When you want to make a romantic gift with flowers you always go to sure shot! Their scent and elegance are perfect messengers of our love. Of course, many people opt for a composition of cut flowers, always current and of great impact: the most requested have roses as protagonists, red as passion! However, they have the disadvantage of not lasting long: even with the best care they lose their splendour in about ten days and then you just have to throw them away!
If you want a more lasting “gift”, you can focus on stabilized flowers. Beautiful alternatives are dry compositions or potted plants. Especially the latter are increasingly appreciated because, with a minimum of care, come back year after year to remind us of the good times spent together on the day of lovers!
She is the queen of flowers and symbolizes romantic love! The obvious choice is to give a bouquet or opt for the stabilized version. If our partner is a lover of greenery, and has a garden or even just a balcony, we can also focus on a plant. There are many options: if you want to impress immediately, you can donate a miniature rose. The most beautiful on the market are those with “romantic” shaped corollas, resistant and re-flowering.
These are of course forced specimens: we keep ours at home in a bright area. When spring arrives, we can gradually move it outside: it will come back to produce buds. For true lovers of greenery, a valuable bare-root specimen can be a welcome gift, to be planted immediately and seen blooming in spring.
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Another great classic! The most common, easy to maintain and make flourish, are undoubtedly the phalaenopsis. On the market they are available in different sizes (from very small to very large) and colours: they are therefore suitable for every location! They require only a very bright environment (without direct light), regular irrigation (when the roots become silvery) and liquid fertilization in the summer. Let’s choose a beautiful specimen with many stems!
For those who want something more original there are many options: among those of simple cultivation we mention the noble dendrobium (often fragrant), the dendrobium phalaenopsis, the vanda (in wonderful shades of fuchsia and violet). If our partner has some experience we can instead opt for a cymbidium or a cattleya.
Fascinating shrub and easy to find flowering in this period! In oriental culture it is considered the symbol of eternal devotion among lovers: perfect therefore as a romantic gift! Depending on our economic availability we can choose a small specimen or one already developed and of great impact. The corollas are available in many colors: from elegant pure white, to passionate red, to romantic pink … the most original can bet on the petals variegated.
Once home, let’s keep it outside, in a sheltered but well-lit area. Let’s remember to always water it with demineralized water and to use acidophilic soil. If you have a garden, you can also place it in the ground, making sure, however, that the substratum and the exposure are suitable.
Bulbs in pots
Small or large compositions of bulbous plants can be found almost everywhere in this period. They are delicious because they bring joy by announcing the arrival of spring. Their sweet and persistent scent will certainly remember our love to our suitor!
There are many essences to choose from: usually the compositions combine small and delicate flowers (such as mosses, snowdrops and crocus) with others of great development and impact (tulips, hyacinths, narcissi).
Once at home we choose for them a well-lit location, away from heat sources: they will last a long time! Once the stems are withered, we wait for the leaves to dry completely: we can then store the bulbs in a cool place to put them back in place, possibly in the ground, in autumn.
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With its shiny, red, heart-shaped spathe, this houseplant is the ideal gift for our partner! You can find specimens of all sizes in nurseries and supermarkets, so it is really affordable for everyone. In the house it is good to keep it in a very bright room, but without direct light, with temperatures always above 20 ° C. The humidity level in the room is fundamental for your health: it therefore lives well in the bathroom or kitchen, provided they are well exposed.
If we want to keep it in full shape, however, do not forget to spray the leaves at least twice a day, then water with demineralized water keeping always fresh (but not wet) the substrate. In the summer, fortnightly fertilizers will stimulate the production of new spatula.
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