Flower Care

How can I make my flowers last longer?
Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for
example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase
life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying
flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a
long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy
tips that can help add days to their beauty!

Essentials For Your Flowers

Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit ; 18 to 22 degrees
Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vent, direct drafts
from a ceiling fan and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)

When your flowers arrive in wet foam, keep the floral foam soaked in
water. When your flowers are arranged in water, keep the vase filled
with water. Colored containers need direct checking for water level
(actually look inside the container). If the solution becomes cloudy,
replace it entirely. If possible, recut the stems at an angle by removing
1 to 2 inches with a sharp knife.
Tip:
2 drops of Peroxide will reduce bacteria, hence, a longer lasting bloom.
Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will
promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.

What is floral food and why use it?
Floral food is a combination of additives that help nourish the flowers
and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best
and easiest ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important
to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral
food can do more harm than good. MORE IS NOT BETTER!!! As a courtesy,
for our customers, our Flowers are treated before they leave our shop,
so you don't have to.


Dictionary Of Flowers

alstroemeria
Alstroemeria
Friendship


amaryllis
Amaryllis
Splendid Beauty


anemone
Anemone
Anticipation


anthurium
Anthurium
Hospitality


aster
Aster
Patience


bird of paradise
Bird Of Paradise
Joyfulness


carnation
Carnation
Pride & Beauty


chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
Cushion Fidelity


chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
Daisy Fidelity


chrysanthemum standard
Chrysanthemum
Standard Fidelity


cymbidium orchid
Cymbidium Orchid
A Belle


daffodil
Daffodil
Chivalry


delphinium hybrid
Delphinium Hybrid Heavenly


dendrobium orchid
Dendrobium Orchid
A Belle


double bouvardia
Double Bouvardia Enthusiasm


freesia
Freesia
Innocence


Gladiolus
Gladiolus
Strength Of Character


heather
Heather
Admiration


hyacinth
Hyacinth
Consistancy


hydrangea
Hydrangea
Heartfelt


iris
Iris
My Compliments


king protea
King Protea
Daring


larkspur
Larkspur
Levity


lavender rose
Lavender Rose
Enchantment


lily asiatic
Lily Asiatic
Majesty


lily stargazer
Lily Stargazer
Majesty


lisianthus
Lisianthus
Outgoing


oncidium orchid
Oncidium Orchid
A Belle


orange rose
Orange Rose
Passionate Desire


peony
Peony
Bashful


phalaenopsis orchid
Phalaenopsis Orchid
A Belle


pink rose
Pink Rose
Sweet Thoughts


queen anne's lace
Queen Anne's Lace
Sanctuary


ranunculus
Ranunculus
Radiant


red rose
Red Rose
I Love You


snap dragon
Snap Dragon
Desire


statice
Statice
Remembrance


stock
Stock
Lasting Beauty


sunflower
Sunflower
Pure Thoughts


sweet pea
Sweet Pea
Delicate Pleasure


tulip
Tulip
Declaration Of Love


white lilac
White Lilac
Youthful Innocence


white rose
White Rose
Purity


 

yellow rose
Yellow Rose
Friendship


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The Color Of Roses

What does it all mean? Roses have many meanings. What color and how
many do I send? The following should answer these questions. When it
comes to roses there is no absolute! If your not sure what color, mix them
up or pick a favorite Color, they are all beautiful and were created to please!

Red:
Sincere Love & Respect, Courage & Passion. Send red roses to convey the message of your passionate love for that someone; saying "I Love You".

Pink:
Grace & Gentility, the rose of sweet thoughts. Send deep pink roses to show
your appreciation & gratitude; saying "Thank You". Send light pink roses to convey admiration & sympathy.

Yellow:
In the Victorian Times, yellow roses meant jealousy. Today they signify friendship, joy, gladness & freedom, the promise of a new beginning. Send
yellow roses to brighten up someone's day; to congratulate your friends &
loved one's during joyous occasions.

White:
Spiritual Love & Purity, the rose of confession, the bridal rose; "You are heavenly", "I am worthy of you". Commonly used as a traditional bridal
bouquet during weddings to symbolize a happy love. You can nevertheless
use them to convey the message of "You are heavenly, I miss you".

Lavender:
Love at first sight and enchantment. Send lavender roses of course, to convey
the message of your "love at first sight" with that special someone. You can
also send them if you would like to make a special impression.

Orange:
Passionate Desire, pure enthusiasm & fascination. An excellent choice for a
new relationship that you wish to pursue further. It can also be referring to
a new business partnership.

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The Number Of Roses

1
2
3
6
7
9
10
11
12
13
15
20
21
24
33
36
40
50
99
100
101
108
365
999

Love at first sight; you are the one.
Mutual love between both; deeply in love with one another.
I love you.
I want to be yours.
I'm infatuated with you.
An eternal love, together as long as we live.
You are perfect.
You are my treasured one; the one I love most in my life.
Be my steady.
Secret admirer.
I am truly sorry, please forgive me.
Believe me, I am sincere towards you.
I am devoted to you.
I can't stop thinking about you, 24 hours everyday.
Saying "I Love You" with great affection.
I will remember our romantic moments.
My love for you is genuine.
Regretless love, this is.
I will love you for as long as I live.
Harmoniously together in a century
You are my one and only love.
Please marry me!
I can't stop thinking about you, each & every day!
Everlasting & Eternal love.


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