Red Rose Day

red rose dayRed rose day falls on June 12th, a day for us to appreciate America’s favorite flower…the red rose. The red rose ultimately signifies love. Red rose day is appropriate to fall in a June setting, due to June being the most popular month for weddings. All across America red rose bushes are blossoming in yards everywhere. They are easy to grow, producing a bounty of sweet scented flowers from June up until the first frost. Aside from being the most popular cut flower in arrangements, red roses are also the most popular in flower beds and around foundations of homes for decoration.

Celebrate Red Rose Day by:
-Buying red roses for someone special or for yourself
-Planting roses around your yard

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts – Why do roses have black edges?

long stem red roses Author Gay Smith, who is an expert in flower care and handling has put together this article about why do roses have black edges?

1.  WHY BLACK EDGES on ROSES?
Black edging happens for two reasons: light and temperature.

Explanation: 
UV light–
Roses are grown in areas with lots of intense light energy. Production areas close to the equator (Colombia and Ecuador) get 12 hours light      everyday of the year and the light energy (luminosity) is strongest at the equator vs. northern latitudes.

Pigments in red roses are particularly sensitive to “sun-burning”. This condition is genetic to red, brown and purple rose varieties

UPSIDE: It is this strong equatorial light that also provides us intense colors

Temperature:
Greenhouses in Latin America are mostly not heated so when there is a big difference between daytime and night time temperatures, roses respond in a way that the pigments concentrate.  In yellow and pink varieties, concentrated pigments appear as red flames or    intense color chips, but in red varieties, pigments appear black.

UPSIDE: The wide variance in daytime—night-time temps gives us HUGE head sizes

2.  DO BLACK EDGES AFFECT VASE LIFE?
No, not at all. The down side is simply the effect on aesthetic appearance

3.  WHY DON’T GROWERS PEEL PETALS SHOWING EDGING?
•   Peeling opens the bud structure and blooms pop fast
•   Peeling triggers the internal production of ethylene which shortens vase life
•   Ethylene gas is produced as a wound response
•   Peeling distorts the bud shape. No one wants a Hershey’s kiss shape rose
•   Peeling the guard petals leaves roses susceptible to mechanical damage inherent in  transit and handling
•   When roses open, the dark edges re-curve down and are not visible

4.  WHY DO WE GROW VARIETIES THAT SUFFER EDGING PROBLEMS?
These varieties are selected because they perform well in the growing conditions of Latin America (e.g. large heads, strong, long, straight stems, good opening)

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts – Caring for your cut roses…

long stem red rose– If you have cut roses but won’t be arranging them until later, get them into warm water as soon as possible.  Roses need hydration!
– Once you are ready to arrange your roses, always use a clean vase to prevent any bacteria from damaging the roses.
– Fill the vase ¾ full with warm water.  Warm water can be absorbed easier by the roses, allowing for the nutrients to reach the bloom quickly!
– Flower food is a key ingredient to helping your roses last longer.  Be sure to follow the directions on the package when adding the food to the water.  If you do not have any packaged flower food available, you can make your own using 3 teaspoons of non-diet lemon-lime soda and 1 teaspoon of bleach to one quart of warm water.
– Remove any foliage that would fall below the water line.  Leaves cause bacteria to grow in the water which will shorten the vase life of the roses.
– To cut your stems properly, you should hold the bottom of the roses under water and cut each stem at an angel, removing about an inch of stem.  It is best to cut the stems under water because this allows for the roses to start absorbing water immediately.
– For optimum vase life, repeat these steps every three days!

Keeping your roses looking beautiful…

  • Always avoid displaying your roses in direct sunlight and near any drafts
  • Keep your roses away from ripening fruit as these give off ethylene gas, which shortens the life of the cut flowers.
  • Gently remove any discolored or drooping petals.

If your roses wilt, they can be revived!

  • Submerge the entire roses under water, such as a sink or bathtub.  In about 30 minutes to an hour, the roses will have absorbed enough water to become replenished.  Before putting it back into the vase, remember to cut off one inch of the stem under water using a sharp knife or pair scissors.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts – As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own… find out what the number of roses in an arrangement means!

red roses pave one dozen red roses in a vase roses in a bubble bowl

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts – The Meaning of Rose Colors

Colored Roses for ValentinesRed Love, Beauty, Courage, Respect, Romantic, Love, Congratulations, I Love You, Job Well Done, Sincere Love, Passion

Dark Red Unconscious beauty

White Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness, Heavenly, Blissful

Red and White Given together, signifies unity

Pink & Dark Pink Appreciation, Thank you, Grace, Perfect, Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness,

Light Pink Admiration, Sympathy, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness, Charming

Yellow Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Jealousy, I Care

Yellow with Red Tip Friendship, Falling in Love

Orange Desire, Enthusiasm & Fascination

Red and Yellow Given together, Jovial, Happy Feelings

Peach Appreciation, Closing the deal, Let’s get together, Sincerity, Gratitude

Pale Peach Modesty

Coral Desire, Aspiration, Wish for

Lavender Love at first sight, Enchantment

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

 

DIY – 10 Romantic Ways to Use Rose Petals…

  1. Have a romantic candlelight dinner at home and sprinkle them around the table.
  2. Run a nice bubble bath and scatter rose petals on top. Don’t forget to do this after you have finished running the bath.  The white bath bubbles will make a beautiful backdrop for any color rose petals.
  3. Create your own romantic getaway at home. Shower the bed with petals add a little candlelight and you have a recipe for a wonderful romantic night.
  4. Leave a trail of rose petals leading from the front door to their bubble bath or even to a gift you have waiting for them in another room.
  5. Send a card to their office and fill it with rose petals. This will create a cascade of petals when they open it.
  6. Start their day off right. Scatter petals throughout the car and include breakfast from their favorite restaurant.
  7. Placed in a book your sweetheart is reading
  8. Bring rose petals to a restaurant and have the waiter sprinkle them on the table right before you are seated.
  9.  Spell out a special message with the petals such as, “I Love You”.
  10.  Hide them in your lover’s purse or wallet. No matter where they go, they will be thinking of you.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

 

Looking for the Perfect Valentines Gift?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Valentine’s at the Davie and Boca Raton Flower Markets!  Take a look at some of our Valentine’s décor around the stores!  We have beautiful red and pink Valentine vases.   Heart picks and teddy bears to accent your arrangements.  This time of year Field of Flowers is filled with lots of hearts and love!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.