GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Valentine's Day celebrates love, and Bachman's is offering up ideas to capture the hearts of everyone in your life:
For your sweetheart
Classic long-stemmed roses are a classic for a reason, and they continue to remain a popular choice for sending to your sweetheart.
Roses come in a huge range of colors, so you can choose their favorite, or consider a kaleidoscope arrangement that features a cute combination of red, orange, yellow, and pink in the same vase
For your parents
Fresh flower arrangements are day-brighteners for everyone, like a delivery to surprise your parents with something special.
For your kids
Balloons and stuffed animals are always a great go-to for your younger Valentine’s, but your kids will also love adorable planters with miniature blooming plants and festive accents.
For your best girlfriends
Cute necklaces and relaxing spa products are fun ways to show your best friends what they mean to you and give them a great reason to pamper themselves.
For your grandparents
Grandmas and grandpas love to spoil grandkids with sweet treats, and now is a great time to return the favor. Give them delicious gourmet chocolates and caramels to give them an extra sweet Valentine’s Day.
For your neighbors or co-workers
Blooming plants and bulb gardens are delightful signs of spring and colorful ways to show you care.
If you do receive a bouquet or fresh flower arrangement, Bachman's also has tips to make them last as long as possible:
Stay Cool. Your fresh flowers will feel their best if kept in a cool place that’s between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. To avoid dehydration, make sure they stay out of direct sunlight and away from vents or drafty areas.
H–2–Oh! Just as we love to quench our thirst, so do our flowers! Add water to their vase each day, but make sure it’s nice and cool, as warm water makes flowers open more quickly. If the water starts getting cloudy, pour it out and replace it entirely with fresh water.
Snip, Snip. When you’re giving your flowers fresh water, it’s a great idea to give them a fresh cut as well. Snip each stem at a 45-degree angle about 1 to 2 inches up from the bottom. Cutting at an angle prevents the stems from sitting flush with the bottom of the vase and collecting unwanted bacteria. It also gives the stems more surface area to take in water.
De-lish! Give your beautiful blooms added nutrients by sprinkling in a new packet of floral food whenever you replace the water. Floral food is a special blend of additives that nourishes your arrangement and discourages bacteria from growing in the water.
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