1. GENERAL THINGS TO KNOW WHEN BUYING FLOWERS
The price depends on the sort of flower. Roses for instance are always expensive whereas chryzantemas are quite cheap and for good reason. However even if you know what flower is worth more and what is worth less an ill-thinking flower trader can still cheat you by selling you flowers which are not the best. In order to be prepared and always make the best choices when buying flowers you can go through this article. It explains thoroughly how to pick and buy the best flowers.
2. GETTING FLOWERS FROM A FLORIST
The most secure way to buy flowers is from a florist. He knows everything about it and since he is specially devoted to his profession and to flowers he is unlikely to tell you something wrong. He knows everything about flowers and you can be sure that you will be satisfied by whay you get for your money.
3. PURCHASING THE FLOWERS FROM INSIDE THE SHOP
Usually owners of flower shops place a lot of flowers outside the shop. If they have a flower of your preferred kind that is inside the shop, pick that one. Flowers that have been constantly under the sunlight and have frequently absorbed the poisonous fumes from the cars on the street are damaged and in worse state than the ones that have been kept in a cool place with a clean air. Many flowers will quickly rot and their colors and overall strength will wane if they were exposed to both sun and polluted atmosphere. Of course some flower sellers keep all of their flowers outside so you will have to buy those if you can’t find a shop that stores its products in a space that is protected by the traffic filth and constant exposure to the sunshine.
4. MAKING SURE YOU ARE BUYING NEW FLOWERS
You can easily find out if the flowers you are buying are new or old by simply checking the ends of the stem. If the cut is clean and straight and the cut itself is colored in green or white then you can be sure that the flower is well cut and quite young. Old flowers are recognizable by their dark cuts and their ruined, ending on which little streaks of grass still hang.
5. CHOOSE FREQUENTLY WATERED FLOWERS
Of course, there is no point for you to buy flowers that were kept out of water for a long time because it is quite possible for them to rot in the first few days after you have purchased them. Even if they are in water, you still have to make sure that the water is clean and if it is not do not buy the flower because it has probably been long polluted. Of course none of those things is likely to swiftly kill the flower but you can be sure that the flower will not last as long you would like.
6. MAKE SURE THE LEAVES OF THE FLOWER ARE HEALTHY
One sign that warns you about that a flower is on its way to die is the drying and yellowing of its leaves. If there are holes in the leaves, if they are losing their natural green color, you can be sure that the flower will soon die.
7. CHOOSING FLOWERS THAT HAVEN‘T OPENED YET
Try to pick flowers that are not yet open but that are still fresh. If the flower opens in your vase at home under your specific care, it will grow a lot easier and it will last longer.