Robertson's Flowers

Robertson's Flowers

Posted by robertsonsflowers on November 17, 2019 | Last Updated: November 21, 2019 Flower Gifts Flowers

5 Pretty Flowers We’re Thankful For

Flowers are always in season and in style at Robertson’s Flowers, serving Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Our florists think they should be appreciated every day of the year — not just on special occasions. Flowers are fragrant and beautiful. Plus, they have some pretty impressive health benefits that you can experience just by being around them. They can reduce stress and lower blood pressure, boost your mood, and improve memory. Flowers also have been shown to accelerate the recovery of patients after surgery and those who are sick or injured.

With so many reasons to celebrate flowers, there’s no reason to wait until the next holiday or special occasion to surround yourself and loved ones with petals. Why not order today?

These Are Some of the Most Popular Flowers

Flowers that are popular have exception beauty, variety, fragrance, and symbolic meaning. Flower popularity can also depend on where and when you live. Camellias and lotus flowers, for example, are frequently used in East Asia, but they’re less common elsewhere. There was a time when tulips were highly valuable and prized possessions. They could pass as currency and became a symbol of status. Single bulbs of the most desirable varieties sold for thousands.

It’s not easy for a florist to narrow down their favorite flowers to a list of just five, but we chose these based on their popularity, symbolic meanings, and versatility in floral designs.

1. Roses

close up of red roses

Roses

Roses are timeless, elegant, and sweetly fragrant. They’re also quite versatile because they bloom in many colors. Red roses symbolize romance, but did you know that other varieties have their own special meanings, too? White roses symbolize purity, pink roses are for admiration, lavender represents love at first sight, and orange symbolizes passion.

2. Orchids

orange lilies and peach flowers in vase

Harvest Blooms

purple orchid with orange red and green florals in a vase

Garden Jewels

There are an estimated 30,000 different varieties of orchids growing in the world, making them one of the flowers with the most diversity. Orchids represent exotic beauty, glorious femininity, thoughtfulness, refinement, and charm, making them a perfect gift for any special woman in your life.

3. Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria is the flower of friendship, but it’s often overlooked in bouquets. If you look closely, however, you’ll see it used in most of the floral designs out there. These lovely flowers feature speckled petals in combinations of white, cream, peach, yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple.

4. Calla Lilies

orange calla lilies and pink carnations with greenery in vase

Amber Glow

Our favorite type of lily is the calla lily. These exotic beauties bloom in a variety of sizes and colors including, white, yellow, orange, pink, and the deepest purple. They usually represent purity, faithfulness, and holiness.

5. Sunflowers

yellow sunflowers with pink and purple floral accents

Brilliant Blooms

Sunflowers have the power to cheer up anyone. Their bright, sunshine-yellow petals star in any arrangement, but they’re especially beautiful in autumn designs and bouquets featuring a rainbow of vibrant colors.

The Meanings Behind Your Favorite Flowers

Flowers all have their own symbolic meanings, and some people even think that a person’s favorite flower has the power to reveal something about their personality. For example, if you love sunflowers, then you’re said to be cheerful. People who prefer roses have a knack for bringing out the best in others. Those who love orchids are thought to be mysterious, and if you favor lilies, then you’re probably compassionate and dignified.

red and peach flowers in vase

Scarlet Splendor

Ordering Flowers Is Easy

When ordering flowers for someone, it’s essential to consider your relationship, the occasion, and what you want the flowers to say. We recommend saving red roses for romantic relationships and occasions only. It’s also smart to reserve all-white floral arrangements for somber occasions, as they symbolize remembrance and sympathy. If you’re not sure what type of arrangement would be appropriate, choosing a seasonal design or bouquet featuring multiple colors and flowers is always a wonderful option.

At Robertson’s Flowers, we make ordering flowers easy! With our online floral delivery tool, you can send flowers to just about any location with the click of a button. We also always welcome customers to visit any of our flower shops for personalized assistance and professional recommendations.