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Midday Fix: Buying Valentine’s Day flowers – tips from designer Michael Gaffney

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Valentine’s Day Flower Tips:

Women love arrangements to create a floral story with mixed combinations of fragrant flowers including roses, lilies, orchids and Holland flower varieties

Avoid purchasing “bullet roses” that have tight bulbs that will never open, instead choose a rose slightly “unfurling.” These roses have been harvested later and will open and last longer

Pricing guide: single rose ($5), mixed flower arrangements ($25 – $75), a dozen roses ($55 – $125), orchid mixed wrapped box or vase ($25 – $100)

Gather many of just one flower like stock flowers or roses and use the “collaring” technique with mixed greens for easy and elegant vase arrangements

Put a few drops of bleach in the water and mist your flowers daily with water to help extend the arrangement’s life

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3 Comments to “Midday Fix: Buying Valentine’s Day flowers – tips from designer Michael Gaffney”

    M. Keiner said:
    February 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    What is the name of the product that Michael Gaffney said to spray the flowers with. It was a wax product.
    I enjoyed this segment. It gave me ideas on how to arrange my garden flowers.

    Maripat said:
    February 5, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Crowning Glory Flower Spray

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    February 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM

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