Alternatives to roses for Valentine’s Day

Roses for Valentine’s Day, right? It doesn’t have to be.

Although roses are the traditional flower choice for Valentine’s Day there are a myriad of choices to express your love.

If You Want to Stay with Red:

F260_13Red is the color of love so choosing a flower in this color still holds the implied message.  Tulips are a popular choice and they have such a unique nuance about them. Tulips continue to grow after their stems are cut so they take on a life of their own, changing each day.

valentines flowers eugene, orGerbera daisies are refreshing and cheerful. Their deep red hue looks amazing in a mixed, traditional bouquet or designed in a contemporary, modern fashion.

Valentines Vase arrangementsCarnations are ideal for a traditionalist and come at a fraction of the price. Steer clear of babies breath and ask for the carnations to be created in a low container for an updated look.

A mixed red bouquet can include a variety of flowers that are available including alstromeria, carnations, hypericum berries, gerbera daisies, or ranunculus.

If You Want to Impress with Modern Elegance:

tropical flowers delivered eugene unique valentines flowers eugene, or Tropical flowers are the perfect way to send something different. They are incredibly long-lasting and have fun colors and textures. Personally, I think a vase of all orchids looks stunning all on its own. Heart-shaped anthurium and ginger come in Valentine’s colors but any tropical arrangement will be impressive.

large valentines bouquets flowers delivered eugene, orvalentines bouquets eugeneHydrangea is also a great choice with its fluffy, cloud-like blossoms. Soft white hydrangea paired with pink or red flowers is elegant and can fit into any budget.

F250_13After roses, stargazer lilies are the most popular flower choice for Valentine’s Day. Their sweet fragrance fills the air and they have a beautiful pink color.

University of Oregon Graduation

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Monday was the big day for hundreds of graduates at the University of Oregon here in Eugene. In addition to our regular hustle and bustle of congratulations flowers and leis for graduates, Dandelions kept extra busy providing all of the … Continue reading

Recent contemporary floral designs

Here at Dandelions we love the opportunity to do something unique and a little different. It flexes our creative muscles and reminds us of why we love what we do! Check out some of the modern designs our amazing team have created for customers recently…

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Flower Trends: Modern Flowers


Bye, bye baby’s breath Big, bunches of flowers are passé. Instead, choose deceptively simple modern floral arrangements for the urban lifestyle.

Minimalism has gone mainstream.

It’s been growing steadily from roots in traditional ikebana, the Japanese floral art with meticulously structured designs in which every leaf, branch and petal is symbolic and based on the principle of three mountains.

Today’s modern designs are more about aesthetics, though, than symbolism. Architecture, interior design, and fashion have moved towards edgier and simpler concepts.

These designs are more artwork than just simply adding flowers together.  They are often sculpture that only appear to be simple yet require a trained eye and design technique. Unique angles, groupings, texture & intricate combinations are behind the movement towards these arrangements.

Tropical or unique flowers are often featured in modern designs but everyday & common flowers can be utilized in this style, too. The newer “Green Trick” carnation is right at home in a funky, edgy style. Other traditional flower choices can be made new and fresh by grouping them or combining them with interesting foliages.

So next time you place an order BE BRAVE and try something different. We’re pretty sure you’ll like it!

Eugene Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony

Recently, the Dandelions team created elegant podium and centerpieces to be used at the Awards Ceremony for the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.