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Help! Care for cut roses…

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    KyCyn
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    Alright, my beloved husband is taking a dozen roses to his daughter's graduation this evening.  He'll have them in hand for about 4 hours or more before he can give them to her. 

     

    How should he carry them? (They are not in a vase). Will they be ok without water for that long, or should he wrap them in damp towels until presentation time?

    Alright, my beloved husband is taking a dozen roses to his daughter's graduation this evening.  He'll have them in hand for about 4 hours or more before he can give them to her. 

     

    How should he carry them? (They are not in a vase). Will they be ok without water for that long, or should he wrap them in damp towels until presentation time?

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      Bonnie Lea
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      sounds silly, but I have recieved a doz roses each with a wee little plastic bottle affair that snaps on with water on it for each single stem.  Other than that,  a damp paper towel, wrapped with plastic wrrap, and neatly covered in aluminium foil shoud do it.  (you can deocrate it with a bit ' ribbon.

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      Bonnie Lea
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      sounds silly, but I have recieved a doz roses each with a wee little plastic bottle affair that snaps on with water on it for each single stem.  Other than that,  a damp paper towel, wrapped with plastic wrrap, and neatly covered in aluminium foil shoud do it.  (you can deocrate it with a bit ' ribbon.

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      TinaR
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      The little floral bottles are nice… in any craft store…but you can wrap the flowers in wet paper towel and do the baggie/foil thing….you can add a bit of wet floral foam ( take a chunk, hollow it out to fit the bottom 3/4 inches of stems-then soak and use as a disposable small stem vase – still baggie/paper-towel/foil the bottom and then remove/discard before presenting. I think they would probably be ok…better safe than sorry as you don't know how they were kept prior to purchase.

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      TinaR
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      The little floral bottles are nice… in any craft store…but you can wrap the flowers in wet paper towel and do the baggie/foil thing….you can add a bit of wet floral foam ( take a chunk, hollow it out to fit the bottom 3/4 inches of stems-then soak and use as a disposable small stem vase – still baggie/paper-towel/foil the bottom and then remove/discard before presenting. I think they would probably be ok…better safe than sorry as you don't know how they were kept prior to purchase.

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        TinaR
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        that was supposed to be * 3 or 4 * inches…NOT 3/4 inch :)

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        TinaR
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        that was supposed to be * 3 or 4 * inches…NOT 3/4 inch :)

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      KyCyn
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      Thansk, all – we went the plastic bag/moist paper towl route, with tissue paper around them – they look pretty, and espcially so in my husband's arms – and I'm sure his daughter will love them!

       

      Cyn

       

      PS – Geez, Roxanne, it's come to this??? I'm posting to ask questions about long-stemmed roses??!  I can't help it, I still sometimes get nostalic, thinking about the times when a sinple conversation about clotheslines could wreak havoc…. ;)

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      KyCyn
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      Thansk, all – we went the plastic bag/moist paper towl route, with tissue paper around them – they look pretty, and espcially so in my husband's arms – and I'm sure his daughter will love them!

       

      Cyn

       

      PS – Geez, Roxanne, it's come to this??? I'm posting to ask questions about long-stemmed roses??!  I can't help it, I still sometimes get nostalic, thinking about the times when a sinple conversation about clotheslines could wreak havoc…. ;)

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        KyCyn
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        Holy Moly!  I just re-read my post, and next time I type I'll wear my glasses :)

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        KyCyn
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        Holy Moly!  I just re-read my post, and next time I type I'll wear my glasses :)

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        Bonnie Lea
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        yes but Cynthia, glasses don't and won't help m y typing dunno what to do?  re clothes lines.  They are such an important part of our heriitage both in the usa and canada.  I miss having mine.  (ours went over top our swimming p ool) now grant you we lived inn the country, so the only ones who atually saw my 'unders' were cows from neighbours farm pastures next door.  now in the subdivision from  hell,  people  hide  'clothes horses' on their decks which are all 10 feet up off the ground (above ground basement s)  laundry on main floor)  Not me use of dryer all the time. 

         

        One thing, in the country we had HARD HARD HARD water, but ever so clean and fresh,  and I did not believe in water softner which did not work, (also could not afford to have one of the big  in house things attached to the pump)  and always forgot to save money and did not kknow about "warshing sodda'   hahah  how do you equate towels that scratch?  Hubby loved it but of course he is a bear! uses door ways for back scratches whenn I am on strike.  But babies howeled and got red.  I just bled out all the time. hahah

         

        (brisk country air?   frozen unders?  ah!  but I loved the smell true)  now the neighbours would def all choke on their martoonies.

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        Bonnie Lea
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        yes but Cynthia, glasses don't and won't help m y typing dunno what to do?  re clothes lines.  They are such an important part of our heriitage both in the usa and canada.  I miss having mine.  (ours went over top our swimming p ool) now grant you we lived inn the country, so the only ones who atually saw my 'unders' were cows from neighbours farm pastures next door.  now in the subdivision from  hell,  people  hide  'clothes horses' on their decks which are all 10 feet up off the ground (above ground basement s)  laundry on main floor)  Not me use of dryer all the time. 

         

        One thing, in the country we had HARD HARD HARD water, but ever so clean and fresh,  and I did not believe in water softner which did not work, (also could not afford to have one of the big  in house things attached to the pump)  and always forgot to save money and did not kknow about "warshing sodda'   hahah  how do you equate towels that scratch?  Hubby loved it but of course he is a bear! uses door ways for back scratches whenn I am on strike.  But babies howeled and got red.  I just bled out all the time. hahah

         

        (brisk country air?   frozen unders?  ah!  but I loved the smell true)  now the neighbours would def all choke on their martoonies.

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        TinaR
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        Yes, Cyn, it's come to this- very sad. BUT we must not complain…remember "change is good and we must get used to it and get over it" …at least I think that's what he  told us when we complained. I believe he wrote something along the lines of 'wah wah wah, blah blah blah". 

        I DO try, every once in a while, to take the devil's advocate position as in days of old to stim controversy and action. Yeah yeah, they never come here and they're all on Facebook chatting- sure.  I don't  believe the same 2 people are opening and reading the posts 400 times. Have Yawn put  F#*K in the subject and watch the church ladies and gents open faster than they can pray to the Grits God  wink

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        LV
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        Lol!

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        LV
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        Lol!

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        TinaR
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        Yes, Cyn, it's come to this- very sad. BUT we must not complain…remember "change is good and we must get used to it and get over it" …at least I think that's what he  told us when we complained. I believe he wrote something along the lines of 'wah wah wah, blah blah blah". 

        I DO try, every once in a while, to take the devil's advocate position as in days of old to stim controversy and action. Yeah yeah, they never come here and they're all on Facebook chatting- sure.  I don't  believe the same 2 people are opening and reading the posts 400 times. Have Yawn put  F#*K in the subject and watch the church ladies and gents open faster than they can pray to the Grits God  wink

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