Roses and Valentine's Day

Roses are the traditional gift given on Valentines Day, and are a favorite gift for Valentine's Day . The red rose signifies Love.

Recipe for Keeping Your Roses Fresh Longer

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

3 drops bleach

Add ingredients to a vase 3/4 full of water. Mix thoroghly with the water to blend.

Add fresh cut flowers.


How to Keep Your Roses Fresh Longer

1. Flowers always keep best when cut under running water with a sharp (un-serrated knife). Make the cut in the stem at a slant. A 45 degree angle is perfect.

2. Before placing your flowers in a vase, be sure to remove any leaves that would be under water, but avoid removing any thorns from your Rose Stems as this shortens the life of your rose.

4. Lukewarm is best for most cut flowers, but use Cold water for any flowers resulting from Bulbs such as tulips, hyacinths, etc.

5. Put your flower perservative package into the warm water and stir to mix it well with the water. If you did not receive a package from the florist make your own with the recipe at the top of the page.

6. Arrange your flowers in the vase and keep them away from direct sunlight or direct heat source.

Keep Petals Looking Perky

All living things wilt a bit with age, but there are steps for maintaining cut flowers in their prime.

• Keep fresh flower arrangements away from heat, direct sunlight, and ripening fruit.

• Check the water level in the vase every day.

• Recut the stems of limp blooms and discard any that do not recover.

Save Your Roses Forever

Flower Drying Formula

9 parts white cornmeal

3 parts borax

Mix together. Bury flowers in the mixture. Let set for 2 weeks, and the dried flowers will last for years

The rose is the favorite flower of 85% of Americans.

Rose hips contain more Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable.

Mythology says that roses grew thorns when Cupid accidentally shot an arrow into a rose garden.

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