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Avas Flowers -In business since 1977, Avas Flowers possesses a reputation as one of the nation’s leading florists.

Whats your Birth Flowers – Presented by Avas Flowers

Each month the year has a birth flower associated with it. Avas Flowers presents you with a list of those flowers along with a brief description of their symbolism.

The Snowdrop is this month’s flower. It is generally accepted to mean purity, love and fascination.

Primrose is February’s flower, symbolizing modesty, virtue and distinction.

Meaning rebirth, vanity and unrequited love this month’s flower is the Daffodil.

Daisies and Peonies are the birth flowers for this month. The accepted meaning for these flowers are loyal love, innocence, gratitude and healing.

May brings us Hawthorn and Lilies of the Valley symbolizing humility, happiness and sweetness.

The rose and the Honeysuckle are this months flowers expressing love, gratitude and appreciation.

This month bring the Water Lily and Delphinium. These symbolize sweetness, joyfulness and fickleness.

Poppies and Gladiolus are the flowers of August. They represent moral integrity.

Morning Glories and Asters are this months flowers. Symbolizing magic, love and daintiness.

October brings us Marigolds and Calendulas which represent grief and grace.

The Chrysanthemum is Novembers flower, their meaning is cheerfulness, friendship and abundance.

The last month of the year’s flowers are Holly and Narcissus, symbolizing sweetness and self-esteem.

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Make Cut Flowers Last Longer – Presented By Avas Flowers

Avas Flowers offers you some basic techniques to make your cut flowers last longer.

1. Pick your flowers in the early morning or evening with buds just starting to open.

2. Cut stems at the desired length on a diagonal to increase the area for water uptake.

3. Put the cut stems immediately into a basket of tepid water. This is to prevent the cut end from sealing. A sealed end means the flower cannot take up water.

4. Before putting flowers into a vase remove any leaves that would be underwater when put in vase.

5. Transfer the flowers to vase filled with lukewarm water to a height of halfway up the stems.

6. Add some additives to the water, if you don’t have professional flower food these common household items are an alternative. One teaspoon of sugar for food and one quarter teaspoon of bleach to inhibit bacterial growth. However, the most important thing to do is to change the water every two days.

7. Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight and away from fruit. Fruit emits ethylene gas which will promote wilting.

We at Avas Flowers hope that these simple tips will help you enjoy your cut flowers for a longer period.

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