Here’s a tip for all of my female readers. It’s OK to send flowers to men! Yes, times have changed. Even the “Macho Man” can be seen going to the spa for a massage or found in the chair next to you at the salon getting a manicure. During the last ten years we florists have witnessed more and more flowers being sent to men for Valentine’s Day. And guess what? Men love receiving a gift of flowers. Just make sure to pick a design that isn’t too feminine. I suggest low, contemporary arrangements that will fit easily on a desk.
What better way to get your man’s attention? Send him flowers early in the week and you can count on getting flowers on Valentine’s Day.
Few things to remember while sending flowers to men.
> Choose masculine flowers. As a general rule, dark-coloured and sturdy flowers are more appropriate.
> Pay attention to packaging. Opt for a sturdy mug, an earthenware pot, a fishing creel, or a sturdy wicker basket.
> Use a card to convey your sentiments! A few well-chosen words can turn a fellow from confused to flattered.
> Consider plant alternatives. Cactus gardens, although prickly, are especially well received.
Men prefer flowers that are vivid or loud, with colours such as red, orange, and yellow. While blue is a traditional guys’ colour, it’s important to remember that many of the shades of blue found in flowers may be seen as feminine.
Men aren’t big on frilly or dainty flowers… try and find flowers that seem strong and/or exotic. Sunflowers, Wild Orchids, Ginger Flowers, Fruit Casa, for example, make a good bouquet for men.