Have you placed your order for your Valentine’s flowers? Or perhaps you’re hoping to be treated this year?
Whether it’s you or your loved one welcoming flowers into your home on 14 February, don’t forget that your blooms will last longer if you treat them right.
Here are my top tips for floral longevity:
- Set your flowers free! If your bouquet has arrived in a pouch of water, cut it away and place the flowers in an actual vase. Delivering the flowers with a water supply means that they stay hydrated during transit: the cellophane wrapping is not intended to be a vase for the duration.
- Every few days tip the water out of your vase and add fresh water, with flower food – you probably got a sachet or two from the florist when they arrived. Re-cut the stems and enjoy your flowers for a little bit longer.
- As elements of your bouquet begin to fade, be ruthless and sort through the vase. Throw away (compost) the dead stems and save those that still have more life in them. Repeat step two. As your stems become shorter, and fewer in number try placing them in smaller bud vases (or jam jars) and grouping them along your window sill or mantelpiece.
For more advice check out this blog post.
Perhaps you’re getting a bit fed up with the same old bunch of roses that are picked up with little thought on the way home from work? If you’d like your Valentine to make you feel really special have you thought about suggesting a Valentine’s Day gift of a bespoke workshop in the comfort of your own home? You could make it a family affair – get the children involved or have your friends round. The other half could even nip out for a (guilt free) trip to the pub.
My workshops are always tailored to suit your particular needs. I offer a full teaching service supplying all the materials that you’ll need to create your own flower arrangement. I’ll even take away the rubbish at the end of the session. It’s a fabulous opportunity to take time out, learn a skill for life and just have fun.
To explore your options drop me an email today firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share this blog post with your friends, family and work colleagues – it may just be what they’re looking for this Valentine’s Day.
Until next time, happy flowers!
If you’d like to find out more about my next flower arranging workshops, you can sign up direct to my mailing list on the home page of my website – or, if you’d rather, just email me at email@example.com
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