Thursday, February 11, 2010

Flowers Need Love Too

There is something so romantic about receiving a fresh arrangements of flowers from your loved one - especially on Valentine's Day! As Vera Wang notes "Flowers represent our inner emotions and transform the everyday into a special occasion. When receiving fresh flowers, it is important to know about basic maintenance and care in order to enjoy your gift to its fullest potential."

Indeed! Myself? I like an arrangement of roses much like the ones in the above image. To keep your flowers as long lasting as your love, keep these helpful tips in mind:
  1. Remove the outside guard petals. These petals were left on to protect the bloom during shipment.
  2. Cut 1 inch off the bottom of each stem with a sharp knife or floral scissors and remove any leaves that will come in contact with the water in the vase.
  3. Fill the vase with tepid water and add 1 packet of flower food.
  4. Be sure to keep your bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafty areas or high heat to insure a long life.
  5. To keep your bouquet fresh, re-cut the stems every few days and replace the water with fresh water.
After all flowers like any relationship take a bit of love and nurturing to last. To read more on how to take care of your best buds, click here.

Image via Vera Wang.


dognbird said...

Good tips, especially for Valentine's Day. Love your blog!

Hilary said...

It's always great to get a reminder on how to care for your flowers. My Valentines Day bouquet is looking a little peaky, so it's probably time to use a couple. Thanks for the reminders!

Yelena Starikova said...

This is Stunning!


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