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    Default Flowers that last...and look effective

    We need flowers in the house at the moment and one bunch is doing great at lasting - they still look fabulous 4 days after I bought them (lillies). However, the poor little roses are struggling and drooping their way soon into the bin.

    I need a flower that is effective looking and a nice pink colour (not too irredescent), not too big as they are for the dining room table.

    They also need to be cost-effective and convenient to purchase with children in tow.

    I should add that I looked at getting fake ones but they were often around $18 per flower which was a lot -for the fake look.

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    What about potted flowers?

    Is it for selling your house or something? When our old house was on the market I just bought bunches of flowers at Coles and replaced them when they died. Sunflowers lasted really well.

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    Lizianthus (sp?) and gladioli last ages. The gladi s might be too big for your table but they will both last 1-2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    What about potted flowers?

    Is it for selling your house or something? When our old house was on the market I just bought bunches of flowers at Coles and replaced them when they died. Sunflowers lasted really well.
    Your assumption is correct - yes! Probably not potted as they will not be permanent as I'm allergic.

    Do sunflowers only come in the yellow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ565 View Post
    Lizianthus (sp?) and gladioli last ages. The gladi s might be too big for your table but they will both last 1-2 weeks.
    We used to grow gladiolis - yes, probably a bit tall, but I'll check out the lizianthus online - thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ565 View Post
    Lizianthus (sp?) and gladioli last ages. The gladi s might be too big for your table but they will both last 1-2 weeks.
    Oooh - just looked up the lizianthas - there's pink ones!!!
    It also says that they last for 2-3 weeks as cut flowers - that would be great. Now I just need to find where to buy.

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    The florist at work told us to put sugar in the water to make them last longer?..... I've never tried it myself so I'm not sure it actually works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    The florist at work told us to put sugar in the water to make them last longer?..... I've never tried it myself so I'm not sure it actually works.
    Thank you - I'll try this with the lillies and the next bunch of flowers. The other flowers aren't probably long for this world now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Your assumption is correct - yes! Probably not potted as they will not be permanent as I'm allergic.

    Do sunflowers only come in the yellow?
    Yep, only in yellow I'm afraid.

    What about tulips? This is more what I meant when I said potted:
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    Or daffodils?
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    Grabbed all these from Pinterest

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    What about chrysanthemums, they can come in a dusty pink and last really well.

    Other suggestions would be maybe natives!? Pink king proteas, they can be expensive but you would only need 3. Or a small bunch of wax or blushing brides, they all last really well.

    Orchids also tend to last really well and come in a range of colours.


 

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