How to Make Your Fresh Cut Flowers Last Longer

Getting fresh cut flowers as a bouquet or flower arrangement is a wonderful gift whether it comes from a loved one or you just treat yourself. It’s something you want to last as long as possible. While we use only the freshest flowers at Carithers, there are still steps that you can take to make those flowers last as long as possible. Here are our tips for enjoying them for many days to come. Water First If they have not arrived in water through our hand delivery service or you bought loose flowers from us, the first thing you should is get the flowers in water. The stems are their life support system, so as soon as you can get water flowing through them, the better. Check Water Temperature Don’t put the fresh cut flowers in cold water. Preferably, it should be room temperature or warm. The container where the flowers will be arranged should be a third to a half full. If the water is higher and comes into contact with the foliage, this foliage will rot after constant contact with the water so the water line should be below that. Give the Flowers a Little Space Don’t crowd [...]

June is National Rose Month

There is still time to enjoy National Rose Month with a few days left in the month of June.  This is a beautiful celebration as it features one of everyone’s favorite flowers, which grows during this month and throughout the summer season. Whether you give roses as a gift, purchase some to brighten your home, or use them for an upcoming event or wedding, consider Carithers Flowers your rose headquarters. Colors of Roses This is a good time to review what some of the rose colors represent so you can keep this in mind when you give them to others. Red: Romantic love Yellow: Friendship Red & White: Unity Pink: Thankfulness Orange: Fascination Pale Pink: Modesty Lavender: Enchantment White: Purity/Innocence Our Rose Collection Our luxury roses are 30% larger than any other rose variety, offering you the biggest and highest quality roses for your gift or celebration. Many of our roses, rose bouquets, rose arrangements and rose centerpieces are now on sale to help you celebrate National Rose Month. You can buy anything from a single rose to multiple dozens of roses. You can also design your own custom rose arrangement with the help of our talented floral design team. [...]

It’s Dad’s Special Day!

While we personally think dads out there should get more than one day of celebration a year, we realize that’s what we have got to work with so let’s make it something special for all the fathers out there who take their role so seriously. This is a special day where honor those dads, stepdads, and father-in-laws that help, guide, mentor, and protect us. However we plan to spend it with him, let’s show him as much love as possible. In and around Atlanta, there are plenty of ways and places to make a special day for Dad to enjoy. Of course, with those events, gifts are another great gesture to show dad love and appreciation. Gift Ideas for Dads Everywhere This year, our Father’s Day gift ideas include a wide range of gift baskets, gifts, plants and blooming plants and flower arrangements, for the upcoming celebration on Sunday, June 15th. To provide for more individual tastes and accommodate all budgets, we have expanded our unique gifts for men. Now, there is a wider range of all categories to make shopping easier. You can shop online or through your smartphone. This means adding such items as gourmet food baskets, Godiva [...]

National Gardening Exercise Day is June 6th

Each year, National Gardening Exercise Day is celebrated on June 6th by gardeners all over the country. This is a great time to get out in the fresh air, burn some calories, and nurture the beauty of nature. It’s not clear who created this special day, but we are pretty sure it was a business or organization dedicated to gardening. There are a number of ways to incorporate exercise into gardening routine. Before you get started, you should warm up your muscles for a few minutes no matter what your age to help minimize any strain on your muscles or joints. This can involve some stretching of your legs and arms. Gardening uses a variety of motions within normal activities with raking, mowing, weeding, digging, pruning and moving plants and flowers around. You will find yourself bending down on one leg or both legs, knelling, squatting, lunging and walking. Perhaps you will even work in some climbing, depending on your garden and what you are doing. It is important to remember to go at your own pace and enjoy what you are doing. Also keep in mind not to bend using your back muscle but do it from your knees. [...]