February 1, 2010

Negativity Can Take Hold As Winter Continues

Who doesn’t get the doldrums with less daylight, low wind chill and remaining cooped up indoors?  This can bring down even the most optimistic, but studies show that flowers can provide legitimate relief.  Bulb flowers are perfect for curing winter-weepers and will give your spirit a lift and a taste for the coming spring season.

However, when purchasing your forced bulbs make sure they are not too advanced.  For those of you looking for longevity in a flower purchase don’t buy tulips, daffodils and hyacinths already blooming at full-tilt.  You will miss the chance to watch them grow and this is half of the fun after all.  To avoid this, purchase your cut or potted bulb flowers when the blooms are tight and green so you can enjoy the entire growing cycle.

Tip: Did you know bulb flowers can grow several inches after being harvested and reposition themselves in arrangements in just a short period of time?  A gentle reminder that nature cannot tamed.

For more information on spring flowers visit the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center (NFBIC) at www.bulb.com.

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