Valentines Flowers / January 15, 2019 / Fran Petty
If you cant find any flower food or dont have any handy all you need is a teaspoon of sugar a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of bleach dissolved in half a liter of water to help keep your flowers fresh. Flowers dont like direct sunlight or draughts and at night they like to be kept cool so keep them in a cool sheltered place. You should keep them away from anything that gives off heat like the TV microwave or indoor heating appliances (maybe in summer this wont be such a problem). If you have a flower arrangement you wont have to worry about rearranging the flowers as the work has been done for you. If you dont have an arrangement make sure you cut off approximately an inch off each stem at an angle before arranging them.
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.