Shotwell Floral

Shotwell Floral

Posted by shotwell florist on November 17, 2019 | Last Updated: November 19, 2019 Flowers

5 Amazing Flowers We’re Thankful For

Flowers are always in style and in season at Shotwell Floral, serving Fargo and the surrounding areas. Our florists think flowers deserve to be admired and enjoyed every day of the year — not just on special occasions. They’re beautiful and fragrant. They also have a set of incredible health benefits that people can enjoy just by spending time around them. They’ve been shown to lower stress and blood pressure, improve mood, and strengthen memory. Flowers also accelerate the recovery of people who are sick, injured, or who have had surgery.

With so many wonderful benefits, there’s no reason why you should wait for the next holiday or special occasion to surround yourself and loved ones with flowers. Why not order today?

What Are the Most Popular Flowers?

Flower popularity depends on where and when you live. Lotus flowers and camellias, for example, are really popular in East Asia but aren’t used as often in other parts of the world. There was also a time when tulips were so prized that they were used as currency, and the most desirable bulbs sold for thousands of dollars.

It’s not easy for florists to narrow down their favorite flowers to a list of just five, but we picked these based on their exceptional beauty, special meaning, and versatility in floral designs.

1. Roses

dark pink roses in cube vase

Modern Six

We love roses for their timeless elegance and ability to elevate every bouquet’s beauty. You likely already associate red roses with romance, but did you know that the other varieties of roses have significant meanings, too? For example, orange roses represent passion, pink roses are for admiration, and blue roses represent the unattainable.

2. Sunflowers

sunflowers adn oragne roses with purple accents in blue cube

Season of Gratitude

Sunflowers represent thoughtfulness, admiration, and dedication. We especially love sunflowers for the cheerful appearance of their sunny-yellow petals. They’re perfect in autumn arrangements and vibrant arrangements alike!

3. King Protea

red king protea in vase with greens

Posh Protea

The king protea is the largest of all protea flowers. They have an otherworldly appearance that adds visual interest and texture to floral designs. Proteas symbolize courage, resourcefulness, and transformation.

4. Lilies

king protea and star gazer pink lilies with red and green accents in vase

Exotic Beauty

Lilies are one of our favorite flowers because they offer so many options for arrangements. They bloom in every color, except blue, and grow in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Depending on the color and type of lily, their meanings can range from creativity, good luck, and passion to purity and faithfulness.

5. Purple Stock

violet colored stock with lavender roses hydrangea and greens in vase

Lush and Lavender

Purple stock smells amazing and blooms in cones of delicate flowers. Stock flowers come in other colors, but we love the purple and lavender varieties most. Stock flowers symbolize a happy life and lasting beauty, making them a perfect addition to a bouquet for anyone you love.

What Your Favorite Flower Says About You

Flowers all have their own symbolic meanings, and some people also believe that a person’s favorite flower can reveal a part of their personality. For example, a person who loves roses is said to be great at bringing out the best in others. Those who love lilacs are also thought to be nostalgic. If you’re a fan of lilies, then you might also have a calming effect on others. Tulip lovers value their families above everything else, and those who like sunflowers are cheerful.

Ordering Flowers for Someone

When ordering flowers for someone, it’s important to consider your relationship, the occasion, and the sentiment you want the flowers to convey. We recommend reserving red roses for romantic relationships and occasions. It’s also a good idea to avoid all-white floral arrangements, except for somber occasions, because they usually symbolize sympathy and remembrance. If you’re not sure, a seasonal arrangement or a bouquet featuring a variety of colors and flowers is always a great choice!

Ordering flowers from Shotwell Floral is simple! With our online ordering took, you can have flowers delivered to just about any location with the click of a button. Plus, we always welcome our customers to visit our flower shop for personalized assistance and professional recommendations.