Beyond The Red Rose

A red rose.  They are what most people associate with romance and what most people gravitate toward come Valentine's Day.   Believe it or not I know people who think they shouldn't buy roses for themselves.  That roses are only to be received from that special someone on a special occasion.  I know, I can't believe it either! If a rose is what you like, do yourself a favor and buy them for yourself anytime you like.  I'd suggest once a week.  My obsession with fresh flowers really kicked into high gear once I had my first job out of college.  It was at a law firm in Boston's financial district.  There was a great flower kiosk on Federal Street (may still be there?) where I would stop and buy flowers for my desk and home every week.  It was such a treat and one I continue today.

This Valentine's Day think beyond the red rose friends!  I love a red rose just as much as the next person but there is so much pretty to be had when it comes to flowers for Valentine's Day.  I'd much prefer to receive a mixed bouquet of blooms...here's a little inspiration from Poppies to you.

 
Little pops of color.  Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.  

Little pops of color.  Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.  

 
Tulips and not just any tulips.  Fringe tulips! Hellebores, ranunculus, blackberries, sweet peas and geranium leaves just to name a few of the ingredients featured here.  Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.

Tulips and not just any tulips.  Fringe tulips! Hellebores, ranunculus, blackberries, sweet peas and geranium leaves just to name a few of the ingredients featured here.  Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.

Always take care when wrapping a bouquet.  Pretty paper and ribbon goes a long way.  Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.

Always take care when wrapping a bouquet.  Pretty paper and ribbon goes a long way.  Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.

 
Finished and ready to arrive on your doorstep this Valentines Day! Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.

Finished and ready to arrive on your doorstep this Valentines Day! Floral Design by Poppies.  Photo by Meg Manion Photography.

 

I'd love to know what your go to is for Valentine's Day.  Share your comments below.