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The Hidden Messages Behind Custom Flower Bouquets

BY: STEPHANIE MCDANIEL | 2.6.2015 |
The Hidden Messages Behind Custom Flower Bouquets

Most people know that a rose is the universal symbol for love. Fewer people, however, know that an eryngium represents independence, or that a campanula can be used to express gratitude. 

All of these flower meanings take on added resonance around Valentine’s Day, when picking the right bouquet might mean the difference between a kiss and a kick to the curb. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of nine flower combinations to help you say the right thing, whether it’s “I love you” or “I accidentally used your toothbrush.”

1.

Flower Meanings  Yellow Rose   Bouvardia

“Will you be my best friend?”

2.

Flower Meanings  Mimosa   Magnolia

“I’ve had a crush on you for years.”

3.

Flower Meanings  Bluebell   Ivy

“I’ll be yours forever.”

4.

Flower Meanings  Chrysanthemum   Sea Holly

“Let’s get married but keep our own bank accounts.”

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5.

Flower Meanings  Yellow Tulip   Larkspur

“I love you. Just kidding! No, really.”

6.

Flower Meanings  Peach Blossom   Bluebell

“I love you. Please open this cage.”

7.

Flower Meanings  Anthurium   Campanula   Hydrangea

“Can I stay the night?”

8.

Flower Meanings  Snapdragon   Poppy   Globe Amaranth

“I know you’re a vampire.”

9.

Flower Meanings  Lavender   Ginger Lily

“Please don’t ask where I bought you that fighter jet.”

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BY: Stephanie McDaniel Guide Staff Writer