VanderSalm's Flowershop

VanderSalm's Flowershop

Posted by VanderSalm's Flower Shop on November 17, 2019 | Last Updated: January 17, 2023 Uncategorized

Flowers We’re Thankful For

Flowers are always in style and in season at VanderSalm’s Flower Shop and Garden Center, serving Kalamazoo and the surrounding areas. Our florists truly believe that flowers have year-round, everyday appeal. They’re beautiful and fragrant, and they also have some pretty amazing health benefits that people can enjoy just by spending time around them. Flowers have the power to reduce stress and lower blood pressure, they can improve mood, and they can strengthen a person’s memory. They’ve also been shown to accelerate the recovery of people who are sick, injured, or recovering from surgery.

With so many amazing aspects, there’s no reason to wait until the next holiday or special occasion to surround yourself and loved ones with flowers. Why not order today?

Most Popular Flowers

Flowers gain popularity based on their beauty, fragrance, and symbolic meanings. Flower popularity also varies depending on where and when you live. For example, camellias and lotus flowers are popular in East Asia, but rarely used in other parts of the world. Tulips were once so valuable that they could be used as currency, and they made up most of Holland’s economy. In fact, people would pay thousands of dollars for the most coveted tulip bulbs.

As florists, it’s tough to narrow down a list of favorites to just five, but we picked these for their beauty, popularity, and versatility in floral design.

1. Roses

orange roses and red daisies in vase

How Sweet It Is

Roses are an all-time favorite thanks to their classic beauty and sweet aroma. They bloom in just about every color and a variety of combinations. You probably know that red roses are for romance, but did you know that other colors have meanings, too? Orange is for passion, yellow symbolizes friendship, and pink signifies admiration. If you’re not sure of your feelings, choose a bouquet of mixed roses.

2. Alstroemeria

peach and yellow alstroemeria flowers


Alstroemeria is the official flower of friendship. It also symbolizes prosperity and fortune. Often overlooked, you’ll notice these flowers in most floral arrangements if you’re looking for them. Their petals feature pretty speckles and bloom in combinations of white, pink, peach, cream, orange, yellow, red, and purple.

3. Fuji (Spider) Mums

peach roses and green fuji mums in vase

Contemporary Autumn

All types of chrysanthemums, including the Fuji variety, represent cheerfulness. Spider mums are our favorites because they’re available in just about any color you could want, and their blooms look like fluffy pom-poms.

4. Lilies

Yellow Asiatic Lily up close

Yellow Asiatic Lily

We love lilies for their elegant beauty and sheer variety. There are multiple species, including Asiatic lilies and calla lilies, and they bloom in every color except blue. Depending on the type of lily and its color, they can represent purity, sweetness, faithfulness, holiness, creativity, good luck, and passion.

5. Tulips

whitel lilies with white tulips and pink and purple flowers

Royal Radiance

There are thousands of varieties of tulips that range in color, pattern, and petal texture. Tulips can be used to declare your love for someone, and we also love them in happy arrangements and designs meant for celebrating springtime occasions.

What Your Favorite Flower Says About You

Flowers all have their own symbolic meanings, and some people think a person’s favorite flower can also reveal something about their personality. For example, if you love roses, you probably have a knack for bringing out the best in others. Those who love lilies are thought to be dignified and compassionate. Tulip lovers tend to value their families over everything else, while those who prefer daisies have adventurous spirits.

How to Order Flowers for Someone Special

When ordering flowers for someone, be sure to consider your relationship, the occasion, and the sentiment you want your flowers to convey. We recommend red roses for romantic relationships and occasions only. It’s also a good idea to reserve all-white floral arrangements for somber occasions, as they usually represent sympathy and remembrance.

Ordering flowers from VanderSalm’s Flower Shop and Garden Center is easy! With our online ordering feature, you can have flowers delivered to just about any location with the click of a button. We also always welcome customers to stop by our flower shop for personalized assistance and professional recommendations.