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Black Pearl - The Hottest Red Rose for #ValentinesDay

Posted by Suzie Canale on Wed, Feb 01, 2017

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Did you know there are over 100, 000 different varieties of roses?  Out of those, there’s another few thousand species of red, which are still the most popular color requested for Valentine’s Day floral deliveries. Now, you might think a rose is just a rose but some species have made a name for themselves based on their exotic beauty, durability and pristine formation.  Due to these impeccable characteristics, growers devise a list of the most spectacular burgundy, maroon, crimson, scarlet, and ruby shades to promote to wholesale and retail customers around the world.   While super stunners such as “Darcy”, “Chrysler Imperial”, “Eternity”, “Black Magic” and “Samourai” have remained some of the top favorites by florists, a new breed is taking the industry by storm and is expected to become a hot seller for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.

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photo credit via Rosaprima

The Black Pearl Rose


The “Black Pearl” rose is becoming one of the hottest items this season and judging by its appearance, there’s little argument as to why.  The deep lush tone of blood red crimson is truly invoking, as is the flower’s velvet petals that promote a romantic effect when paired next to candlelight.  Being a relatively new variety, the Black Pearl is RosaprimaInc.’s premier pride amongst their other products and is referred to as the “crown jewel” of the rose world.  Sold exclusively by the rose grower, this stunner is cultivated in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador and shipped to designers who utilize the stems in prominent arrangements saved for their most exclusive clientele.

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Meanings of the rose extend from symbolizing “passion”, “romance” and “love” making this a fantastic choice to gift to your sweetheart this February.  Also keep in mind that stem length can extend from 40-90 centimeters and does not omit an aroma as do many other types of blooms  

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Purple Is The New Red For #ValentinesDay

Posted by Suzie Canale on Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Valentine’s Day flowers have usually been associated with the colors red and pink. There’s nothing wrong with this but wouldn’t it be nice if we could shake things up a bit?  Don’t get me wrong, a bouquet filled with these two tints, which signify love and sweetness are very pretty and complimentary to one another but it would be fun to add a pop of color every now and then?  Really, why limit our selves to red roses and pink tulips when there are so many stunning varieties to choose from that are equally beautiful.  Thankfully, Boston florists are recognizing a need to switch up a few of the customary blossoms this February and go for a fresh array of product that will hopefully please and excite their customers.  

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One trend that is beginning to make headway is the replacement of rouge with lavender.  What’s pushing purple to be used more often than red?  There’s a good few reasons why… For one thing, orders that are created with traditional shades are twice as expensive as opting for a less seasonal color.  Purple roses can be significantly less expensive than a box of long stem red roses and in many cases will last longer, too.  A second reason why lavender is being seen more often in Valentine’s Day pieces is because the color is both sultry and sexy-two prominent themes we like to see in romantic arrangements.  The last reason is because there’s a lot more to choose from in this color giving patrons a broader spectrum to select from.  As found in other industries, it’s a simple case of supply and demand.  There’s less availability of an item when the need suddenly spikes causing the price to increase.

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So if your starting to change your mind about red versus purple flowers this holiday, you’ll be happy to know that designers are already lining up their carts with stunning flavors other than roses. Holding the desirable pigmentation, all are available through your local florist this Valentine’s Day so be sure to say it with flowers and say, “I Love You”.  



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Top Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Suzie Canale on Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it and you don’t want to greet your sweetheart empty handed like you did last year.  As some of us may be forgetful about the holiday that occurs every February 14th, it’s helpful to have a reminder along with some quick gift suggestions.  Depending on whom you are planning to woo, Valentine’s Day presents should be suitable for their personality and character.   Gifts can be separated into all sorts of categories but for this purpose we’ll use the top five themes with the top five gifts to keep things simple; traditional, romantic, funny, cost efficient and of course- sexy.  Within each one of these segments, you’re bound to find the perfect something for your girlfriend that is just right for her! Try out these items that are sure to leave her bubbled over with love this holiday…

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Traditional

  1. Box of Chocolate
  2. A Dozen Red Roses
  3. A Bottle of Wine
  4. Perfume  
  5.  Jewelry

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Romantic

  1. Scented Candles
  2. Her Favorite Romantic Comedy on DVD
  3. Dinner at her Favorite Restaurant
  4. A Weekend Getaway
  5. “Why I Love You” Diary/Journal

 

Funny

  1. “Your Side My Side” Pillowcases
  2. Fuzzy Bedroom Slippers
  3. A Chocolate Game Controller
  4. Mug That Says “I Love You More Than Coffee”
  5. Condoms

 

Cost Efficient (Cheap)

  1. A Single Red Rose
  2. “Reasons Why I Love You” Message in a Bottle
  3. A Teddy Bear
  4. Handmade Coupon Book with Favors for your Sweetheart
  5. Her Favorite Lipstick

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Sexy

  1. Lingerie
  2. Kama Sutra Book
  3.  Silk Robe/Pajamas
  4. Bath and Body Gift Set
  5. Feed her a Favorite Meal Blindfolded

Tags: Chocolates, Valentine's Perfumes, Valentine's Flowers, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Roses, Valentines Day

" This Is Not Your Grandmother's Valentine's Day " - @DitaVonTeese

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Feb 04, 2014

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February is the most romantic month of the year. Thanks to Valentine's Day: TV, Social Media and the press is all buzzing about the most romantic gifts for 2014. As florists in Boston, we go head first into the Super Bowl Sunday of the floral industry. In the next few days, you will be bombarded with ads for jewelry, perfume, teddy bears, lingerie and flowers. Wouldn't it be great if you could surprise your lover with all those things ?

But in 2014, some gifts have more star power than others. You want to send to a gift that ignites your lover's senses. This year take some tips from Femme Fatale / Glamor Girl Dita Von Teeseshowbiz dita von teese liberty 2 resized 600 photo credit: DigitalSpy/ © PA Images / Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

The self styled fashion icon and living legend offers some great tips for Valentine's Day in 2014. " ROSES: EXPECTED, PERHAPS, BUT NEVER A BAD PLACE TO START," states the burlesque star.

When asked what the best gift she has received ? Von Teese's reply: " The best gifts I’ve ever received are things like love letters, art or any gift that took a little effort. The worst is getting a gift from someone you don’t feel romantic about, or getting flowers that were bought last minute at a grocery store. Order flowers in advance from a creative florist."

We all know that flowers and celebrity go hand in hand. Why not show your partner how much you care with amazing flowers that reflect their star power ? Roses and Orchids are always the best flowers to send for Valentine's Day. If you're in Boston, come and visit the show we put on for Valentine's Day.

 

Tags: Celebrity Florist, Hollywood Florist, Valentine's Flowers, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Roses, Dita Von Teese

Queen Latifah Hosts Master Floral Designer

Posted by Rick Canale on Thu, Jan 23, 2014

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all photo credits: The Queen Latifah Show

You do not have to enjoy day time television to be captivated by the amazing floral display on The Queen Latifah Show today. Floral design legend Jeff Leatham appeared on her show to showcase some amazing designs. Please see the photos believe to see some awesome flowers.

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Mini calla lillies and roses just exude romance.

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just a spectacular array of calla lilies.

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a lush bouquet of exotic Vanda orchids is an amazing conversation piece.

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This display is just awe inspiring. Roses, orchids, hydrangeas and gerbera daisies.

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Callas lilies and roses. Awesome.

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Tags: Gerbera Daisies, Celebrity Florist, Hollywood Florist, Valentine's Flowers, Orchids, Roses

Card Messages and Love Notes for Valentine's Day

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Jan 21, 2014

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While Valentine's is the busiest day in the floral industry in Boston, clients often find themselves at a loss for words. We often say, 'Say it with Flowers,'. But if you need a little help with your roses being delivered in Boston on Valentine's Day, then here are some ready to use card messages.

  • (For flowers delivered on February 13th): Couldn't wait another day to say I Love You!
  • (For flowers delivered on February 13th): I love you so much I couldn't wait for Valentine's Day!
  • Cupid's aim is still pretty good.
  • Today is a very special day for sending all my love your way!
  • With you it's Valentine's Day 365 days a year
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You've stolen my heart. I know it's in good hands.  
 You bring joy and love to my life.  
 You make me complete.  
 My love for you grows stronger every year.  
 Be mine.  
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or my favorite 'Roses are red. Violets are blue. Every day of my life is better with you.' or thanks to the movie, 'As Good As It Gets' .. "You make me want to be a better man,".

Tags: Card Messages, Valentine's Flowers, Valentine's Day, Roses, Valentine's Roses

Comedienne @SherylUnderwood Tells Guys How to Send Flowers

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Jan 14, 2014

sheryl underwood " Every woman in the room loves flowers, Am I right ladies ?" - Sheryl Underwood

In her recent show 'Herlarious', comic Sheryl Underwood tells men there is a right way and wrong way to send flowers. 

In her stand up act, Underwood states, "don't just send the flowers to the house where only I see the flowers. Send them flowers to my job, where the bitch I can't stand sees how I get down!"

This statement resonates. At Exotic Flowers in Boston, we always get feedback from recipients of flowers. Yes, women do love getting flowers at work. Getting flowers at work shows your co-workers that you care. So guys pay attention. Find out her address. If she works in Cambridge, find out which street. Also if you know if she works on the 40th floor of the John Hancock, your florist in Boston needs to know that to ensure a timely flower delivery.


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Exotic Flowers and Traci Bingham - Scenes from Valentines Day in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Sat, Feb 16, 2013

Baywatch star Traci Bingham ignited the crowd at Exotic Flowers in Boston on Valentine's Day. Only scheduled to appear from 2pm-4pm, the TV star stayed til 5pm as she was having a great time wrapping flowers clients.

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Traci loves flowers and it shows. We cannot wait to work with her on the Traci Bingham collection for Exotic Flowers. 

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At the beginning of Traci's appearance, she stepped right behind a design bench and made some of her own designs. Needless to say, those floral arrangements were the first to be snapped up.

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Even with all the bling, Traci was not shy about doing the hard work of a floral designer. 

Traci Bingham and Sonny Canale Owner Arnold 'Sonny'Canale and Traci Bingham sharing a laugh on Valentine's Day.

 

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Exotic Flowers' #Qupid Traci Bingham gift wraps a bouquet of ginger for a customer.

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Baywatch Star Traci Bingham is Exotic Flowers' Qupid for Valentines Day

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Jan 30, 2013

traci bingham baywatch resized 600"I mean it's just a bunch of pretty people runnin' around on the beach, ya know. CHANDLER: Well that's the brilliance of it. The pretty people... and the running." Friends

Baywatch was a pop culture phenomenon and remained on television for more than ten years as one of the most popular TV shows in the world. From 1996-1998, Cambridge native Traci Bingham played the role of lifeguard Jordan Tate on the hit show.

After a successful career in Hollywood, Traci has returned to her Boston roots. Traci remains at the top of every A-list in Boston. Actress, reality TV star, spokesmodel and Playboy model, Traci Bingham personifies the Exotic Flowers' vision statement of 'Reaction Guaranteed,'.

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This Valentine's Day, Boston's Premier Florist is proud to work with Baywatch Star Traci Bingham as our very own Qupid. Traci loves flowers and really loves the flowers at Exotic Flowers in Boston. One of Traci's recent tweets lavished praise for her recent flowers from ExoticFlowers.  ":   !!!! .com !!!" You Do the BEST!!"

traci bingham florist As Exotic Flowers' Qupid, Traci will be tweeting about Exotic Flowers in Boston and the benefits of having beautiful flowers for the most romantic day of the year. Traci will promote her relationship with Exotic Flowers on all her social media pages as well tweet daily the week of Valentine's Day. Traci will make a personal appearance at Exotic Flowers headquarters at 609 American Legion Highway in Roslindale on Valentine's Day from 2pm-4pm. She will be available for meet and greet, autographs, fan photos and even assist clients in helping select the perfect flowers.

At Exotic Flowers, we continue to be on the cutting edge of the flower business in Boston. We strive to bring new ideas, exciting in store events and the best flowers in Boston.



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Top Five Gifts for Valentine's Day

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Jan 14, 2013

These five Valentine's Day gifts are guaranteed to put a smile on your favorite girl's face. 

* Victoria's Secret Lingerie what is better for romance than sexy lingerie. I would however consider this only an accessory gift. Lingerie should not be your only gift. Please include roses from your favorite Boston florist too. 

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* Jewelry - as my wife has always told me, a girl can never have enough jewelry. Why not blow her away this year with a ruby necklace from our favorite Boston jeweler, EB Horn ?

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* Flowers: not just any flowers. Flowers from Exotic Flowers in Boston. How about a custom arrangement of black magic roses and hyacinth in a barn box ! This arrangement exudes passion and is an office show stopper.

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* Custom Made Perfume: want to channel your inner romantic ? How about creating your own custom perfume ? This one of a kind fragrance is sure to melt the coldest heart.

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* Her Very Own Star: 'If I could give you the stars, then I would.' Well now you can. Give your girl her very own star. This has to be one of the all time greatest Valentine's gifts. Name a star after the girl you love. 

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