Valentines Flowers / January 15, 2019 / Cecelia Montgomery
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.
In other words you look like you were planning ahead and avoid any risk of your gift looking like a last-minute afterthought. Theres more to Valentines than just red roses. While beautiful long-stem red roses are still the most popular Valentines flower gift there are lots of other options for every taste and budget. Many women prefer pretty pastel roses in pink peach yellow or assorted spring colors. They can make you stand out from the crowd. And almost half of all Valentines bouquets arent roses at all; theyre lush mixed bouquets and spring flowers such as tulips. Choosing something unique can show you remember your sweethearts favorite color or flower. Your favorite florist will have a great selection and can quickly help you with the best choice. Remember flowers after Valentines too.
Stay away from pastel shades when selecting flowers to send your boyfriend or husband. Even if you do send roses you could pick orange ones or better still ones that are almost black in color. These flowers are dyed black and any florist can organize them for you. Make sure that the flowers you send are in a masculine looking vase or arrangement. Vases made of leather pewter or stainless steel will be better appreciated than delicate looking crystal or porcelain. The arrangement should not have anything remotely delicate in it. If you feel that the flowers will not be appreciated you could send your boyfriend or husband a beautiful bonsai instead. This will have maximum impact and can also be placed in the office in order to brighten up the place. A bonsai can be quite expensive but it makes a very attractive gift to a man.