Valentines Flowers / January 13, 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.
You can be sure that your gift of flowers for Valentines Day will be a complete surprise and a welcome one at that. You have to send Valentines flowers to a man with a lot of care especially if they are being delivered to his office. He might feel a little silly if a giant arrangement of red roses arrived at his desk mush to the amusement of his co-workers. You should therefore opt for a neutral looking arrangement of flowers that look masculine and not delicate. This is made possible by carefully selecting the color and type of flowers you use. For instance you could present him with a beautiful arrangement of orchids. They come in a variety of colors including purple and chocolate. There is even an orchid that is speckled with orange and brown. Sunflowers and birds of paradise are two popular flowers for gifting to men.
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.
Whats the best way for a man to make a lasting impression on a woman? Research shows that the answer to making a memorable impact is right under his nose -- with flowers. Ninety-two percent of women can remember the last time they received flowers and 89% agree that receiving flowers makes them feel special. "If the way to a mans heart is through his stomach then the pathway to a womans heart is through her other senses" says Rebecca Cole of Discovery Channels Surprise By Design. "Flowers are a sensual gift that can express any emotion so simply - with just a little knowledge and a phone call to your florist." And flowers given for no special reason may be the most special of all. So light a fire with flowers this Valentines. And keep it burning with a surprise gift of flowers anytime throughout the year.