Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Caring for Your Easter Flowers

<Transcript from live stream: CARING FOR YOUR EASTER FLOWERS, featuring florists Olivia Rose and Audrey Bloom, from the Rose in Bloom shop in Ramble, VA. >

OPENING THEME MUSIC

Liv: Olivia Rose and Audrey Bloom here, to talk to you about how to care for those pretty flowers you may have received for Easter.

Audrey: (whispered) Cut. Give me a minute.

Liv: (whispered) We can’t cut. We’re live streaming. What’s the matter?

Audrey: (smiling) I can’t find my favorite language of flowers book.

Liv: (also smiling) I thought you had that thing memorized. That’s not even what we’re talking about. (Louder) The first flower we have today is the white lily. (Pulls a white lily, in full bloom, into the foreground.)

Audrey: Like most white flowers, the white lily often conveys the idea of purity and sweetness.

Liv: Very sweet. And if you want them to stay white, keep them in a bright area, but out of direct sunlight.

Audrey: Of course, they also convey a variety of religious meanings.

Liv: (raises an eyebrow) Which you may ponder as you move your plant away from drafts or heat sources.

Audrey: One such legend says that lilies sprang from Eve’s tears of repentance as she and Adam were expelled from the garden.

Liv: (lets out a soft sigh) Speaking of tears, which are basically water, keep the soil moist, but don’t fertilize.

Audrey: (after a pause) Speaking of soil, legend also holds that when mourners went to check on Mary’s tomb, all they found was a bed of lilies.

Liv: (after a longer pause) Speaking of beds of lilies, if you’d like to plant yours outside, place the bulb at about six inches depth, but only when the danger or frost has passed.

CLOSING MUSIC STARTS

Audrey: (rushed) But most importantly, know that lilies can be toxic to house pets, so keep them away from your cats!


Liv: And if you want more information on how to care for your lily, check out the good people at: http://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/how-to-care-for-your-easter-lily-12-tips/325569.html

Audrey: I think that went well.

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3 comments:

  1. I'll offer my own helpful hint--if the pollen from your lilies stains your clothes, embroider something over the stain . I know, not always practical...

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    1. Great hint! I guess removing the stamen will prevent the staining and prolong blooming.

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  2. Yes, remove the stamen. Less messy and they last longer.

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