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Fresh Flowers in the Heat – Part 1 May 16, 2011

Filed under: Flower Purchases,Flower Tips — godsgardentreasures @ 7:01 am
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The heat has arrived in Phoenix, and many people think that they have to avoid flowers in the heat of the summer. We’re here to help you with tips over the next few weeks for how to enjoy flowers even in the heat of summer!

Today’s tip is to select flowers with waxy surfaces. The waxy surface helps hold the moisture in the flower, so it lasts longer and has more staying power.

Some examples:

Flowers that hold up well in the heat

  from Calla Lilies

  to Asiatic Lilies (non-fragrant) and Oriental Lilies (highly, sweetly fragrant)

  to Orchids (most of them, except the Phaleanopsis Orchid as a cut flower)

  to Bird of Paradise and all the tropical flowers

  to Spider Mums

  these flowers will take care of you and make you look fabulous!

Check back for more blog posts – with more tips on flowers in the heat!

… and to watch for our segment on Your Life A to Z  on the topic, Flowers in the shop now, and to tell us YOUR stories about flowers:

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Four Tips for Flowers in the heat June 30, 2009

Filed under: Centerpieces,Flower Tips — godsgardentreasures @ 5:38 am
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Here are some ideas for flowers at events in the heat:

1. use tropical flowers – with their waxy surface, they hold up well in the heat. And though they are a bit more costly per stem, even just a few stems artistically arranged by your floral artist make a big impact.

Pincusion Protea from Down Under are stunning combined with purples!

2. if the event is outside, ice down the water – add ice cubes to the water just as you are putting the flowers out. They like a cool drink just as much as we do!

3. if the event is outside, put them out last minute, and in the shade!

4. Use mums, daisies (gerberas don’t care for the heat so much, though) or talk to your floral artist about the flowers best suited for the style and heat of your event!

More tips for flowers in the heat.