valentine’s day for every woman in your life

This time every year men are scurrying around to figure out, to plot, to conjure what on earth to do for Valentine’s Day.  Of course, we all wrestle with the fact that this is a completely made-up holiday! And yet, we all know that if you, the guy,  ignore V-day, it is at our peril!

So this being the case, we have tried to take some of the heat off of you and are providing here the perfect gift for every woman in your life.  Each plant conveys something to the woman you are giving it to in just the right tone.  Of course, if she is really really “the one” well then you need to dangle a diamond of some sort from one of the branches.

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your Grandmother

A  Blue Hydrangea, with it’s broad round shape and deep color, emanates with warmth and is thought to imply a steadfastness of affection.

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your Mom

The Kaleidoscope or Raspberry Phalaenopsis Orchid.  It’s pale yellow flower with a pink stripe is soft and glows beautifully, expressing maternal love.

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your Sister

Yellow Calla Lilies, shine beautifully and brightly.

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your Girlfriend, The keeper, the one you might actually marry …

The timeless, elegant White Phalaenopsis Orchid.  Orchids have long been thought to represent delicate beauty. The White Orchid speaks to pure love.

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your Girlfriend, a more casual affair

This orchid is called the Solar Flare Orchid … you can imply it’s meaning.

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your Girlfriend / Best friend
Who just happens to be a woman.  The clean crisp White Narcissus, also called Paperwhite, is thought to represent purity and sweetness.

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Today’s post was inspired by the wonderful Foliage Garden in New York City.  All photographs were taken in their shop with the assistance of Jeff and Meredith.  I work with Foliage Garden because I love their finishing/arranging work with their plants.  They take great pride in their work and possess  a  beautiful eye, and their work always makes my clients happy.

Additionally, my friend  Judy Fertel, the national manager of Remains Lighting,  was instrumental in the photography of this blog post.

Happy V-day!

dale b. cohen

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2 Responses to “valentine’s day for every woman in your life”

  1. susan sobo... Says:

    reading your unique descriptions of these flowers gives them a whole new appreciation…sadly though…where is ‘the wife’ selection?
    alas, now that the cow is bought…the milk is free!

  2. dcdesignstudio Says:

    so sorry that there is no “wife” section. forward the blog onto your husband and my best bet for him would be the white phalanopsis!
    of course, he can always email me for a suggestion.

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