Valentines Flowers / January 15, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
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.
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.
For deliveries to the home anytime Feb. 11 through 14 is fine. Keep in mind that with flowers its often a good idea to request delivery a day early just in case the recipient is not home when your gift first arrives. Ordering online? Youll find florist designed and delivered bouquets and direct-shipped unarranged flowers in a box. Both options have advantages. Whats best for your Valentine? Flowers designed and delivered in water by local florists are ready to be enjoyed and often make the best overall impression. So florist delivery of arranged flowers should usually be your first choice for gifts to the workplace or anyone who may not want to arrange their own flowers. For gifts to the home and those who may enjoy placing their flowers in a vase direct-shipped roses lilies tulips and mixed bouquets offer an excellent value and the added convenience of online delivery tracking.