Sound the alarm! Yes, it’s that time again! Valentine’s Day is on Friday and if you have a bright and shinny significant other – it’s time to show them your love! In the physical form of flowers and food – obviously. If nothing else, flowers will always save the day. No matter what gender, sexuality – everyone loves flowers.
Where to go:
Did you know Feel Good With Flowers has a map of every florist closest to you?! Click here to smell the roses… Also has nationwide delivery and every florist will have roses.
Flowers After Hours in Parnell, Auckland. They smell delightful, every bunch is stunning – you will not be disappointed. I even got a bunch of flowers made here and asked for it to be horrible for a person I did not like and they even made those look good. UGH, the audacity!
How to get the most out of your bouquet of roses:
- Bleach your vases before you put your flowers/water inside, bacteria multiples so fast in the warmer months of the year, so your vase may look clean, but it’s really not.
- Recut your stems and strip off loose foliage. Always cut the stem on an angle for ultimate water absorption.
- Ask your florist for ‘flower food’ which comes in a sachet and can be added to water.
- Roses need lots of water and you should change the water every TWO DAYS.
- Don’t leave red roses in the sun or hot places around the house.
- Ask your florist for LOCAL! Quite often imported roses are maxed out by the time they get to you. They take three weeks to arrive and already have a short life span.
- Don’t place your roses by any fruit bowls, it’s because ripening fruit emits a gas called ethylene which can cause cut flowers to age more rapidly, making them more susceptible to wilting and withering before their time.
- Your roses should last anywhere from 7 – 10 days, if treated well.