Buy Fresh Flowers Online

By: Josh Riverside

A vase full of resplendent blooms is a refreshing and enchanting sight. People like to send and receive flowers to convey their feelings .Be it any celebration, special event or festival, flowers are the perfect gift for any occasion. Even though dried and artificial variety is available in the market, nothing beats the charm of fresh, fragrant and inviting blooms.

Buying fresh flowers from the local florist may not give you the quality you are looking for. Flowers available at the retail outlets are generally those, which are procured through middlemen. Stems are cut, sent to the middlemen, who in turn sell it to the retailer. Here the flowers wait in the shop till the customers pick them. So the arrangement you decide on may not always be fresh and aesthetically pleasing.

Buying fresh flowers online is a good idea since you can browse the net for flower shops that get their shipment directly from the growers. Placing an order with these people will result in your getting the freshest flowers always since they are delivered to you directly within 24 hours of being cut. With this short lead time, your flowers arrive fresher, look better, and last longer. Choosing seasonal flowers may also give you the fresher variety. In January go for Tulips and Daffodils. September should see you opting for Dahlias, Marigolds and Sunflower.

Ideally the flowers should have a vase life of seven days. Wilted flowers send unhappy vibes and don't lift your spirits, as a flower should. To keep them fresh and vibrant, remove any leaves that may be under water. Remember to cut about one inch off each stem using a sharp knife and add floral preservative to the water. Make sure your vase is full daily and keep in a cool area away from direct sunlight.

With these small steps you can keep your flowers fresh and beautiful for a longer time.

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