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Jan 30 • 2012 • FlowersFreshPreservingRose NewsSpecial GiftValentineromantic valentineroses

MAKE YOUR ROSES LAST LONGER

Roses are one of the most common valentine's day gift.

Preserving those rose stalks fresh for a long time is really difficult and all attempts to keep that special gift goes in vain after a day! To keep the flower vase bright and lively with fresh rose stalks, here are few tips to maintain the rose flowers and make them last longer.

Tips to keep rose stalks fresh: 1. The flower vase should be clean from bacteria. Scrub and wash the vase with hot water and bleach to kill bacterias which reduces the freshness of the rose. 2. It is best to store rose flowers in a cold place. This maintains the flowers and lasts long. You can either store the rose flowers in refrigerator overnight or keep them in cold water. 3. Sprinkle a pinch of bleach in water before putting the stalks. This prevents the growth of bacteria. 4. You can also store the rose flowers in warm water for one day. This keeps the rose flowers fresh for a long time as cut roses easily absorb warm water. 5. Always remove leaves from the from the bottom of the rose stem. Leaves rot and can easily grow bacteria. So, remove all foliage from the bottom. 6. Cut the rose stalk from bottom to keep it hydrated and fresh. You can cut everyday to keep it fresh. Fresh cuts enhances the glow and makes the rose flowers look fresh and last longer. 7. Keep the flower vase in a cold place where there is less humidity and sunlight. This prevents the rose flowers from drying. 8. Change the water everyday to make the rose stalks last longer. Cut the stalk from the bottom regularly to keep the flowers fresh. You can cut at an angle of 45 degree angle to allow easy absorption of water. Whether the rose flowers are cut from the garden or bought from the florist shop, you would like to spread its smell and aroma in the house for days! Follow these tips to keep the rose fresh and bright for long. Store your romantic valentine's gift in a cool place and keep in the refrigerator at night if required.

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Jan 14 • 2012 • BowsHusbandLoveRedRoseRoses in PoetryValentine

ROSES IN POEMS & POETRY

A Collection of Rose Poems and Poetry from  Famous Poets and Authors.

'Be My Valentine' Rose

Red roses were her favorites. Her name was also Rose. Every year her husband sent them, tied with pretty bows. The year he died, the roses were delivered to her door. The card said, "Be my Valentine," like all the years before.

Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say, "I love you even more this year, than last year on this day. My love for you will always grow, with every passing year." She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear.

She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this day. Her loving husband did not know that he would pass away. He always liked to do things early, way before the time. Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out fine.

She cut the stems, and placed them in a very special vase. Then, placed the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face. She would sit for hours, in her husband's favorite chair. While staring at his picture, and looking at the roses there.

A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate. With loneliness and solitude, that had become her fate. Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before. The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her door.

She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock. Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist shop. The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain, Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain?

"I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago," The owner said, "I knew you would call, and you would want to know. "The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance. Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance."

"There is a standing order, which I have on file down here, and he has paid, well in advance, you will get the roses every year. There also is another thing, which I think you should know, He wrote a special little card…he did this many years ago.

Then, should ever, I find out that he is no longer here, That is the card…that should be sent, to you the following year." She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears was now flowing hard. Her fingers were shaking, as she slowly reached to get the card.

Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note. Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote… "Hello my love, I know it is been a year since I have been gone, I hope it has not been too hard for you to overcome.

I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real. For if it was the other way, I know how I would feel. The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life. I loved you more than words could say, you were the perfect wife.

You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need. I know it is only been a year, but please try not to grieve. I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears. That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.

When you get these roses, think of all the happiness, that we had together, and how both of us were blessed. I have always loved you and I know I always will. However, my love, you must go on, you have some living still.

Please… try to find happiness, while living out your days. I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways. The roses will come every year, and they will only stop, when your door is not answered, when the florist stops to knock.

He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out. But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt, to take the roses to the place, where I have instructed him, and place the roses where we are, together once again."

by Anonymous

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