Valentines Flowers / January 12, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
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.
The choice is up to you. There are other common sense guidelines when sending flowers. Order early. Be sure you have the recipients complete delivery address and phone. And dont be a too frugal. A few dollars extra can make a big difference with flowers. But theres one tip from smart Romeos thats the most important of all. No matter what flowers you send for Valentines Day remember to include a note that says "I Love You!" Those three words can make any Valentines bouquet the most beautiful flowers in the world. The one myth about Valentines Day that needs busting is that women dont buy Valentine gifts for their significant other. There is absolutely no amount of truth to support this and all women crave blogs and articles alike in hopes that something will help them find romantic gifts for their boyfriend/ husband.
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.