How To Care For Your Fresh Flowers
_So you find yourself with a beautiful arrangement of flowers from your Valentine. That's great news! It is scientifically prove that the presence of flowers increase feel good emotions, overall life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manor. Flowers are the easiest way to improve our emotional health.
The average life of a fresh floral arrangement is usually about 4-7 days. Of course this will vary depending on where your flowers came from and how you care for them. Here are some tips to help keep your flowers looking as beautiful for as long as possible.
If you have any other flower care questions we are happy to answer them, just leave your comments below.
Flowers for Valentine's Day
_What does Valentine's Day mean to you? Well to me it means work, work and more work, but that is a good thing. Flowers are big business on Valentine's Day. Consumers will spend 1.8 billion on flowers given this holiday. Research shows that men also love to receive flowers for Valentine's Day, so ladies don't forget your sweetie. I think flowers should be given and received by all on this wonderful holiday. Of course, I am a little bias.
The Rose became a popular Valentine's Day flower in the 17th century from the belief that the Red Rose was the favorite flower of Venus - the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty and hence it is dubbed as the flower of love and passion. When purchasing roses for your love, remember that each color conveys a different meaning:
Red - Love & affection, Romantic & Abiding Love, True Love, I Love You, Desire, Courage & Passion, Congratulations, Job Well Done, Respect & Appreciation, Honest Beauty, Courage & Passion, Bliss to Marriage
White - Purity & Innocence, Reverence & Humility, Heavenly & Honor, Everlasting love, Marriages and New Beginnings, I am worthy of you, Beauty & Youthfulness, Remembrance
Pink - Grace & Elegance, Admiration for beauty and refinement, Sweetness
Yellow - Friendship and "I care", Unbridled joy, Promise of a new beginning, Gladness, Delight, Warmth, Good Luck, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Dying Love
Orange - Fascination, Passion & Desire, Enthusiasm & Energy, Pride, "I am so proud of you"
Lavender - Love/Enchantment at first sight, Regal majesty and splendor, Wonder & Impossibility
Peach - Modesty, Closing of a new deal, Great cheer, Sincerity & Genuineness, Sympathy, Gratitude and Thankfulness
Even though roses are a beautiful, traditional flower to give on Valentine's Day, we are seeing the increase of other blooming like gerbera daisies, tulips and lilies becoming more popular for the holiday. In my opinion as long as you give/receive flowers this Valentine's Day, I'm happy.
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Celebrate LOVE in February!
At Blooming Envy we are dedicating the whole month of February to celebrating LOVE! To kick things off, I designed a non-traditional, Valentine's Day wedding, vision board. Who say Valentine's Day weddings have to be red and white? You can have fun, play with other romantic colors and really turn ordinary into extraordinary. What do you think? Leave your comments below.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.