Trust our florists in West Allis or Wauwatosa flower shops to send flowers. Flower arrangements from our flower shops in Shorewood and Menomonee Falls florists are always hand-arranged and hand-delivered in a beautiful vase. For the freshest flower delivery, go with real local Milwaukee florists and neighborhood Big Bend flower shops close to where your recipients are located. Waukesha florists can also help you send flowers to any nearby city.
How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
- Chinese proverb
flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
- Henry Ward Beecher
In the 1600's, a language of flowers developed in Constantinople and in the poetry of Persia.
Charles II introduced the Persian poetry to Europe, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu brought the flower language from Turkey to England in 1716.
It spread to France and became a handbook of 800 floral messages known as the Book Le Language des Fleurs.
Lovers exchanged messages as they gave each other selected flowers or bouquets. A full red rose meant beauty. Red and white mean unity.
Crocus said "abuse not", while a white rosebud warns that one is too young for love.
Yellow roses were for jealousy, yellow iris for passion, filbert for reconciliation and ivy for marriage.
- Valentine's Day Love Traditions
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