11 Different Types Of Flowers To Give That Aren't Roses
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

11 Different Types Of Flowers To Give That Aren't Roses

Thank me after your anniversary or holiday.

243
11 Different Types Of Flowers To Give That Aren't Roses
Personal Photo

Ever since the beginning of this year, I've learned a lot about myself from the work environment I started being in. I started off as a Produce team member at Whole Foods Market and eventually ended up finding myself helping out a little too much in the Floral department. This led me to something I've become really passionate about; flowers. Since becoming a team member over in the flower department and working a good portion of the week, I've become to learn a lot about flowers that not really a lot of people know or seem to really care about until anniversaries or special holidays come around. So here's a few ideas to give to your girl, your mom, or whoever you feel like on an anniversary, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or just whenever that aren't just regular ol' roses. Don't get me wrong, I love roses, but trust me, these flowers I'm about to name are a bit more worth looking into.

1. Alstromeria

c1.staticflickr.com

Alstro is known to last a bit longer than the normal flower if being cared for in the right way. It can last up to two weeks and it's beautiful to look at!

2. Spray Roses

c1.staticflickr.com

Yeah, I know what you're thinking, "they're roses like you said you wouldn't tell me", okay nope. They're actually cuter than normal roses. They're small baby roses that have multiple little roses to one stem, and it's perfect if you like the look of roses but you're not trying to be too basic, you know?

3. Dahlias

c1.staticflickr.com

Okay, you're going to tell me that your girl wouldn't love THIS over roses? Okay, I don't even need to explain. Next!

4. Sunflowers

c1.staticflickr.com

One of my favorites! So bright and beautiful honestly.

5. Chrysanthemums, aka Mums

c1.staticflickr.com

These guys, just like the spray roses, are so tiny and cute! A lot of them I see around this season are in pots, but where I work we have some bigger ones that we can put in arrangements and w o w the girls love them.

6. Calla Lily's

c1.staticflickr.com

Lots of people love them in their wedding as lots of people love receiving them as well.

7. Stargazer Lily's

upload.wikimedia.org

"Uh, Haley, didn't you just show me Lily's?" Uh, yes except these are the bigger stargazer ones! Trust me guys, there's a big difference!

8. Ranunculus

c1.staticflickr.com

Another small and cute one! Very underrated if you ask me. Show them some more love!

9. Peonies

torange.biz

Another one of my faves! Peonies, oh my gosh. I could go on and on. I love them. They're so big/fluffy and make such a statement.

10. Tulips

upload.wikimedia.org

Such a Spring time type of flower. Your mom would definitely love these on Mother's Day, just saying.

11. Anemones

upload.wikimedia.org

Anemones are another one of those "so underrated" types of flowers. They're dope and are totally not something you see around all the time.

So what we've learned today is that I'm a total nerd for flowers! Kidding.. Okay, totally not, but, trust me, even though flowers may seem like the littlest thing to give to someone, they're always appreciated. Whether it be roses or not, it's always nice to pass along a flower every once in a while. But hey, now you know that there's always better options than just roses. Go big or go home for the next anniversary, birthday, or holiday. I promise whoever you give them to will totally love it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

80475
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

49017
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

979743
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments