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Why Red Roses Ignite Your Senses

Posted by Suzie Canale on Wed, Jul 19, 2017

It’s true, right?  Red roses are the number one flower given to women as a romantic gesture and have long held the symbolic meaning attached to love and passion.  For centuries, this variety has been “Queen Bee” in her realm against other species, trumping over white lilies, orchids and even daisies.  I bet more than once in your lifetime, you’ve received a dozen or more of roses, perhaps from a partner or better yet, an admirer?  Yes, long stem red roses continue to hold a strong demand in the floral business, becoming the number #1 imported product for holidays such as Valentine’s Day.  It’s impressive how these beauties have maintained their popularity over the years, even when new competitors appear in the market.  For some reason, they just never seem to hold a candle to this oldie but goodie… If you’re curious as to why this might be, the answer lies within the properties of the bloom-specifically its ability to affect several of the human body’s senses.  Pretty cool, don’t you think!

When it comes to your sniffer- the nose always knows… The scent of the red rose is one of the most powerful floral aromas, which enhances both mood and sex drive.  In some cultures, red roses are strewn around a honeymooner’s bed with tiny petals spread about in order to encourage a “healthy physical relationship” between the partners as well as an emotional one.  Typically, you’ll find that most varieties have a perfumed, sultry smell that is different from others which can have a sweeter scent that is another sign of erotica.


To touch a rose is like grazing your fingertips against a silky material and is often also compared to a velvet fabric.  The petals can be used multi-purposely by adding them into baths to create a luxurious bathing experience.  Once the blossoms release the oils contained within the petals, you’ll find the water is enhanced to contain these essential elements that in turn will soften the skin.

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Red is the color of passion and roses represent this perfectly due to their rich shades that epitomize love, hearts and blood.  Red is another strong attribute when speaking of the senses because most people react to this shade faster over any other including blue, yellow and orange.   

Tags: Boston Roses, Rose Symbolism, Flowers for Emotional Health, Roses

Learn How to Select Roses for Your Garden

Posted by Olive Smith on Wed, May 11, 2016

Roses have the ultimate power to capture your attention and love, right? Just watching the lush and colorful roses in flowers is pretty ideal however you should know that it takes more than just planting to have them. In case if you have fallen for the love of roses and want to be rose gardener or just want to try planting a few rose bushes, then selecting roses for your garden is quite important. A rose garden will not only give you an admirable scenario but you can even send roses to your friends and relatives or you can use them in bouquets.

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No matter what you use for, here is a simple guide that can give you a clever idea of how to select right rose for your garden.

So, lost in the utter confusion of which roses to plant? Well prior you start searching and begin selecting the roses for your lovely garden you need to comprehend what it takes to have a good selection process. Your wants and likes are not the only determinants to the type of rose that you can plant. The prior thing you need to consider is the climate of the area where you reside and the place where you plan to set up your garden.

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There are numerous sort of roses that really find difficult to grow in colder climates. That doesn’t mean that harsh hot climates are perfect for them. To rejuvenate your place with beautiful roses, you should be aware about their basic requirements, for instance, a rose plant requires at least six hours of continuous sunlight every day. A rose plant without sunlight might not bloom or won’t survive at all.  If you are sure that your climate is appropriate for growing roses, you can begin selecting roses for your garden.


Still stuck with the same question, which roses to pick for your garden? To come down to a right answer you need to ask yourself few questions. Like –

  • What sort of flowers do you prefer?
  • Do you love fragrant roses or you love lush of blooms more?
  • What you want to see roses with long stems or roses that grow in clumps?
  • What colors do you prefer?
  • Do you want your roses to bloom once a year or more often, if possible?

While selecting roses for your garden you should be aware about different sorts of roses you can consider. Hybrid teas are known types of roses as they are pretty similar to the long stemmed roses we all adore. These roses are seen in a stem and the stem reaches around 5 feet in height. Another essential type to consider for your garden is Grandiflora rose which grows in clusters and can reach up to six feet. Florbundas, on the other hand, are shorter as they grow to up to only about three feet but they also grow in clusters.

Again note down that when you select roses for your garden, considering the climate should be your priority. Along with that it is even important to pick your bushes from known and quality nurseries. Moreover if you are looking for better quality you can even order them online. Please do not be uncertain in spending a few more dollars just to get better bushes. They will be worth the amount you pay for. In the event you pick up bushes that are of low quality, then you will pay for rose bushes that won’t grow healthy or beautifully. It always pays to learn more about the best rose types you can grow in your area and also about the best ways to care for them. Moreover, at the end you will be getting flowers that are worth the extra effort.

 


Olive Smith is a professional blogger and is a florist too. With this post, she is sharing the significance of send roses to someone special in your life.

Tags: Garden Roses, Boston Roses, Blue Roses, Bed of Roses, Roses

Popular January Flowers in New England

Posted by Suzie Canale on Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Brr, it’s cold out there but we still love our flowers!   During the chilly month of January, the blues might set in and a beautiful bouquet is just the thing to cheer us up.  Although there is a plethora of choices that Boston florists can offer you, there are certain blooms that are more appropriate for this time of year.  Reasons might include durability, availability and color shades which makes them popular and a wise selection when browsing window case coolers.  I realize we all have our favorites (mine is the chocolate cosmos, virtually impossible to find in January) but trust me, now isn’t the time to be stubborn.  Opting for flowers that are not seasonal can often lead to high costs and a premature lifespan of the plants.  Don’t worry, I’m sure one of these blossoming beauties will satisfy all of you Bostonians until the warmer temperatures roll around again. 

 

Paper Whites

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Paper Whites are a delicate variety related to the daffodil family.  Its simple but elegant appearance makes them a flexible fit for any décor or room style.  Paper Whites are gifted with the characteristic of a strong smell that is sweet and aromatic for your living space.  The stems are often sold in bulb form either already potted or organized in bags for their owner to maintain.  These are a great pick after the holidays because they are long lasting and affordable for every flower budget.  

 

Roses

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You can never go wrong with roses for a couple of reasons.   For one, they come in a variety of colors that most florists carry daily within their shops.  Number two, roses come from a multitude of states and countries around the world, so they’re pretty accessible which is a good thing because low inventory means a higher price.  Another pro is that they are universal in appeal and if fresh, they can withstand a fair amount of time in a vase.  Places that are ideal for roses to be grown from are Holland, Ecuador and California.  That is until your own garden roses begin to bloom again!

 Tulips

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You might think that tulips are boring but in all honesty, they are remarkable in breed, size, color and affordability.  Available the most during the colder months (they hate the heat), tulips are carried by an extensive list of retailers because they are pre-sleeved and already set for merchandising.  This factor allows pricing to be relatively low, usually costing anywhere from $6.00 to $15.00 for 10 stems depending on the location of the store.  Their packaging makes them a great grab-on-the-go item and another bonus is that they are easy to care.  Something to keep in mind is that tulips stretch in length so if they are put in oasis, you might have to double trim their stems to keep the desired height of the centerpiece.

suzie_c Suzie & Ryan Canale, Newbury Street, Boston 2014

 

Tags: Boston Roses, Paper Whites, Tulips, January

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Roses from Exotic Flowers

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Roses from Ecuador

  1. Our roses arrive from Ecuador - Ecuador has proven to be the best grown roses in flower exhibits throughout the world.
  2. We hydrate and process our roses with the highest efficiency creating a longer life for our customers. We clean, hydrate and refrigerate all our roses to ensure optimum performance.
  3. We work closely with farms and vendors to prevent problems before they happen.
  4. We're a busy Boston flower shop. High turnover means flowers do not hang around. Our roses last.
  5. We're experienced. Over 100 years of design and sales experience on staff at all times. We do it right the first time.

Red Roses in Boston

Tags: Boston Roses, Ecuadorian Roses, Roses

The Allure and Mystery of Blue Roses via Exotic Flowers in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Jul 15, 2011

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A conversation about blue roses often becomes a love/hate one. Some of our clients love blue roses and can only have blue roses or no other flower. Other clients loathe them and consider them an insult to nature. Because Boston is conservative, blue roses rarely find their way to the tables of Beacon Hill, Newton or Wellesley.

Blue roses do not exist in nature. At Exotic Flowers in Boston, we import hundreds of blue roses every week from Ecuador. These Boston Blue Roses are actually a white rose dyed blue while still in Ecuador. After the white rose is cut, the white becomes very thirsty. The white rose is then immersed in a blue dye solution. The flowers draws the dye straight up the stem to the petals; that is why the stems and foliage of our blue roses appear blue as well.

Because of the absence of blue roses in nature, the blue rose has adopted a symbolism of mystery and allure. This symbolism creates a connection with those giving and receiving the blue roses.

blue roses vase resized 600At Exotic Flowers, we are believe in sending the outrageous. Our vision statement, Reaction Guaranteed,' resonates with the sending of blue roses. Of course, the staff at Exotic Flowers may not care for blue roses, but we also would not drive a bright yellow car or a mini-cooper. To each their own, blue roses are here to stay.

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The next stop on the horizon is the blue orchid plant. Another conversation for another blog.

Tags: Boston Roses, Blue Roses, Blue Orchids

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