logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies
Romance Novels


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Floral Design Site

BellaOnline's Floral Design Editor

g

Valentine's Day 2006

Guest Author - Connie Krochmal

Looking ahead to Valentine’s Day 2006, what can we expect? Based on sales in 2005, flowers will still hold the number one place for Valentine's Day gifts. Both jewelry and chocolate rank below bouquets. For 2006, you should expect to pay slightly higher prices than you did in 2005 for flowers. The rise in energy costs will be reflected in the cost of cut stems.

Despite all the other kinds of flowers that are available, roses continue to be the most popular. Red roses remain a best seller.

In 2005, Americans bought about 175 million roses for Valentine’s Day. Of all the different holidays, this one accounts for about 24% of all flower sales, just slightly less than Mother’s Day and Christmas.

Though it is true that most flowers are purchased for spouses or significant others, nearly one-fourth of the total for Valentine’s Day are purchased by women for either friends or family, particularly for their mothers. On average, most people will spend well over a hundred dollars on gifts.

When it comes time to choose gifts, consider other kinds of flowers besides roses. Tulips would be a wonderful choice. These appealing flowers are chic and fun. What’s even more important is that they have a longer vase life than roses. Tulips come in a marvelous array of colors and shapes. There are ones to suit each loved one’s individual personality.

When it comes to color, tulips have a lot to offer. There are scarlet ones, rose-red ones, and crimson along with a myriad of different pinks, whites, and creams.

You’ll find many kind of red colored tulips are available. Rococo Parrot Tulip features feathery, ruffled petals with delightful splashes of green. Other suitable reds include Amor Double Late Tulips. This peony-like bloom features glistening, multiple-tiered red petals. Estella Ridjveld Parrot Tulip has curled blooms with streaks of red on a green and white background. Barbados Fringed Tulip has a spiky appearance. In waxy-red tones, this features delicately feathered edges.

For this holiday, you can’t beat the classic egg-shaped tulips, such as that seen in the Ile de France Triumph Tulip. This gorgeous, cardinal-red blossoms appears on slender, sturdy stems.

For Valentine’s Day, choose exotic looking Rembrandt type tulips. They come in a wide range of colors. These would be especially suitable for 2006 marks the 400th year of the artist’s birth.

Cut tulips cost much less than roses. So you can buy two or three bunches for the same amount of money. Cut tulips will be available at all the usual retail outlets.

This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to Twitter Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to Facebook Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to MySpace Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to Del.icio.us Digg Valentine%27s+Day+2006 Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to Yahoo My Web Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to Google Bookmarks Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to Stumbleupon Add Valentine%27s+Day+2006 to Reddit




RSS | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Floral Design Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Connie Krochmal. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Connie Krochmal. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor