Valentines Flowers / January 12, 2019 / Bobbi Oneil
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.
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.
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.