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Choose lilies for Valentine's Day

by webdev

January 17, 2012

Roses may be the most traditional love & romance flowers, but this year, you may consider getting that special someone another bloom.

A different choice for flowers to say "I love you" is lilies. Lilies date back as far as 1580 B.C. and played a role in ancient Greek mythology. The Greeks believed that this blosson grew from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods.

White lilies now indicate chastity and virtue, since they were the symbol of the Virgin Mary's purity. Now, different colors and varieties have different meanings. Peruvian lilies, commonly known as alstoemeria, mean friendship and devotion, while white stargazer lilies represent sympathy. Pink stargazer lilies symbolize wealth and prosperity.

Choose lilies for Valentine's Day for their elegance and grace, or for their gorgeous role in bouquets of Valentine's Day roses. If this year is your 30th wedding anniversary, lilies also have special meaning because they are the flower given for this occasion. Teleflora's Timeless Romance - Long Stemmed Roses or the Swept Away - Long Stemmed Roses both feature beautiful lilies.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

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