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Flower arrangement Ranunculus, garden roses, allium, thistle
02-12-21 Design
The Language of Flowers

Valentine’s Day allows you to show your everyday love and appreciation to your loved ones. Whether it is your significant other, best friend, or family member, there is no better way to show your affection than with the sentimental gift of flowers. Luckily for our residents, we spoke to Sonya, the owner of About Designs floral shop in Weehawken, to learn the art of gifting flowers.

When it comes to this romantic holiday, there is no better way to say “I love you” than with flowers. The tradition of giving flowers dates back to ancient Greece, Rome, China, and Egypt. As time evolved so has the style of flower gifting. The language of flowers symbolizes various emotions of affection, friendship, and passion.


At About Designs, Sonya encourages handpicking meaningful colors to best express your true emotions. Conventional roses can take on a new meaning when you learn the truth behind their beauty. White roses represent honesty and respect; Pink roses convey femininity and sweetness; Orange roses communicate energy and enthusiasm. Lavender roses hint at enchantment and mystery; Yellow roses reveal feelings of companionship and joy; Red roses declare pure romance and passion.

Although Valentine’s Day is usually associated with roses, there are many other winter flowers equally deserving of the spotlight. Wondering where to start? Sonya shared her top five picks to enhance your love story.


Thistles – A bouquet filled with thistles for your loved ones send them feelings of protection and pride. This perennial and popular cut flower is a long-lasting option that will keep your apartment vibrant for nearly two weeks in a vase arrangement.

Hellebore – Looking for a more high-end floral arrangement? Pieces with hellebore flowers are unique and known for their muted color palette, symbolizing peace and tranquility.

Anemone – If you want to send a bold message, choose an arrangement that consists of anemone flowers. Most often associated with anticipation and optimism, these flowers are an iconic gift.

Parrot Tulips – Prefer a more diverse bouquet? These gorgeous flowers have a ruffled texture, often filling a space with vibrancy and beauty. The meaning behind them is a deep unconditional love that can be applicable to many people in your life.

Ranunculus – Saving the best for last, a vase filled with ranunculus flowers are a memorable Valentine treat. This bulb flower, popular in the Victorian area, are grown in pretty pastel colors such as salmon, pink, and pale yellow.

The gift of flowers will never go out of style and is the perfect touch to adorn your Capstone apartment. For true flower lovers, this boutique offers floral subscriptions that start at $68 – a fantastic way to decorate your apartment with beauty. Interested in learning more about luxury living on the riverfront? Visit our website to schedule a tour today!

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