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Honor Mom With Flowers and Plants

Honor Mom With Flowers and Plants

(NewsUSA)- Spring is here, which means Mother's Day is just around the corner. Remember, there's no better way to show mom how much you appreciate her than by giving the splendor of fresh flowers and plants. It's one of the most traditional and thoughtful ways to celebrate the day.
According to a recent survey, lilies, gerbera daisies and roses top the list of moms' favorite blooms. Other popular plants and flowers for moms include gardenias, hydrangeas and mini-roses.
Here is some advice from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM on how to care for spring's beautiful blossoms.
* Use a knife or shears to cut an inch from the bottom of each stem while holding it under water. This allows the stem to draw in the water instead of air.
* Arrange the flowers in a deep vase filled with lukewarm water. Then, mix in the floral preservative provided by the florist.
* Remove all of the leaves that fall below the waterline in the vase to deter bacterial growth.
* Keep cut flowers and arrangements looking fresh by adding warm water to the vase every day. Always keep the vase full and change the water every three to four days.
* For maximum longevity, recut the stems whenever you change the water.
* Keep the vase in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight and heating or cooling vents.
Following these simple guidelines will help mom get the most out of her flowers. Go to 1800flowers.com for beautiful Mother's Day arrangements, such as the flower-filled Gorham Amethyst Crystal Bowl.

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