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Roses, the ultimate romantic symbol

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The rose is the ultimate symbol of love, beauty, romance and passion. This single flower has the ability to convey an emotion like no other and has world-wide recognition and desire. Cleopatra famously insisted on a carpet of rose petals and a rose petal stuffed mattress when Mark Antony visited. Nero, the well known Roman Emperor, covered an entire beach with roses during a high profile celebration. Greek mythology details the rose was named by Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Most importantly, roses are given as a gift to those we love to show just how special they are and just how much they mean to us. The rose is truly a powerful flower that can be used for so many occasions and for so many reasons.

When may people think of a rose, they instantly think of the beauty and splendor of a fine fresh red rose. The red rose is the ultimate symbol and gift of love, affection and romance. It’s also considered the “universal rose” that can be given to your significant other for any occasion – Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, “Just Because” and so much more. And if you were wondering, “Yes”, guys like receiving red roses also! A red rose is the quintessential addition to any Valentine’s Day gift and can be given as a single rose or as a large bouquet.

White roses convey many different emotions and carry many different meanings. The white rose is usually first thought of as symbolizing purity. The color white is clean, crisp and pure. When thinking about a gift for a friend that shows loyalty, innocence and respect, a white rose is a perfect choice. When giving a white rose during Valentine’s Day, it shows pure and everlasting love.

When looking to provide a gift that is delicate, gentle and full of graceful emotion, a pink rose is a perfect choice. Pink roses have long been admired as a way to communicate heart-felt appreciation and gratitude. A pink rose can be used as a way to say “Thank You” along with saying that you appreciate the relationship with the person who is receiving the rose. A pink rose given during Valentine’s Day expresses the delicate joy felt within the relationship and also admiration of the one receiving it.

Yellow roses are a perfect way to express familiar love and appreciation of unwavering affection. Normally, yellow roses do not show deep and passionate love. Instead, they show the giver respects and is grateful for friendship and is determined to grow the relationship. During Valentine’s Day, yellow roses are given to express pure joy and happiness.

Not only can roses be given individually or within bouquets, but the colors can be mixed within a bouquet to not only create a beautiful and magnificent visual gift but also to deliver a full bouquet of emotions. As an example, you can mix red and white roses to express pure and intense love and that your love is forever. Sometimes, mixing roses simply says that you like someone so much that you decided to give them the most beautiful flower you could find! Whatever the reason, a rose (or rose bouquet) on Valentine’s Day is a perfect gift reserved for the perfect person.

Wholesale and Bulk

Monday, December 17th, 2012
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When you deal directly with the farm source, you cut out the traditional fresh flower supply chain and middlemen, as your bulk order is shipped directly to your doorstep.

There are two main benefits to buying roses in bulk from the farmer: You save a bundle as there are no additional markups, and the roses are much fresher (and stay fresher longer)!

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Fresh Cut Rose Care

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Here are some tips to make your fresh cut Rose last longer:

  • Immediately on receipt, open the box and give your Rose attention. If you cannot attend to your Rose immediately, open the box and place it in a cool dark place until you can take a few moments to properly care for it. Place it in the refrigerator (NOT freezer) if you have space.
  • Start by filling a clean vase (disinfected, as germs kill flowers) with water to which a good floral preservative has been added. Using it as recommended will provide additional days of vase life. Avoid using water from a water softener.
  • Remove any leaves that may be under water to prevent decay. When removing leaves and thorns, do not cut through the green bark. Air can enter the water conducting passages through the injuries and restrict water uptake. Bacteria in the water can clog stems.
  • While holding the stem under water in a sink or under running water, cut about one inch off with a sharp knife or shears (preferably disinfected also). DO NOT let the newly cut end dry off before transferring it back to your arrangement or other container. (You only have about two seconds to do this!)
  • Immediately after the stem is cut, place your Rose in a deep vase of warm preservative solution (about 100 degrees F). If possible, leave it in a cool dark room or refrigerator to “condition” for 2 or 3 hours before arranging.
  • If a florist’s porous foam material is used in assembling the arrangement, it is important that it is thoroughly saturated in advance in water containing a floral preservative. Use a vase large enough to keep the entire block of foam submerged. Be sure that the Rose stem is inserted firmly well below the solution level in the container. Do not move the stem end after inserting it into the foam. This may leave an air pocket at the base of the stem.
  • When you arrange it, do not let the Rose lie out on a table. Keep it in your conditioning vase until you place it in your arrangement.
  • Display your fresh cut Rose arrangement in a cool area out of direct sunlight and drafts. Keep your Rose away from the heating and air vents and also never set it on a TV.
  • Roses are thirsty flowers. It is important to check to see that the vase is full and add preservative solution often. Be sure foam materials are completely saturated and the container is full daily.
  • Premature wilting is not a sign that the Rose is old. It usually indicates that air is entrapped in the stem and the preservative solution cannot flow properly up the stem. The end of the stem may be blocked, or look for a cut or scrape in the bark above the water level. Recut the stem above the injured section and then submerge the entire Rose in a basin or shallow pan of warm water (about 100 degrees F). Be sure to keep the stem and head straight. Some florists recommend shaking the Rose gently under water until air bubbles come out of the Rose head. It will usually revive within an hour and can be replaced in the arrangement.
  • Every three days, empty the water, wash your vase, cut the Roses as suggested and put back into the vase as before.

Don’t have floral preservative? Try this recipe (at your own risk):

Add to 1 quart water: 2 tbs. fresh lemon juice, 1 tbs. white sugar 1/2 tsp. household bleach

Or, according to some (use at your own risk), if you run out of flower food, simply add a few tablespoons of 7-UP or Sprite to the water. These beverages contain citric acid which is one of the ingredients contained in a package of flower food.

For more fresh cut flower care and preservation tips, please visit Floral Preservatives. We also have some great general rose care advice at our companion website, Rose Advice.


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