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Rose Care & Handling

Follow these simple steps to get the maximum vase life
and enjoyment from your fresh cut roses!

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TLC Starts with H2O

Getting your roses into water quickly is the first step in caring for them. Fill a vase ¾ full with fresh, cool tap water. The roses will absorb the water, soaking up the nutrients that will travel up to the bloom and create a lively flower. Check the water level every day and add more water as needed.

Flowers Love Food

Flower food contains three essential ingredients that help extend the life of your roses: a food source for continued flower development, an acidifier to control the pH of the water and a biocide to kill harmful bacteria.

Keep the Bad Stuff Out

Before placing the roses into the water, remove any extra foliage that would fall below the water line. Foliage in the water causes bacteria to grow, shortening the life of the roses.

Snip Your Stems the Right Way

Cutting your roses is crucial to maintaining their health. Cut each stem carefully at an angle, about an inch from the bottom, while holding the bottom of the stem underwater. Once it's cut, place the roses in the vase immediately.

6 Common Types of Roses

There are many rose varieties grown around the world. Here are just a few of our favorites!

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Long-Stem Roses

Long-Stem Roses
Known for their "wow" factor, these roses truly are the cream of the crop, and are gathered with the upmost quality and care. Only the most elegant blooms are chosen for our long-stem rose arrangements.

Tea Roses

Tea Roses
The most common type of rose, tea roses are similar to long-stem roses, only with a shorter stem. Tea roses come in a variety of colors and make lovely bouquets for any occasion.

Sweetheart Roses

Sweetheart Roses
Sometimes called "miniature roses," sweetheart roses are smaller than other rose types. But what they lack in size, they more than make up for in charm. Available in a wide assortment of colors, tea roses are perfect for creating memorable vase arrangements.

Spray Roses

Spray Roses
Spray roses are unique because they feature multiple blooms that branch off from the main stem. Sprays come in a vast array of colors. They are beautiful on their own yet versatile enough to complement other flowers in an arrangement.

Garden Roses

Garden Roses
These fragrant flowers have large, wavy petals in a combination of colors, and feature large heads. Garden roses are also known as "antique roses", "cabbage roses" and "vintage roses", and sometimes resemble peonies.

Bi-Color Roses

Bi-Color Roses
A large, multi-colored open bloom is the signature of bi-color roses. Their picturesque petals, with a rare natural blend of two colors, branch out from the stem. Bi-color roses are equally as lovely in floral arrangements and garden plants.

There is a sadness that washes over us when we hear that someone near and dear to us has passed. Thoughts go through our head about this person when they were with us;good times, moments shared, laughter and even times of sorrow. Whether it is someone that was very close to us or someone that touched us some way in our life, we want to do something to honor that person. As you choose the remembrance gift you send, whether it is a flower arrangement or maybe something that will live on such as a plant, we think not only about what would honor the departed the most, but what would bring comfort to their family or friends. Now, in addition to beautiful flowers, there are remembrance gift choices that help those left behind during their grieving process.

Unique Remembrance Gift Ideas

Remembrance gifts are gifts that are long-lasting that can be placed in a home or yard that honor the departed while comforting those every time they see them. Choices include plaques that serve as reminders that the departed will never be forgotten such as sympathy plaques with angels or simply comforting messages. There are books of comfort that celebrate life. There are even dried wreaths made of greens such as eucalyptus and myrtle. Unique offerings are available too such as a seeds of life kit that allow a plant or tree to be grown in honor of the departed. And as important members of families, there are even statues for honoring beloved departed pets.

Ordering Flowers and Gifts Online

At 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® they not only offer a wide selection of beautiful fresh sympathy flower arrangements that can be sent for a funeral, memorial or home, they also offer a selection of beautiful remembrance gifts that can easily be ordered online and shipped directly to a home or business. Remembrance gifts ordered through 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® even arrive in a gift box.

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