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    A potted flowering orchid can last for months. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Yep, only in yellow I'm afraid.

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

    I love the pink and white ones in the jug! How long would they last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    A potted flowering orchid can last for months. X
    I spoke to a very unhelpful florist yesterday who had none of the flowers I was after so asserted herself to try and sell me a different colour and flower! ...As well as advertising her sister's business, which we have no need for.
    She did suggest the orchid and had some in a box arrangement in the colour I would like but had no other ones left unfortunately. I'm going to try a different florist tomorrow if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inner hippy View Post
    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.
    I'll write those names down for the florist trip tomorrow - thank you!

    The only chrysanthemums I've seen so far have been a purple colour, so will see if the next florist has something different.

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    Go to a nursery and get an orchid rather than a florist.

    Lisianthus might last you a while but you will need to take care of them - fresh water every two days and trimming stems. Same as most cut flowers, really.

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    As others have said, go the potted orchid. I bought one this time last year and it had flowers on it for 8 weeks. It was a pale pink colour with three stunning flower spikes. It was a phalanopsis (sp?).

    They can be quite expensive from florists. Do you have a local flower market you could go to?

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    Just quickly, I heard recently that the fluoride in tap water kills flowers.
    DEAD! Hehe

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    For roses, you usually put sugar or bleach in the water to help them, also frequently change the water to help them last. Also I have heard, not to use cold water, but room temp, warm water when you put them in. Also cut the stems each time, which will help them last longer. If your search for other flowers fail Or find a house with a garden nearby with Roses, and ask them if they mind to take a couple for your home open LOL


 

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