Flowers Truly Reach Your Soul.
Flowers are a heartfelt, natural way to lift our spirits. They can provide a
smile for a tired face or brighten a room for a convalescent. Just imagine your
favourite flower. Are you smiling yet? You are obviously in a better mood.
There is not a doubt that beautiful surroundings provide us with a favourite
environment that helps us thrive. Flowers are an elementary and affordable way
to add a splash of colour and emotion into your life.
Tropical flowers are an exciting new change from traditional floral gifts like
roses , and with modern shipping methods a tropical bouquet is available
worldwide. Their massive size and vibrant colours produce an impressive gift for
favourite occasions like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthdays and
Flowers can be purchased from local florists or even "Grower Direct" services
that ship them worldwide. If purchasing flowers to be shipped, it is vital to
ensure that someone is waiting to pick up the delivery and that it is not left
with the mail on a back porch in the sun all afternoon until someone comes home
from at six o'clock. Flowers are shipped without any water to sustain them, and
hours of neglect on top of the shipping time can take days off their lifespan.
If you acquire tropical flowers like Heliconias or even gingers, or even if you
were lucky enough to live in the tropics and have them for your garden, just
remember a few select tips to help them thrive and to extend their shelf life as
Caring for Cut Tropical Flowers.
1. Water your plants well and give them a big drink before cutting. This is
important for foliage plants as well because some species “drink” incredibly
little after cutting. Instead, they live off their stored sap. Tropical plants
have adapted to their natural environment which means frequent however short
periods of massive tropical downpour.
Look at the flower heads and notice how the petals are “cupped” to catch and
store as much water as possible. These plants drink from the top and like being
showered with water. Look at the pattern on the leaves. The ridges channel water
down to the stem where it's absorbed into the many layers of the plant.
2. If your flowers have been out of water for any length of time after cutting,
submerge them totally in the bath for half an hour prior to placing them in a
3. Cut 3 to 4 inches off the stem and then place them in a tall vase FULL of
4. Employ a spray bottle to mist them at least twice a day.
5. Change the water and trim a new end on the stems each 2nd or even third day.
You are able to double the vase life of your cut flowers by applying these
About the Author: Frank Hague loves flowers.
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