Roses are red,
Orchids are blue,
Gerberas are sweet and
So are you!
Support your local farms by buying CA Grown or American Grown when picking flowers for this Valentine’s Day. Our very own Carpinteria orchid farms Westerlay Orchids and Gallup & Stribling Orchids will have plants and cut flowers available at their retail stores and Padaro Floral can meet many of your floral needs – even locally grown roses from Myriad Flowers!
Is your sweetheart far away, there are now several online retailers that source flowers locally – just ask. If you are at your local retailer, look for the CA GROWN logo or American Grown logo and alternatively you can support your local florist and ask them to source locally.
And since there is finite number of red rose plants in the USA, try these other just as meaningful flowers and colors:
Pink: grace, joy
Yellow: friendship, happiness, new beginnings
Orchids: delicate beauty
Yellow Chrysanthemums: secret admirer
Pansies: loving thoughts
And courtesy of JustFab – here’s a concise chart of the meaning of different color roses if locally red roses are not available!