Monday, January 25, 2016
With roses being in high demand annually, it's no surprise that growers produce them year round as well. Growing roses doesn't have to stop, even during the winter. Gardeners just simply shift their planting and grow indoors. If you are a gardener and you are going to use roses quite often, you may consider just growing your very own. Whether you have experience at growing or not, here are simple and easy steps to growing your own gorgeous roses indoors in the winter, which you can enjoy year round!
First, find a location indoors that has a lot of sunlight during the day. Roses need at least six hours of direct sunlight to thrive; the more sunlight the better. This will determine whether you grow a miniature rose on a sunny window ledge or try raising a full-size rose plant in a sunny room in the house. If you choose to plant a full size rose, select one of the varieties that does not grow very large. When selecting a rose, choose a plant that has a fragrance and is disease and pest-resistant.
Next, put a layer of Styrofoam packing peanuts in the bottom of the plant container; fill the container about one-third of the way full. These peanuts will allow for adequate drainage for the plant without adding extra weight to the container. Use these peanuts even if the container has a saucer on the bottom. Make a planting mixture of 1 part peat moss, 1 part mulch and 2 parts potting soil in a bucket. Put this mixture on top of the packing peanuts, filling the container to a little more than halfway to the top. Lightly shake the container to allow the mixture to settle around the peanuts and add more if needed to bring the mixture level back up to half full.
Remove the rose from the container it came in and gently loosen the roots with your fingers. Center it in the new container and add some of the soil mixture around the roots. Water lightly to settle some of the soil. Finish filling the mixture to the point that the bud union is covered with about 1 inch of the soil mixture. Do not water again at this point; it might slosh out when you move the plant container.
Lastly, place the container in the sunny spot. Now water the soil gently. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Apply indoor plant food to the rose about once a month. Watch for problems normally associated with roses, such as insects or disease. Treat immediately with a pesticide or fungicide. As the plant begins to grow it will "reach" for the sunlight. Shift the container so a different side of the rose is exposed to the light. Prune and deadhead the rose the same as you do during the spring and summer.
Whether need them for a wedding, Valentine's Day or any other special occasion, Applying these steps with your indoor planting and you can have a variety of the roses that you pant for.
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Reference: www.ehow.com, Kay Dean, How to Grow Roses Indoors in Winter
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Flower same-day delivery is becoming more popular, as customers can get their flowers anytime fast. Florists are finding that providing this level of service can vastly expand their business. It is a great tool to help market your floral shop and gain the type of word-of-mouth advertising that you're looking for. With the success of same-day floral delivery going so well, it is thriving throughout the world. Sbwire.com just recently released an article about Russia-based floral delivery company Megaflowers that has decided to dive into same-day delivery there.
For more than a decade, Megaflowers offers exclusive services to meet custom needs for flowers within and outside of Russia. It provides floral deliveries to several major Russian cities, including Voskresensk, Ozherelye, Aprelevka, Yakhorma, Kolomna and Zvenigorod. The article mentioned how Megaflowers works directly with the floristic shops located in different parts of the world to make sure that the flower bouquet reaches the recipient fresh. Alliances with floral vendors helps the company deliver bouquets within 3 to 24 hours of receiving the order.
Just as with any flowers being delivered, there must be a model for delivery that is consistently successful. Russia may have different factors involved with the various cold weather patterns, yet, it is a matter of finding what will work in that part of the world. In the US, same-day delivery of flowers has become a favorite for shoppers everywhere, especially with the ability to place orders via mobile when you're on the go. Flowers will continue to be a desired commodity for major holidays and same-day delivery is going to grow right along with it.
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Up to 3pm daily, our same-day delivery is at your disposal for $11.99. For all orders placed after 3pm, they will be delivered the following day or on the date specified. We also have our next-day delivery is available for only $9.99. We perform all of our deliveries, resulting in fresh flowers and on-time service. Whether you are need a Marietta Flower Delivery or a Norcross Flower Delivery, you can be assured that Peachtree Petals will get it there. Call and experience a Peachtree Petals bouquet today!
Reference: 1.11.16, sbwire.com, Megaflowers Provides Same Day Fresh Flower Delivery in Moscow and Other Major Cities