How to Choose the Freshest Flowers for Mother's Day
Don't panic, but Mother's Day is less than a week away! Although celebrating Mother's Day is not mandatory, it is a nice, thoughtful gesture! After all, your mother was the one that gave you life and took care of you for all of those years. She worked hard and made a lot of sacrifices so that you can have the life that you do today!
Here are some tips to choosing the freshest flowers for Mother's Day!
- Check the water the flowers are in. Make sure it's clean and not brown and slimy, as dirty water can cause flowers to rot.
- Flowers with unopened buds or buds that are just about to open will last longer than fully bloomed bouquets. Flower heads should be relatively tight.
- Avoid flowers that have brown, wilted, or faded blooms. Fresh flowers will have bright, vibrant, and firm petals. As well, avoid blooms with visible signs of pollen (the yellow residue).
- Choose flowers with firm, green stems and leaves. Avoid foliage that has signs of disease or pests.
- Once purchased, to keep the flowers fresher longer, be sure to recut the stems and place flowers in a vase with the flower food.
This Sunday May 12th, 2013, show her how much you care and appreciate her. Flowers are a classic Mother's Day gift and you can't go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of fresh cut flowers! And like always, you can order them online at growerdirect.com or you can visit your local Grower Direct store to hand pick her gift.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Flowers (funflowerfacts.com)
- A Guy’s Guide to Giving Flowers (growerdirect.com)
- Flower Meanings (growerdirect.com)
- Colour Meanings (growerdirect.com)
- Cut Flower Care- FAQs (growerdirect.com)
- Cut Flowers & Ethylene Gas (growerdirect.com)