Valentines Flowers / January 13, 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.
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.
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.