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Caring of Flowers
Flowers, like humans, respond best to a little tender loving care. No, you don’t have to hug them, but a few basic guidelines will ensure your flowers maintain their perkiness for longer.
General care tips
• If you’ve received cut flowers, whether it’s a presentation bouquet or a hand tied, you’ll need to re-cut the stems before you put them in the vase to make sure their vascular cells are wide open to take up water.
• But never ever bash stems this is a real old wives tale and is actually the kiss of death to most flowers. All bashing achieves is the mangling of aforesaid vascular cells into such a state they haven’t a hope in heck’s chance of taking up water. Always cut the stems at a sharp angle using a knife if possible, or very sharp scissors.
• Place the flowers immediately in clean water, mixed with the flower food, or they’ll dry out and you’ve defeated the object of cutting. Make sure there are no leaves sitting below the water line, as not only will they rot and release harmful bacteria, which kills flowers, but they’ll consume vast amounts of the nutrients in the flower food which need to get up the stem to the flower head.
• To maintain the look of your flowers, repeat the process three or four days later, removing any wilting or dead flower heads so that the water supply is sent to the flowers still blooming or, in the case of multi-headed varieties, still to open.
o Hand Tieds
As these are arranged for you and tied together, the first rule is not to cut the binding string. It doesn’t harm the flowers and it means the bouquet will stay looking gorgeous. If it’s been delivered aquapacked i.e. there’s a bubble of water around the stems hold the bouquet over a sink and cut the bottom off the film. This way the water will pour down the sink not over you.
o Arrangements
If you receive an arrangement, it will have been made in a water retaining foam. This will need topping up every couple of days. Simply dribble water into the centre of the design or at the back where a good florist will have made a small nick into the foam.

Flowers are used for various occasions, among them:
Happy birthday
Do well
Get well
I love you
New year’s day
Sympathy & funeral
Thank You
Valentine day
Wedding day
International Women’s day
Mother’s day
Father’s day
Easter season
International /public days
Normally flowers are of different colors, headsize, cutstage and length size. Ofcourse its believed that each type of flower and color has its own meaning.

Language of Flowers
List of Flowers and there meanings
To express your feelings here we are giving you a list of flowers with there meanings.You can choose the flowers which express your feelings, desire or love as per there meanings.
• Alstroemeria – aspiring
• Aster – contentment
• Azalea – abundance
• Carnation – pink(attitude),red(flashy),white(remembrance),yellow(cheerful)
• Chrysanthemum – bronze(excitement),white(truth),yellow(secret admirer)
• Daffodil – chivalry
• Daisy – innocence
• Freesia – spirited
• Gardenia – joy
• Gladiolus – strength of character
• Hydrangea – perseverance
• Iris – inspiration
• Jasmine – grace and elegance
• Lily Calla – regal
• Lily Casablanca – celebration Day,enthusiasm
• Lily Stargazer – ambition
• Lisianthus – calming
• Magnolia – dignity
• Marigold – desire for riches
• Orchid – delicate beauty
• Peony – healing
• Rose pink – friendship
• Rose red – passionate love
• Rose red & white – unity
• Rose white – purity
• Rose yellow – zealous
• Statice – success
• Sunflower – adoration
• Tuberose – pleasure
• Tulip – pink(caring),purple(royalty),red(declaration of love),white(forgiveness)
• Tulip – yellow(hopelessly in love)
• Zinnia – thoughts of friends

Recently I was talking to a floral industry colleague about the tragedy of the huge loss of retail florists over the past decade. We’ve gone from over 26,000 florists to under 13,000 currently and many more are likely to cease business as each year passes. The colleague then asked me why I even bother to try to help retailers. “They are sometimes their own worst enemies,” he explained. “Why waste your time?” His words made me think of something written by the noted anthropologist and writer Loren Eiseley: “Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean. He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?” The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.” “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man. To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.” Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!” At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one.” What if we could organize into a whole group of starfish throwers? Maybe we could make quite a difference!!
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Would you pay 5 cents more a stem for a rose that lasted twice as long?
Recent studies by the American Floral Endowment (AFE) found that consumers preferred to give and receive flowers that lasted longer, and would be willing to pay more if they were offered longer lasting flowers. This poses the question: “Would you pay more for flowers that lasted longer?” When fuel prices go up, so do fuel surcharges which increase the price of flowers. And flower prices usually increase before major holidays. And what more do you get for those increased prices? Nothing. So, if you were offered roses that cost 5 cents more a stem, would you pay it if they lasted twice as long as roses you’re currently buying?
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