love to receive flowers from their sweethearts as much as women do. It has been noticed that men like crisp colors like red, orange and yellow. Blooming plant is also a great Valentine's Day Gift Idea for men and women!

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posted by Dave Richards at 4:08 AM | 0 comments
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Vase Of Roses...Wish someone special with these rich red roses:

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A Heart Fulla Wishes...A box full of roses for your near and dear ones to wish a Happy Valentine's Day:

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The valentines day rose has been associated with love for quite a long time as these were the favorite flower of Venus, the love goddess. And Valentine’s Day being the day to celebrate love, roses unanimously top the charts on Valentine's Day. Add up some spice with rose trivias on happy valentines day. Let your loved ones know how much you care and what does a simple red rose mean to you!

  • Legend has it that during the Roman Empire there was an incredibly beautiful maiden named Rhodanthe. Her beauty drew many suitors who pursued her relentlessly. Exhausted by their pursuit, Rhodanthe was forced to take refuge in the temple of her friend Diana. Unfortunately, Diana was of a jealous nature and when the suitors broke down her temple gates to get near the beloved Rhodanthe, she became furious. Enraged, Diana turned Rhodanthe into a rose and her suitors into thorns.

  • In an Arabic legend, all roses were originally white until one night when the nightingale met a beautiful white rose and fell in love. At this stage nightingales were not known for their melodious song — they merely croaked and chirped like any other bird. But now the nightingale's love was so intense that he was inspired to sing for the first time. Eventually his love was such that he pressed himself to the flower and the thorns pierced his heart, coloring the rose red forever.

  • It is said that Cleopatra knew full well the seductive power of roses. When she entertained Mark Antony on her barge, Cleopatra made sure he was surrounded by the fragrance and extravagance of the flower. Cleopatra had the banquet tables scattered with roses, the floors covered 18 inches deep in petals, the couches lined with rose-filled mattresses, and rose-filled net bags were used as cushions for the two lovers.

  • In Christianity, the red rose is symbolic of the blood of Christ and a symbol of martyrdom, charity, the passion and resurrection. The white rose is linked to the Virgin Mary — the rose without thorns.

  • Shakespeare refers to roses more than 50 times throughout his writings.

  • It fits that the French were the first people to first deliver roses. It was also the French explorer Samuel de Champlain brought the first cultivated roses to North America in the seventeenth century.

Check out how much you know about roses. Test your knowledge here and surprise your valentine with it.

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Friday, February 2, 2007
Letyour heart speak those three golden words for your valentine:


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posted by Dave Richards at 10:47 PM | 0 comments
There are many types of Roses through which you can express your feelings for your Valentine. Valentines day rose wishes are combination of warmth and vigour. So why wait? Here are few types of roses which would express your true feelings for your valentine this year!

Floribunda: Make any landscape design stand out with the most colorful of rose types. Floribunda roses are bushy shrubs and produce flower clusters of three to 15.

Hybrid Tea: One of the most popular rose types, hybrid teas are upright bushes that generally produce one flower per stem. Blooms have a high-center point. Many varieties reveal a beautiful fragrance.

Grandiflora: A grandiflora is a cross between a floribunda and a hybrid tea. This rose grows up to six feet tall and produces classic hybrid tea flower clusters.

Shrub & Landscape: Coming in all shapes and sizes, shrub and landscape roses work well in any landscape. Landscape roses grow close to the ground, like ground cover, and have a very spreading habit.

Climber: Climbing roses help dress up any garden, usually growing on a trellis or a fence. These roses have long, arching canes with numerous flowers that can cover walls, pillars or any other type of supporting structure.

Miniature: Miniature roses are the smallest of rose plants, growing anywhere from six inches to two feet tall. This rose type is hardy, flowers continuously and is perfect for container gardening.

Tree Roses: Tree roses are made up of a hardy root stock grafted to a long stem that is, in turn, grafted to a rose bush at the top of the stem. The tree rose is a lovely addition to the garden, but extra care is needed to insure its survival over winter.
 
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Just a quick click is awaiting for a lovely bouquet to be delivered to your valentine. Use the languages of rose to choose them.

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Thursday, February 1, 2007
A rose can speak a thousand words. The language of roses are different for different people. Do you know the various languages of rose? Here are some to help you! Make sure you learn them by heart and be careful in chosing them for your Valentine!

  • CAROLINA ROSE: Love is dangerous
  • WHITE ROSEBUD: Too young to love
  • WHITE WITHERED ROSE: I am in despair
  • HALF-BLOWN ROSE: Timid lover
  • FULL-BLOWN ROSE: Engagement
  • CHINA ROSE: Beauty is always new
  • JAPAN ROSE: Beauty is your only attraction
  • YELLOW ROSE: You have betrayed me
  • ROSE LEAF: You may hope
  • MOSS ROSE: Superior confessions of love
  • WILD ROSE: Charming simplicity
  • MUSK ROSE: Capricious beauty

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