Most people feel that Valentine’s Day is not complete without flowers, but as just about anybody knows, February is not exactly the season for growing flowers.
So even gardeners have to join the rest of the crowd by buying fresh flowers at the local flower shop. Roses are by far the favourite — last year about 214 million flowers were put on the market for Valentine’s Day. Of course, this does not mean that other flowers and potted plants are not popular.
It really doesn’t matter what you choose for the special occasion as long as it’s from the heart, and you remember to take care of your flowers once the big day is over. This means that you keep fresh cut flowers in clean water, with bleach to prevent bacteria from attacking the stems. The stems need to be cut off as soon as you get the flowers. While potted flowers need to be kept out of direct sunlight, which is fairly easy at this time of year.
[Via: Santa Maria Times]