- Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:29 pm
When I want to get maximum time with a flower, I request a plant in "low bud" meaning a very short stem (maybe under 2") below the bud. That way, you know the plant is flowering but the stem is short enough that it's unlikely to be damaged during transit. You'll be able to enjoy the coming flower for as long as it lives. I've never been happy with getting a plant that already has a flower. The flower typically arrives a bit beaten up and you don't know how old the flower is - it might be ready to die, even with the best of care.
Whenever I see lovers' initials carved on a tree, I wonder… Who brings a knife on a date?