Valentines Flowers / January 15, 2019 / Imelda Chang
If youre one of the lucky people who received a bunch of beautiful flowers from your loved one you may want to know how your gift can keep on giving. At Petals weve had a number of florists over the years help customers and our own staff with keeping their flowers alive and fresh. There are number of things our florists have taught us that you can do to ensure your Valentines efforts last longer. First of all no matter how they were delivered either by hand by the florists or by a courier make sure you put your flowers into a clean vase with the wrapping still on and let them drink up the clean water. Next make sure you use cut flower food. The flowers will last longer if you use cut flower food but make sure you the read directions and use the correct amount.
Make sure this cut is at an angle as this helps the flowers access the water better than if the stems were standing on the bottom of the vase. When cutting the stems never break them off with your hands or flatten them as this will also shorten the flower life. Once this is done all you have to do is tend to your flowers as you would your garden or any living thing for that matter! Regularly top up the vase with clean water. You should make sure the leaves are never covered with water as they will only contaminate the water. The leaves will rot and breed bacteria thus decreasing the longevity of the cut flowers. You should also keep your flowers away from fruit. You cant smell it but fruit gives off ethylene gas which affects the quality of the flowers life.
And ordering only takes a few minutes. So dont let your busy schedule get in the way. Just pick up the phone or shop online. But remember Valentines is the "Superbowl" of flower holidays with five to ten times the normal volume of deliveries. So for the best selection service and pricing its best to order early. Youll be glad you did. Sending flowers to where she works? Thats a great idea. It can brighten her whole week shell be reminded of you every time she looks at them and co-workers comments are a big plus too. But heres a helpful tip from Romeos in the know. With million of deliveries on Valentines Day flowers can arrive almost anytime. So play it safe. Ask for delivery the day before Valentines. That way your gift will be even more of a pleasant surprise and is sure to be enjoyed throughout all of Valentines Day.