There's no better way to cheer someone up when they're down or add light to your home than with flowers. There are thousands of species of flowers out there but some are more high-maintenance than others. From roses to hydrangeas, here are some tips on how to care for these four high-maintenance flowers.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so you may either receive or plan to buy some roses for a loved one. According to About Flowers, around 40% of Americans claim that a florist has helped them in a relationship. As your local florist will tell you, these beautiful blooms need plenty of food and water. You should switch out their water every two days and remember to feed them a teaspoon of sugar and vinegar or a floral preservative that your florist recommends. It's best not to set your roses on your windowsill because direct sunlight can be harmful.
When it comes to exotic flowers, orchids are one of the most popular ones around. Just remember to put them in a highly humid environment with indirect light. If you allow them to sit too long in water, they'll eventually rot. A good way to increase the humidity level they need is to place them in a tray of pebbles and water. Don't forget to water or mist them daily.
Do you love the color yellow and want to spread some cheer? Then get some beautiful daffodils from your local florist. These cheerful blooms need a cool environment as well as cold water. Always use fresh water and don't mix them with other flowers. Remember to switch out the water daily and add a pinch of baking soda.
When you have colorful hydrangeas in your home, remember they are also thirsty blooms that need lukewarm water. Keep them away from extreme heat and always mist them daily for proper hydration. When it's time to trim them, you could cut their stems at an angle and put the tips in boiling water for about 30 seconds. This process will help seal the cut and preserve them better.
Flowers are a great way to show that you care about someone, and they naturally play to various senses that can make one feel good. The right florist can help you pick out the perfect flowers for any occasion. If you're ready to express your love, compassion, or friendship, call or visit Gidas Flowers today.