A miracle happens each spring. The Earth returns from its dormant phase during winter. The land begins to turn green again and tiny plants begin emerging from the soil. It becomes the season for flowers. But you do not have to wait until spring just to see a flower or smell one.
Thanks to the internet, florist shops and the ability to ship world wide, you can have a flower anytime you want one. A flower makes an excellent gift for everyone. Even men enjoy the beauty that a flower can bring to their home.
In this article we will cover the basics of planting as well as what type of flower to send on each occasion. You may not immediately develop a green thumb but you will at least know the basics.
Is it better to plant flowers from seeds, bulbs or starters?
As you already know, a flower can be purchased in three ways: bulbs, seeds and starters. The flower that you pick up at a nursery is what is known as a starter. Someone else has planted the seed in very rich soil and it has grown to the point it is blooming and green. If you do not want to wait on your blooms, it is a good idea to go ahead and pick up starters.
Your flower beds will immediately be in color and bloom. But not all flowers can be purchased this way. For the flower that comes from a bulb, you have to plant the bulb in the fall. By spring, or early summer, it will have grown and be in bloom. So what you start with is not as important as how patient you are.
How can I make my cut flowers last longer?
There is nothing quite like having a fresh bouquet of flowers in your home. The beautiful colors and the scents fill the area and someone brighten it. If you want your bouquet to last longer, and it does not matter if they are picked from your flower garden or from the florist, you will need to do a few steps.
The first is to pick the right size container. You do not want a vase that is too big nor too small. The next step is to take the bouquet into the kitchen or bathroom and turn the tap on.
Using sharp scissors or a knife cut the flower stem at an angle while it is under the water. Then place it in the vase. There are special tablets and powders that you can mix with the water in the vase to help prolong the life of the bouquet. If the bouquet came from a florist, this packet is usually included.
Are there other types of flowers that I can send instead of roses for Valentine's Day?
Yes, there are many, many types of flowers that you can send instead of roses for Valentine's Day. A flowering orchid is a beautiful and elegant touch that any recipient is bound to love. Perhaps they have a favorite color.
You can find lilies and tulips in a wide range of colors. You may also want to consider a mixed bouquet that contains many different types of blooms.
Daisies never go out of fashion and when mixed with the right greenery, it will be something that the person treasures since it is unique. If you still feel that you need to send roses, you can include one or two in the mixed bouquet.
How can I send someone flowers if they live far away from me?
In the past sending flowers to someone that lived far away was a definite pain. You would have to call a florist local to them and then hope for the best since you could not actually see what the florist put together.
Thanks to the internet and many well known floral companies, you can go to their website and pick out the bouquet or arrangement that you feel is best and then they will handle the rest. You may not be able to get same day delivery in some areas but at least you will know exactly what is being sent. If there is a mistake in the order, the floral company will correct it and you can have them send the correct arrangement.
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