Organic Flower Guide – February
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 8:00 am
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, fresh flowers are on the minds of many. Buying your loved one a beautiful bouquet of flowers is a great way to show love and appreciation. Unfortunately, fresh flowers can take quite a toll on the environment and on your pocketbook. Just like when buying food, purchasing fresh organic flowers that are in season is the best way to protect the environment. Buying flowers during the season nature intended is also a great way to save some cash since the farmers doesn’t have to use extra chemicals to properly grow these flowers. Buying flowers in season is also a great way to save money on decorations for a large party such as a wedding.
Here is a guide to some of the beautiful flowers that are in season during the month of February:
There are several different varieties of lily available throughout the year. During this month, the Stargazer, Casablanca, and Calla varieties are in season. Lilies are characterized by their long, beautiful petals. They also feature a collection of stamens in the center. Calla lilies feature a single petal wrapped around one stamen. Lilies are often associated with life, purity, faith, hope, renewal and more. In addition to being beautiful in a standalone bouquet, lilies are beautiful when paired with other smaller flowers as add fullness to your bouquet.
Ranunculus are characterized by their many brightly colored petals. These delicate looking flowers are related to the peonies and anemones and look similar to camellia flowers. They come in many colors such as red, yellow, pink, orange, violet, or white. Giving your loved one ranunculus is believed to be saying “I am dazzled by your charms.” When planning a party or wedding, these brightly colored flowers make a great substitution for more expensive peonies or roses.
These bright, bushy blooms are available in many colors and are characterized by a tight grouping of smaller blooms. You can get them in white, pink, blue, or purple. One popular variety will change in color from pink to a light sky blue depending on the acidity of the soil. Hydrangeas are beautiful in a bouquet by themselves, or they look great when combined with other flowers. They represented vanity in Victorian times, but now are believed to represent anything sincerely heartfelt.
This classic symbol of love, romance and beauty is available in several different varieties and colors. Some blooms are even available year round. Roses are characterized by their round shape and many densely packed petals. They are also well known for their beautiful scent. The great thing about roses is that they are available in many different colors and hues, so you can use them for any occasion. Certain colors symbolize different things. For example, while the red rose represents love and passion, the yellow rose symbolizes friendship.
Whatever you decide to buy your loved one, flowers will leave a wonderful impression! Also check out our blog on natural Valentine’s gift ideas!