Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tampa Florist and Unusual Flowers Tampa

Here at Apple Blossoms Floral Designs we take great price in carrying some of natures most unusual flowers. From the Pin Cushion Protea native to South Africa and grown in California on some of the most spectacular mountain sides. To some of my favorites the Vanda Orchid grown especially for us just outside of the Tampa City Limits. I enjoy buying as much produce locally as I can to maintain quality and freshness.

Sunflowers are even fun without the petals. Gives great texture to an arrangement.

Here are some of the splendors. Nigella Pods (Love in the Mist), Kangaroo Paw, Leucadendron, and Hanging Amaranthus.

Visit us for our specials.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rose Colors and Rose Meanings

Red Roses: A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red Roses convey deep emotions - be it love, longing or desire. Red Roses can also be used to convey respect, admiration or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow. The number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. 12 red roses is the most popular of all which conveys "Be mine" and "I love you"

White Roses: White is the color of purity, chastity and innocence. White flowers are generally associated with new beginnings and make an ideal accompaniment to a first-time bride walking down the isle. White flowers can be used to convey sympathy or humility. They also are indicative of spirituality. Hence, White roses also follow suit.

Yellow Roses: Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance. Yellow roses evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring. The yellow rose, like the other roses, does not carry an undertone of romance. It indicates purely platonic emotions.

Pink Roses: There are a lot of variations of the pink rose. Over all, pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink rose blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence. Deep pink rose blooms convey deep gratitude and appreciation. Pink roses also connote elegance and grace.

Orange Roses: While a yellow rose reminds us of the sun, an orange rose reminds us of a fiery blaze. These fiery blooms signify passion and energy. Orange roses can be used to express intense desire, pride and fervor. They also convey a sense of fascination. These flowers rival only the red roses as messengers of passion in romance.

Lavender Roses: A Lavender rose like its color conveys enchantment. It also expresses "love at first sight" . Darker shades of lavender roses (close to purple) convey a sense of regal majesty and splendor. These roses are used to express fascination and adoration.

Blue Roses: A perfectly blue rose is still elusive like the perfectly black rose. Blue roses cannot be achieved naturally so they represent the unattainable or the mysterious. Blue roses therefore embody the desire for the unattainable. They say "I can't have you but I can't stop thinking about you"

Green roses: Green is the color of harmony, of opulence, of fertility. It is also a color indicative of peace and tranquility. Green roses (these are off-white roses with shades of green) can symbolize best wishes for a prosperous new life or wishes for recovery of good health

Black Roses: Black is the color of death and farewell. A black rose, like the blue rose remains elusive. What we know as black roses are actually really dark red roses. Black roses convey the death of a feeling or idea. Sending black roses to someone indicates the death of the relationship.

Mixed Roses: By mixing rose blooms of different colors purposefully, you can create a bouquet of emotions. For example, a bouquet of red and white roses would mean I love you intensely and my intentions are honourable. A random mix of roses would convey mixed feelings or send a message: "I don't know what my feelings are yet but I sure do like you enough to send you roses."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Garden Roses

The Garden Rose has become one of the top sought after wedding flowers of all time. Now it has become more readily available on the flower market. Not only does this rose take on a more romantic look but it has a fragrance of days gone by that has attracted so many people to these beauties. Not many Tampa Florist carry these on a regular basis, but we have now changed that. We have these available to our customers all the time. Whether you stop by for our daily special of 2 for 1 loose flowers or choose to have a dozen sent out to brighten someones day. These Garden Roses are always a hit.