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.

3 comments:

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!

All Glam Things said...

This is Stunning!

GlamThings

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