How Florists Keep Flowers Fresh for Long

If you are the one, who is looking to find the best combinations of the flowers, then there is nothing best than to have the services of the florists, which can be the best option at all. But, when we think to have the best combinations of the flowers, then we always take into consideration the freshness of the flowers available. So, ideally, the best time is to pick the flowers from the florists in the morning, when the flowers have enriched water in their stems, and similarly, you should not pick the flowers in the noon or afternoon, when there is the sun is at its hottest.

The heat of the sun lowers the level of water present in the stems of the flowers, and this will lead to loss of the freshness of the flowers. Similarly, if there is a raining, then shake the flowers gently to remove the excess of water. If there is an excess of water, then it would lead toward damaging of flowers, which is not so good.

What is the best time to pick the flowers?

We can choose the flowers when these are not properly opened, it would be pleasure and rejoicing, when you will see the flowers opening in front of you slowly. If you choose too tightly bud to open, then it will never open up. And this is especially true about the tulips and roses. When it comes about the IRIS AND daffodils, then it should be half opened. We should pick the gladioli with the open of the bottom two to three florets are opened, while the upper florets are still in bud, in this way, carnations, camellias, dahlias, Iris, marigolds, hydrangeas, gerberas are suitable when they are fully opened, so you always have a good choice to choose the flowers always.

You can use the number of techniques available to make the flowers fresh for a longer time period. For this, use a plastic bucket a third to half way with warm water, because flowers take the warm water more readily than the cold water. You can also add the preservatives to the water, which can help to make the flowers looking fresh and beautiful. Always keep in the mind that, flowers take the water from the ends of the stems and not through the sides of the stems, so have to be careful while filling the water in the bucket. Keep in your mind, the foliage present on the stems, will pollute the water containing bacteria, which will kill the flowers. Chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and stock are some kinds of flowers, which leave over the odour, when left standing under water over a period of time.

When you buy the flowers from the florists, you can place them in the warm water by removing the wrappers from the flowers. When the cut flowers have been kept a long without water, then cells start to form over the cuts ends of the stems, which will prevent the stems from taking the water readily. Along with this, there are lots of treatments and preservatives, which are used to protect the flowers.

Hong Kong Flower Show 2014

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2014 organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department was held between 7 and 16 March at Victoria Park. The show attracted 550 000 visitors.

Kalanchoe

This year the theme flower was “Kalanchoe” and the theme was “Blossoms of Joy”. Over 200 organisations from 15 countries showcased exotic flowers, landscape and floral art displays. The participating countries were Mainland China, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States. A series of fringe activities were held during the show period, including music and dance performances, green talks, floral art demonstrations, greening activites workshops, green promotional stalls, guided visits, recreation programmes, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and fun games.
Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the flower show has attracted more than 200 organisations from 15 countries to take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays. More than 350 000 flowering plants are on display, among which are about 40 000 pots of the theme flower, the kalanchoe. With “Blossoms of Joy” as its main theme, this year’s flower show is supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as the major sponsor.
A series of fringe activities have been arranged to complement the flower show including music and cultural performances, floral art demonstrations, green activities workshops and fun games. Among them was the Jockey Club Student Drawing Competition that was held last week and had its prize presentation ceremony

Happy Wonderland

The “Happy Wonderland” on the park’s lawns has been well received by youngsters, with fun-filled programmes including magic shows, balloon-twisting, face-painting, African drum playing, inflatable bouncers, sketching, arts-and-crafts stalls, games stalls and more. Equally entertaining are the marching band and music performances.
Various programmes are being held on the stage, including rope skipping, artistic gymnastics, Chinese music and cultural performances. There are also floral art demonstrations by masters from Japan and Hong Kong.
The flower show has attracted more than 200 organisations from 15 countries to take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays. More than 350 000 flowering plants are on display, among which are about 40 000 pots of the theme flower, the kalanchoe. With “Blossoms of Joy” as its main theme, this year’s flower show is supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as the major sponsor.
At the flower show, a multicoloured floral carpet stretches from the Sugar Street entrance of the showground all the way to the stage. The theme of the floral carpet is “Home of the Animals” and it features assorted animal shapes made up of foliage and colourful flowering plants. Delightful floral displays themed on cosy homes around the world are also featured at the Hing Fat Street entrance.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is also presenting a spectacular exhibit entitled “A Garden of Joy in Hong Kong”. The display is made up of striking contours and a lively composition using colourful kalanchoes to form a multi-layered parterre, providing the background for scenes of everyday bliss.
Another exhibit, named “Floral Celebration” and measuring 28 metres in length and 15m wide, creates a rich and colourful layering effect. The theme flower kalanchoe in a variety of colours is clustered closely with other floral species to contrast with tulips. The tulip display in a variety of colours is strikingly beautiful and provides an opportunity for leisure viewing and photo-taking.

Other main attractions include a mosaiculture display entitled “My Home Among the Corals”, showcasing marine creatures living in the coral reefs; Brand Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Velodrome floral walls; spectacular displays from the Mainland; and interactive photo-taking booths.

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