When You Say It With Flowers, What Are You Saying?

Feb 14, 2014

This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance you (or your special someone) will express your feelings through flowers. They've become so important to the holiday--for retailers and lovers alike--that a mild media panic ensued after some florists reported they might not get their Valentine bouquets out in time.

But when you express yourself with flowers, do you know what you're actually saying?

Laura Stine, owner of Laura Stine Gardens.
Credit Courtesy / Laura Stine

For those versed in florigraphy--the language of flowers--a few stems in an arrangement can tell a whole story.

Laura Stine from Laura Stine Gardens in Fort Wayne recently talked with WBOI's Julia Meek about the meaning imbued a simple bouquet.