Before marriage, many couples would celebrate Valentine's Week and would give each other a red gift every day. The present would get larger and more expensive with the best present on Valentine's Day. Now it's a flower on Valentine's Day...maybe.

So if you're going the flower route this year, you want to send the right message. If you mess this up, your loved one could be as cold as the temperature (It's supposed to be frigid and 0) on Friday night.

Plan ahead, it could be the difference between "Oh Yeah" and "Oh No."

Oh yeah! - Flowers to send and what it means.

  • Red tulips: Declaration of love
  • Dalila: Elegance/Dignity
  • Blue violet: Faithfulness
  • Roses: Love (or honey, these are the flowers I think you want me to get you)

Oh no! - Here are flowers you want to avoid (unless this is what you really want to say).

  • Daffodil: Uncertainty
  • White carnation: Disdain
  • Mint: Suspicion
  • Lavender: Mistrust
  • Black Poppy: Hatred or Farewell
  • Dead Flowers: Whoops, I forgot I had these in the car.

Be on the safe side and get her a gift certificate from a floral shop. That says, "I took the time to go to a flower place but I know I'm going to get the wrong kind of flowers for you."

That's my free advice to you and you still might not have got your money's worth. Don't forget that Valentine's Day is on Friday and good luck!

(via theflowerexpert.com)