Valentines Flowers / January 13, 2019 / Imelda Chang.
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.
Easy options for women like jewelry and valentines Flowers or Valentine chocolate gifts are more obvious but women struggle with choice in valentine gifts too. Three categories tech power tools or sports are the womans easy way out. But Valentines gifts should never really be about the obvious choice but about personal preference indulgence and appreciation. I own and run four successful gift stores and on Valentines Day its a mad house. Women are utterly perplexed when it comes to buying valentines gifts and often make poor choice in romantic gifts for their partner. Admittedly most stores in a ten mile radius stock valentine chocolate gifts in general and dont offer the ladies much other than chocolate gifts. With little to choose from women are probably going to end up buying valentine hearts and valentines flowers unless theyre given some kind of broad guideline to go on. My article is such an attempt based on my experience with helping women.
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.
You can be sure that your gift of flowers for Valentines Day will be a complete surprise and a welcome one at that. You have to send Valentines flowers to a man with a lot of care especially if they are being delivered to his office. He might feel a little silly if a giant arrangement of red roses arrived at his desk mush to the amusement of his co-workers. You should therefore opt for a neutral looking arrangement of flowers that look masculine and not delicate. This is made possible by carefully selecting the color and type of flowers you use. For instance you could present him with a beautiful arrangement of orchids. They come in a variety of colors including purple and chocolate. There is even an orchid that is speckled with orange and brown. Sunflowers and birds of paradise are two popular flowers for gifting to men.
On a budget? Theres more to Valentines flowers than just roses. Consider a fresh mixed bouquet in pinks and reds a colorful Spring assortment a soft pastel cluster of blossoms or a simple vase of tulips. Almost anything is appropriate for Valentines and mixed fresh flowers are often a better value than roses in February simply due to supply and demand. Arranging Delivery? If youre sending flowers to the workplace consider delivery relatively early in the week. Your flowers will be enjoyed more before the weekend and the recipient will be the envy of co-workers still waiting for their gifts. If youre planning a date on Valentines weekend sending flowers early can also be a great way to set the tone and let your Valentine know youre looking forward to the time together.