Flowers to give your loved ones this Valentine’s Day

Rekindle the warmth of love this Valentine’s Day by bringing back simple acts of affection. Do you remember the days when one professes his love through Harana, or when love letters are written? It may sound cringey to some but these simple acts of love are rarely given nowadays, so make this season exceptional with languages of love.

One tradition that makes Valentine’s Day a heartwarming celebration is the exchange of gifts, especially flowers.  We have listed below some flower suggestions that you can check out at Farmers Garden in Araneta City for a meaningful celebration:


Sunflowers are associated with loyalty, love, and longevity — mostly based on Greek mythology about the love of the nymph Clytie to the Sun God, Apollo. This is why sunflowers are favored for being given as a gift. 

This flower is also a symbol of happiness and optimism as its bright yellow blooms can lift the mood of anyone receiving them.


A vital ornament in flower arrangements, Craspedia is a symbol of endless possibilities because of its usage and versatility in designs. It is used as an additive in bouquets and vases for every occasion. Craspedia is also associated with good health and virility.

Goldenrods (Solidago)

Traditionally known as Solidago, Goldenrod’s name came from the Latin word “Solidus” meaning firm, and “ago” means to make. It was believed that this flower had some healing properties. 

Solidago has many different symbolisms, such as sincerity, growth money, success, happiness, caution, and good fortune. This versatile flower is usually added to bouquets for an additional touch of beauty and meaning.


Lilies most commonly mean devotion or purity. Although, its meaning can vary depending on the flower’s look and origin. 

In China, lilies are used in weddings because they are tied to good luck and long years of love. White lilies symbolize purity and virtue; pink (stargazer) lilies symbolize prosperity and abundance;  red lilies symbolize passion; orange (tiger) lilies symbolize confidence, pride, and wealth; yellow lilies symbolize thankfulness and desire for enjoyment.


As tulips are a classic flower that has been loved by many for centuries, most people associate this flower with ‘love’. Across all traditions and cultures, the most known meaning of tulips is ‘perfect and deep love’. They’re ideal to give to someone for whom you have a deep, unconditional love, whether it’s your partner, children, parents, or siblings.


Chrysanthemums generally symbolize longevity, fidelity, joy, and optimism. Various colors symbolize other important meanings as well: red symbolizes love and deep passion; yellow symbolizes neglected love or sorrow; white symbolizes loyalty and honesty; violet symbolizes a wish to get well.


The most highly coveted ornamental plant, delicate, exotic, and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty, and strength. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. Orchids are also associated with refinement, having many children, thoughtfulness, and mature charm.


Carnation symbolizes fascination, distinction, and love. The love aspect of carnation includes everything from a mother’s devoted love to a suitor’s passion for his bride. 

Each color of carnation has a separate, definitive meaning. Pale red denotes admiration and the idea that “my heart aches for you”, while dark red conveys feelings of deep love and affection. Pink carnation symbolizes gratitude and the concept of never forgetting someone.


This flower is commonly used as a decorative part of bouquets. It symbolizes cheerfulness and goodwill, and is described as a protective plant. Delphiniums are used to communicate encouragement and joy. Its bluish hues exude the meaning of respect and courage.


Since ancient times, roses have been grown for their fragrance, beauty, and healing properties. Roses, with their unique combination of thorny stems and fragrant blossoms, are often prized as a symbol of achievement, completion, and perfection.

The red rose symbolizes romance, love, beauty, and courage. A red rosebud signifies beauty and purity. A thornless red rose means love at first sight. Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy, and new beginnings. Orange roses symbolize fascination, desire, and sensuality. Pink roses indicate appreciation and gratitude, especially dark pink roses. Light pink roses are usually indicative of admiration and/or sympathy. The white rose stands for innocence and purity; also silence, secrecy, and reverence. White rosebuds are symbolic of girlhood. Brides often select white roses for their bridal bouquets.

For more flower ideas this Valentine’s Day, feel free to get in touch with your friendly Farmers Garden florists. Check them out via this directory, or send a message via the Farmers Garden & Market PH Viber group.

Check out the list of fruit vendors (and their contact details) on the Araneta City website.

For more Valentine’s Day ideas and offers, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages of Araneta City. 

Celebrate all forms of love only at the City of Firsts!