Valentines Flowers / January 13, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
Your imagination is the only limiting factor here! Where should you buy the flowers? You can check out reputable local florists or better (and easier) yet is to go online and order from a reputable online florist. Just be sure you understand what you are getting for the money before actually placing your order and paying. This applies to both local and online. Bouquets ordered online are designed and delivered by local florists with same-day delivery available. Its tough to be romantic when youre on the go working 12 hours a day and juggling mulitple priorities. No wonder that on a romance scale of 1 to 10 only 19% of women rate their boyfriend husband or significant other a 7 or higher. But wait guys; theres help. Even if youre on the go you can boost your romance quotient this Valentines. Heres how.
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.