Valentine's Day is almost here–and along with champagne and chocolate, one of the most popular Valentine's Day gifts is a bouquet of flowers-specifically roses. How to arrange a dozen roses is an entire post in itself (one that we'll dive into soon.)
But how to care for them? That's easy! We provide tips for flower care in each and every one of our workshops, but we'll drop three of our top rose care tips here to help you keep your Valentine's Day flowers looking fabulous!
1. Cut foliage below the water line
Leaves and thorns below the water line breed bacteria. Use the oh-so-satisfying rose stripper tool to rid rose stems of those pesky leaves and thorns. It will make the flower look better and will help to keep your water fresh!
2. Trim stems at a 45 degree angle
Cutting stems at a 45 degree angle ensures that your stem has the largest surface area possible for absorbing water from your vase. This will help to prolong the life of your cut roses.
3. Use flower food
You know those yellow "flower food" packs that come with flowers you pick up from the grocery store? Use them! Flower food has anti-microbial properties that help to keep your water bacteria-free and will prolong the life of your roses.
Want more tips? Join us at one of our Valentine's workshops!
We'll be at the Royal Standard February 10 (http://bit.ly/2QVvuFX) and White Star Market February 13 (http://bit.ly/2MjAF1J).