Lily of the Valley
In the Victorian classic, The Language of Flowers, the Lily of the Valley is said to symbolize the return of happiness. Named for its native habitat (the Latin word "convallis" means enclosed valley), our Lily of the Valley is harvested along the beautiful coastline of Santa Barbara, California. Though lily of the valley bears dozens of blossoms, it can only last for less than a week. With bell-shaped flowers that infuse the air with fragrance throughout the day, it is the perfect addition to your bedside table or bathroom counter.
- Quick Care for your flowers
- Upon receiving your flower shipment, open the box as soon as possible and place your new flowers in a cool place. Your flowers will respond best to temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees F. If you should find your flowers slightly wilted around the outer petals, it is simply due to a lack of water while in transit to your home.
- Choose an appropriate clean vase and fill it with fresh, room temperature water. Add the included cut-flower food to the water. All various exotic flowers shipped from Beautiful Orchids include a packet of cut-flower food. Remove any foliage that will be below the level of water in your vase. This will help discourage bacteria growth and increase the life expectancy of your loving flowers.
- Fill a sink or bowl with water, the container should be large enough to thoroughly wet the stems while keeping you dry. Fully submerge the stem ends underwater and cut them at a 45-degree angle using a sharp knife, pruner or scissors. Flower stems can be cut to varying lengths, depending on the type and height of the vase in which you have chosen to showcase them. Cutting your flowers' stems at a 45-degree angle will ensure that they have plenty of surface area to absorb water and that they don't sit flat on the bottom of the vase.