Valentine’s Day in Springfield, MO, and the surrounding Ozarks region offers a picturesque backdrop for one of the most romantic gestures: giving flowers. 

Some people may not consider Springfield the most ‘romantic’ of cities—but we disagree. 

We get the pleasure of seeing all kinds of special bouquets sent out to loved ones. So trust us—there’s plenty of romance going on here in our neck of the woods. 

And whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer in the art of floral gifting, this guide will help you to make a truly heartfelt statement through the giving of flowers that actually resonates with care, appreciation, and affection.

The key is to understand your person and make it—well, personal

Let’s talk about how to make that happen. 

Understand the Language of Flowers

Before you pick a bouquet, it’s essential to know that flowers carry meanings. 

You may think to yourself: 

Oh, come on. I don’t want to get too complicated with it. 

But hear us out:

Thinking through these things, and doing your due diligence, shows that you care—and that’s what romance is all about. 

So let’s go over some classic floral meanings. 

Roses are the classic symbol of love, with red roses representing deep love and passion. 

If you wish to express admiration or joy, consider pink roses. 

Or, for a less traditional arrangement with a touch of uniqueness, explore the local flora of the Ozarks. 

While there isn’t much in bloom on February 14th or the dates leading up to it, a special-ordered bouquet that includes a variety of local flora could be a sure-fire way to signify your appreciation for that ‘beautiful and admirable’ person in your life.

With that being said, here’s a quick-guide list to some of the most popular flowers that people give as gifts for Valentines, along with their meanings: 

Roses: Universal symbols of love and passion.

  • Red roses signify deep love and admiration.
  • Pink roses express gratitude, grace, and joy.
  • White roses symbolize purity, innocence, and new beginnings.
  • Yellow roses stand for friendship and care.

Tulips: Generally associated with perfect love and fame.

  • Red tulips declare true love.
  • Purple tulips symbolize royalty and dignity.
  • Yellow tulips bring cheerful thoughts and sunshine.

Lilies: Represent purity and refined beauty.

  • White lilies convey modesty and virginity.
  • Orange lilies represent passion.
  • Calla lilies signify beauty.

Orchids: Symbolize love, luxury, beauty, and strength. They are often considered an emblem of exotic beauty and refinement.

Sunflowers: Known for being “happy” flowers, they symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity.

Daisies: Symbolize innocence and purity. They also represent new beginnings, which makes them perfect for a gesture of friendship.

Peonies: Often associated with romance, prosperity, and bashfulness. They are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.


  • Red carnations symbolize deep love and affection.
  • White carnations represent pure love and good luck.
  • Pink carnations stand for gratitude.

Gerbera Daisies: Symbolize cheerfulness and innocence. They are known for their large flowering heads and are perfect for bringing joy.

Hydrangeas: Symbolize heartfelt emotions, gratitude, and sometimes, vanity. They are often given as expressions of sincerity.

Know Your Recipient

This is really the most important part of the process. 

The whole key here is to figure out what you appreciate most about your loved one, and then customize the bouquet to fit that picture to make it truly stand out as unique. 

Some people may prefer the traditional elegance of red roses, while others might appreciate the subtle beauty of lilies or the rustic charm of sunflowers. 

If your partner loves spending time hiking the Ozarks or enjoys the outdoors, incorporating local greenery or blooms into your bouquet could make it even more personal and meaningful.

But here’s the key:

You should choose the flowers based on how you see them and what they mean to you in your mind—because this gesture of ‘noticing’ them is truly iconically romantic—and it’ll show.

Choose a Reputable Local Florist

Never run to the local ‘retail store’ to pick up a budget-priced pre-arranged floral bouquet. 

Nothing says ‘hasty last minute gift’ like one of these. 

Instead, take the time to custom-order the perfect selection from a true local florist—someone who really knows how to crush it. 

If you need some help, contact us here at Linda’s and we’ll make it happen for you. 

Timing is Everything

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days for flower shops. 

Make sure to order your flowers early (as in days before ‘the day’ itself) to ensure the best selection and delivery options. 

Consider having the flowers delivered a day early to surprise your loved one and avoid the rush. This gesture can also extend the celebration of love over more than just one day.

Remember, for Valentine’s Day, order EARLY (and order often, lol).

Presentation Matters

The presentation of your flowers can make a significant impact. 

Discuss delivery options with your florist. A surprise delivery at work or home can add an element of surprise and joy. 

Including a personal note with the bouquet adds a heartfelt touch that speaks volumes.

Beyond Valentine’s Day

While Valentine’s Day is a wonderful occasion to show love through flowers, remember that gestures of love and appreciation are welcome year-round. 

Surprising your loved ones with unexpected flowers never gets old. And honestly, it’s one of the best ways to show that you really care. 


We hope that this guide will help you to nail that romantic flower gift-giving this Valentine’s day. 

And once again, if you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to either stop by or call us at Linda’s. 

We’d love to help you make your Valentine’s day extra special for the special person in your life.