Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…
A Denver florist shares Valentine's Day flower ideas
Roses are red, violets are blue, check out what Valentine’s Day florals are in store for you. A bouquet of red roses is a timeless option to send to someone you love, but why not shake it up a little?
There are plenty of flower shops in Colorado where you can find in-season florals for making your own bouquet. Or, you can leave it to the experts to design a floral creation while still supporting local flower shops.
Here, you’ll find inspiration from a Denver shop owner about what flowers are trending this year, and you can browse dozens of local businesses at a one-stop-shop for local floral deliveries.
BloomNation is an online floral marketplace that specializes in fresh, hand-delivered flowers direct from local florists. “We wanted to help give local florists a boost so they could reach more people and have more opportunities to sell their unique, handmade arrangements,” says Gregg Weisstein, co-founder and COO of BloomNation.
BloomNation is similar to Etsy or eBay, as the website shows the original arrangements from each shop. The florist will upload the design, the price and delivery area so that customers can search by location and see what floral options are available for hand delivery in their area. Customers can see real photos and read customer reviews in one place.
“Flowers are a great way for people to express themselves and let their loved ones know that they’re thinking of them, especially during these trying times,” says Weisstein.
We sat down with Donald and Nancy White, the co-owners of Denver’s The Twisted Tulip, and part of BloomNation, to get some insight about Valentine’s Day florals.
What’s your favorite flower to add to a Valentine’s Day arrangement?
Tulips, of course! We want every recipient to remember their flowers from “The Twisted Tulip.”
Any special flowers trending in 2021?
Dahlias, orchids, and peonies all seem to be pretty popular this year.
What inspired you to open a flower shop?
I [Donald] used to make up arrangements for Nancy from our backyard. When we had the opportunity to purchase an existing shop, we did. We closed on our anniversary. So Nancy got a flower shop instead of just a flower arrangement.
What do you hope your arrangements inspire in your customers?
We want every recipient to be WOWed! Our hope is that they feel a positive emotional experience when they receive our flowers.