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szdaily -> Lifestyle -> 
Fresh tips for buying fresh flowers
    2014-04-11  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    THERE’S more to buying flowers than snatching up the nearest bodega bouquet. Here are some tips for making the most of your flower-shopping excursions. 1. Think ahead about color and quantity to avoid sensory overload. You want a sketch, not a list, so you can remain open to what’s fresh and beautiful that day.

    2. Go first thing in the morning, if possible, but keep in mind that many flowers will change shape and color over a day or more. Do your research before you go — hyacinths, for instance, will stay tight and closed if you buy them too immature.

    3. Even if your all-time favorite flower is a carnation, time of year can make a huge difference. In early spring, you can try forsythia and tulips; in late spring, peonies are at their best. Flowers are like produce — always better in season.

    4. Greenery can take your arrangement to the next level. Geranium leaves and staghorn ferns can never be wrong.

    5. Shopping for flowers is not just a visual exercise. The scent of your bouquet is as important as the look, so don’t be shy. What a luxury to find something that’s both fragrant and pretty!

    6. Strategize when buying flowers for an event. In a perfect world, you’d buy them two days ahead — one to soak up the water and condition, and one to settle into their arrangement. You can make any tweaks on the day, but jumping on the prep work will help them look their best.

    7. Put flowers where you can enjoy them. The dining room might seem like an obvious choice, but if you never eat there, what’s the point? You’d be better off displaying them on your bedside table or bureau. Or, you can put a single flower by your bathroom sink. It’s a cheerful pick-me-up that you’re guaranteed to see daily.

    8. Developing your own taste will take time, and what you think you love now will likely evolve. Don’t let choice become prohibitive. Go for what pleases you, and you won’t go wrong.

    (SD-Agencies)

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