Valentines Flowers / January 12, 2019 / Fran Petty
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.
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.
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.