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Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. The day commemorates Saint Valentine and his martyrdom for performing weddings for young couples in secret against the orders of Roman Emperor Claudius II. It is recognized as a significant day of love in many countries around the world.

The origins of Valentine’s Day date back to the early 4th century when it was first associated with Pope Gelasius I (Gelasius I) who declared that February 14 would be a feast day honoring St. Valentine. The holiday has grown throughout the years and now it is celebrated in many countries around the world including: Canada, China, Japan, Germany and Australia.

In recent years, Valentine’s Day has become the second largest floral sales period of each year. Only slightly behind Mother’s Day, which is the largest floral sales period of the year. Valentine’s is a day when couples express their love for one another through giving flowers, plants or gifts for their significant others. That data shows that American consumers spend approximately $19 billion dollars on flowers alone during this holiday.

What does all that mean? Well, it means that supply often exceeds demand at most flower shops. That is why you will see us sending out emails to our existing client base each Valentine’s Day, encouraging them to order early. We want to be sure that our existing customers always get that reminder that we will fill to delivery capacity during this floral holiday and we don’t want them to miss out.


Red roses are a symbol of love, passion, and romance. They are the most popular flower for Valentine’s Day. We purchase many of the roses we sell direct from the flower farms. Our team buys roses from both domestic and international growers. Our Ecuadorian roses are truly amazing. Grown high in the mountains of Ecuador, they have longer stems and gorgeous large blooms. Breathtaking to say the least.

Roses have been cultivated for thousands of years. The first wild rose was found in China and Central Asia in 8,000 B.C., but it wasn’t until the 16th century that people started cultivating them for their beauty and fragrance. Today there are over 20,000 different types of roses grown around the world.

Red roses have long been associated with love and romance because they have a strong scent that is said to help attract others—including potential mates! When choosing which type of red rose to send someone as a gift or include in your decorating scheme for the holiday season or other special occasion, keep in mind that there are many different varieties of red roses available today. The most common type is the Centifolia variety, which features large blooms with an average diameter of 20 cm (7 inches). Rose varieties with smaller bloom sizes include Barnack Beauty (which has petals up to 14 cm) or David Austin’s “Lyndhurst Purple” (with petals up to 10 cm).

Tulips are another really popular choice for customers at Valentine’s Day. These bright and cheery flowers are at their best in the Spring. We buy from California and from Holland, when tulips are in season there. Holland tulips are truly stunning, but only available for short periods of time in the Spring. We utilize California tulips pretty much all year long. Tulips come in many vibrant colors. We feature them in Valentine’s arrangements by themselves, or mixed with other gorgeous blooms.

Carnations are another really popular floral variety that people buy during Valentine’s Day. These lovely flowers are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face when our delivery driver rolls up with them at your front door. If you’re looking for something a little less expensive than roses, these might be just what you need this year.

Most people know that chocolates are a must-have at Valentine’s Day. We sell gourmet chocolates as available add-on products to any floral bouquet you may order. Customers buy more chocolates at Valentine’s than just about any other add-on we offer. They also find that adding a box of chocolates to flower orders placed during other times of the year is also a great idea. Lets face it, America loves chocolate. Gourmet chocolates are a great gift for any day of the year? Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just want to surprise someone with a little treat, there’s no better way to do it than with chocolate.

FLOWER SHOP LOCATION: 4100 Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895

LOCAL PHONE: (301) 593-4700  NATIONWIDE PHONE: 1 (877) 253-3076

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday thru Saturday – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm   |   Closed On Sunday