Everybody knows about birthstones, but did you know that each month is represented by a specific flower as well? It is said that the characteristics of each birth month flower may be inherited by anyone born in that month. The tradition of giving flowers as gifts goes back as far as the Romans, and it was during the Victorian era in England that the language of flowers was introduced, giving meanings to flowers. This enabled people to convey messages to those they loved through the gift of flowers. Read on to learn about your own Birth Month Flower!
Did you receive a lovely bouquet of roses from your one and only this Valentine’s Day? Lucky you!! Those blooming beauties may not live forever, but with proper care, your cut roses could last up to a week or more! Follow the tried-and-true tips below to ensure that your beautiful blooms stay fresh for as long as possible! (If your roses arrived already arranged, you can skip steps 1-4).
First things first, make sure to choose a clean vase for your flowers! It cannot be stressed enough how important good, clean water is for the longevity of your roses. You’ll want to fill your vase two-thirds full with lukewarm water, and then add the floral preservatives that you should have received with your flowers. The floral preservatives will help to keep the water bacteria-free and provide essential nutrients for your roses to extend their life.