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Tips for Buying Roses

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Roses have a reputation as the royalty of flowers. When are roses a good flower choice as a gift? They’re perfect for a variety of occasions – birthdays, congratulations, a thank you gift or a romantic gesture. We already gave some background on rose color meanings, and if in doubt, you can always send a mixed-color bouquet or a dozen of the person’s favorite color. Here are a few more things to consider when ordering roses:

Should I order loose or arranged flowers? 

Roses are sold either loose (we can box them or wrapped them in a bouquet) or arranged in a vase. Although it is less expensive to purchase them loose, keep in mind that the person receiving them will have to arrange the flowers (some people may enjoy doing that, others not so much). If you do purchase them loose, will they be going into water quickly? If not, ask for water tubes to be placed at the end of the stems.

How many should I get? 

Roses are sold individually or by the dozen, and they are also often incorporated into arrangements with other flowers. The amount you order will depend on the occasion and your budget, but simply ask us for suggestions and we’ll help you find the perfect arrangement for your needs.

Should I order short-stem, long-stem or spray roses?

Long-stemmed roses are the most common variety we sell and carry the highest distinction. Short-stemmed varieties are shorter in length and sometimes contain slightly smaller heads than the long-stemmed varieties! Spray roses have several mini rose buds on each stem, offering a gardeny look.

Which roses smell the best?

Most roses are bred for color and appearance, and therefore, many varieties commonly found for sale do not have a significant fragrance. However, we can special-order garden roses, which have a natural, “wild” look and a heavenly scent!

Happy Rose Month and don’t forget about our 6 roses for $6 special all month long!


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