9 beautiful flowers that change from roses

Roses are the favorite flower of the French and are traditionally one of the most frequently given gifts on Valentine’s Day. This year, why not stand out and surprise your significant other by changing things up? Opt instead for a bouquet, equally sublime and romantic, from these 9 local varieties!

Valentine’s Day: why change roses?

Offer something else only roses for Valentine’s Day! Your bouquet will be just that more personal and original, far from cliche! Furthermore, you should know that although roses are beautiful flowers symbolizing love, they are not symbol of ecology! In fact, the carbon footprint of a bouquet of roses is uniquely highbecause they are the most common made abroad then repatriated to Europe by plane. Their culture is too very demanding on water : we count between 7 and 30 liters of water per button ! So you better choose nice local and seasonal flowersconfess your love to your partner, but also to the environment!

Valentine’s Day: replace roses with local seasonal flowers

Rest assured that it is entirely possible to create a a beautiful colorful bouquet with a sweet scent without resorting to roses. By preferring local varieties, your bouquet it also lasts longer ! Here is 9 varieties impress your other half:

  • Anemones
  • Buttercups
  • Peonies
  • Daisies
  • Lavender
  • Iris
  • Tulips
  • Forgetfulness
  • Camellia

Valentine’s Day: how to make your bouquet last?

Once you get the bouquet, cut stems obliquely about 2 to 3 cm clean scissors or pruning shears. This allows for better water absorption. Make sure the vase is very clean and change the water every two days. Remove any leaves submerged in water to prevent decay and bacterial growth. If a package of flower food came with the bouquet, be sure to use it. Otherwise you can add a teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of bleach or white vinegar in the water to nourish the flowers. Finally, every 2 or 3 dayscut the stems one centimeter.

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