Here at Donnington Valley Hotel, we are lucky enough to have fresh and seasonal flower arrangements throughout the hotel, courtesy of Harrison and Green Florist.
With Valentine’s Day just a couple of days away, we caught up with founder, Karen Harrison, to find out her top tips for choosing gorgeous Valentine’s flowers that are sure to impress.
Consider the recipient
Think about the person you are sending the flowers to. What is your relationship with them? Would they prefer a single, token flower or a more extravagant bouquet? What is their favourite flower? Taking the time to think about these details will result in a more unique and personal gift.
Get creative and think outside the box
Whilst the red rose is symbolic for Valentine’s Day, it is not the only the flower in existence! Think beyond the traditional red rose and consider seasonal flowers such as tulips, ranunculus or narcis. Nine times out of ten the result will be much better value for money.
Roses might be red, but there are other colours to choose from
Red is very much the traditional colour associated with Valentine’s Day, but there are many alternatives. Think about the décor of your loves’ home – what colour palette do they have? What is their favourite colour? This will enhance the romantic gesture and will show how much thought you have put it into the gift.
Whilst supermarkets are great at producing good value for money, they are no florists! The likelihood is that flowers have been cut and wrapped many days ago and would have travelled a long way in boxed buckets to reach the shop shelf – this will impact the longevity of the flowers. Instead, think of your local independent florist! We specialise in using seasonal fresh beautiful blooms all year round – the end result will be much better – trust me!