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Choose the Best Cut Flowers

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Choose the best cut flowers

No matter what occasion you are celebrating, fresh flowers make an excellent gift. If you want to send flowers to somebody special, it's understandable for consumers to search for the very best flowers. It's not only about the types of flowers but rather their quality. For example, a bunch of roses is a beautiful gift. However, if your roses are not in perfect condition, your bouquet will not look as attractive as it should.

When shopping for fresh flowers, you should start by taking note of where the flowers are stored. Your florist or flower shop should keep fresh flowers and foliage in a cool environment. They should not be exposed to the elements. If flowers are left outside, the sun, wind, or even cold temperatures can cause significant damage.

Before you place your flower order, it's also a good idea to inspect the flowers. You should avoid flowers that are fully open as well as those that are tightly shut in bud form. Opened flowers won't last as long as partially opened buds. Tight buds, on the other hand, may never open. If you are ordering flowers online, make sure that you conduct research before choosing an online florist. Check reviews and find out what other clients have to say. This is the best way to find out more about the quality of the flowers provided by that florist.

You should also check the flowers for any signs of damage. Broken stems or brown petals should be avoided. If you are ordering online, make sure that the florist you choose has a reasonable customer satisfaction policy. You should be protected against poor quality or damaged flowers.

If you are receiving the flower delivery yourself, you should take a moment to inspect the bouquet upon delivery. This way, should you be unhappy about anything at all, you will be able to raise the issue without delay.

Finally, don't forget that some flowers last longer than others. For example, carnations are known to last longer than roses whereas cut orchids last longer than carnations. Choose seasonal flowers for the best quality and to be sure that your bouquet will last as long as possible.

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