If you've been dating someone for three years, lilies are probably going to be a bad idea on Valentine's Day.  Those are a friendship flower.  Save your relationship and know what message you're sending with this handy guide.

With increasing trends like Galentine's Day, flowers don't necessarily have to be a romantic gesture on Valentine's Day.  Sometimes we just want to show some love and appreciation for our people, and sending flowers might be a great way to do that.  And guys, you might not be sending daisies to your best buds, but if you're sending flowers at all it's a good idea to know what in the heck they mean.

It gets tricky when you've been dating someone for a while and you want to get a little serious, but you might not be ready for red roses and the L word.  You're somewhere between the $150 elaborate red rose bouquet, and the grocery store ornamental grasses, so how do you know what to send?

How to Send the Right Message with Valentine Bouquets

Red Roses.  These are the most popular, according to Forbes, and are the ultimate symbol of love.  To state the obvious, if you're in a relationship that even borders on serious, this is what you'll want to send. They symbolize classic romantic love.

Pink Roses.  Pink is close to red and these flowers can be romantic, or they can symbolize close friendship.  A bouquet of different shades of pink roses might be the perfect choice in a relationship that's headed toward something serious but isn't quite there yet.  They might also be great for dads and daughters.

Yellow and Orange Roses.  These are friendship flowers, but they could also brighten up Grandma's room at the nursing home and look great at the front desk at the office.  Roses are always a sign of an important relationship and these little power symbols will pop up everywhere next week in various colors and less than romantic ways and we'll be cool with it.

Lillies.  They're a sign of friendship, condolence and show in general that we care.  Lillies are popular in office bouquets and they brighten up kitchens around East Texas just cuz.

Daisies.  Daisies are a playful, sweet and innocent, and tend to work well for friendships and kids.  Unless you have a romantic partner that really loves daisies, you'll probably want to avoid sending them to a sweetie for Valentine's Day.

Tulips.  Tulips symbolize spring and the rebirth of nature, according to Forbes.  These are best sent to a friend, coworker or family member who has had a recent change in their life to encourage them.  Who knew.

No matter which ones you choose, all of the flowers we'll see around East Texas next week have been germinating and growing for several months now just so they can end up under our noses on February 14th.  I guess you could say they're dying to serve out their purpose.  Weird, but true.  The least we can do is pick the ones that send the right message.

If you're not confident about which flowers to send, you can always win the day with the right message on the card.  That might be what we remember the most anyway.