Valentines Flowers / January 12, 2019 / Rachel Gates
Before choosing what you will send you should consider these aspects carefully. The next step to send Valentines flowers or to purchase Valentines flowers is to plan the timing of the flowers delivery. If you plant to take your Valentines Day Date out to dinner then you might want to consider having a flower bouquet delivered to her door before the date or you could choose to have the restaurant present the flowers to her over dinner. Next do your research! Certain types of flowers have different symbolic meanings. For example it is a commonly known fact that roses are symbols of passion and love. However did you know that the use of ivy in a bouquet symbolizes fidelity and marriage? It will impress your date or partner if you are able to tell her the symbolic meaning behind your presentation.
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.
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.