The better you care for your roses, the longer you will enjoy their beauty. Roses can be purchased from many sources, but the best place is from a professional retail florist. Rose care starts at the farm and ends with you; it’s what happen in between that makes the difference.
How to Care for Roses Delivered in a Gift Box
If you receive your roses in a box, open the box immediately and place the roses in a vase with tepid water until you’re ready to arrange them. If the roses arrive already arranged, carefully unwrap and check their water level. The vase should be at least 3/4 filled; add water if needed.
With boxed roses, check to see if there are guard petals of the rose. “Guard petals” are protective petals on the outside of the rose head. They may appear as a green/white section of the petal. If unappealing to your eye, carefully remove these petals. New research states that by removing the guard petals, the rose may open faster than normal.
1-800-Flowers and Google Wallet have teamed up this Valentine’s Day to deliver even more smiles with a special promotion that will WOW you! If you’re a Google Wallet user, you can save $15 on your purchase when you choose to “Buy with Google” at checkout on the 1800Flowers.com mobile site only.
American Heart Association Celebrates 10 Years of Going Red!
Here at 1800Flowers.com we’re all about wearing red throughout the month of February for one of our favorite holidays Valentine’s Day, but today we wear red for a really amazing cause. In honor of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day® today, members of the 1-800-Flowers.com family are wearing red to support the cause for heart disease awareness! Heart disease is the number one killer in women in the United States. More information about how you can “go red” can be found on their site www.goredforwomen.org.
Use the beautiful winter chill as an inspiration and bring it into your home as décor with a few simple steps! Using just flowers, water, and plastic wrap, you too can create a stunningly icy centerpiece and accent.
Use this fun DIY idea at your next winter-themed soiree, or add some icy accents to your sizzling Valentine’s Day. We used roses to add a romantic touch to this arrangement, but you can get creative and use any fresh bloom or winter-inspired accent you’d like!
Traditional Valentine’s Day roses and chocolates always make the perfect traditional gift, but this V-Day, how about thinking outside of the box to sweep your sweetie off her (or his) feet!? With a little extra thought you can make this February 14 an unforgettable one by mixing tradition and innovation – I’ll show you how in this simple sentiments Valentines blog post to make them feel extra special.
Whether you’re planning a romantic night in or an exciting night out, show your Valentine just how much you care by taking the time to pay attention to the little things. It’s the tiniest of details that make the biggest difference, so here are some ideas for a truly special celebration of love.
Valentine’s Day may be over, but you’re still left smiling over that stunning arrangement of flowers gifted to you by your special someone. Even though the flowers are slowly beginning to wilt, you can still continue to enjoy this thoughtful gift even when the month is through with a bit of forethought and creativity!
Whether your sweetie sent you roses or your favorite February flower, get inspired by these ideas for reusing fresh flowers to make the most out of your beautiful bouquet.
Its’s no secret that long distance relationships are rough – from the lack of physical contact to the differences in time zones, and maintaining that spark you once had in the beginning now takes patience and hard work. Once Valentine’s Day comes along, watching all those happy couples walking hand in hand, may make the distance seem even longer, but don’t fret! With some creativity and planning, you can make sure that this Valentine’s Day is just as memorable and romantic, even if you and your special someone are stuck in different area codes or country.
Here are some fun ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your long distance sweetie. And remember, a stunning bouquet with a personal message will always make the day memorable!
February may be associated with Valentine’s Day, but those born in the second month of the year know it’s not all about candy hearts and roses! The name “February” originates from the latin word “februum”, meaning purification; a perfect description of the winter month that cleanses the earth of last year as we make our way into the regrowth of Spring. Those born in February share a birth month with the likes of some of the greatest men and women in history including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Rosa Parks. It is also the shortest month of the year, making those born during those 28-29 days all that more special.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift February birthday gift, take inspiration from their interests as well as the month and season. Here are some fun facts and history to help you pick the perfect gift for your recipient.
A stunning bouquet of a dozen fresh roses may be the way to your sweetie’s heart on Valentine’s Day, but the card is your chance to convey the messages that flowers may not.
This year, combine the beauty of nature’s finest flowers with a bit of creativity and fun, and create your own floral-inspired DIY Valentine’s Day card! For this project, we used pressed flowers to create a one-of-a-kind card that will really touch your special someone’s heart. With a few simple alterations, we took this homemade card above and beyond by including a detachable bookmark as well – that way you’ll always be on their mind even when they are lost in their own world while reading their favorite book! Continue reading
February 14 may be the official day of love and romance, but why wait until then to celebrate your sweetie?! Start the Valentine’s Day festivities early with 14 days of love notes – one note a day starting February 1st and ending right before that romantic dinner you have planned (in case you don’t have anything planned, here’s a friendly reminder!).
I used restickable glue to create one-of-a-kind love notes using the leaves on my paper flowers. You can use this technique to turn any type of bouquet – from fresh flowers to paper roses – into a creative gift for your special someone.
These paper lilies are so easy to create and customize, whether you are a beginner crafter or advanced DIY pro! I took inspiration from different types of lilies – from Tiger lilies to Stargazer Lilies when choosing the color combination. Even little hands can make these DIY paper flowers, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for kids. Turn this into a family fun activity by having your children help with the tracing and cutting, or have them create a bouquet of their own! Continue reading