For birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions a splendid flower basket to Ukraine is a classy choice suitable for any recipient. Complement the flowers with something extra like a sweet gift set, bottle of wine, cake or plush teddy bear and you are sure to instantly win their gratitude and love.
A blooming orchid is a wonderful gift appropriate for many occasions starting from weddings and birthdays to get well and business gifts. Beauty and tenderness hidden in the petals of this flower is sure to dazzle everyone and bring happiness day after day. Send your family members, loved one or colleagues a perfect gift that will look gorgeous both at home or in the office.
It’s summer time, flowers are blooming and we particularly enjoy having them at home or office decorating the space and cheer us up. Whether you are cutting flowers from your own garden, buying them from a flower shop or receiving bouquets as a gift, you want your cut flowers to last as long as possible. Here are some tips proven to help cut flowers please your eyes and senses for a long time.
– The most important ingredient for fresh flowers is fresh, clean water. Putting in the water flower food, copper penny, aspirin, vinegar, lemon juice or other acidic ingredients will preserve it from bacteria, yeasts, and fungi thus making your flowers last longer.
– Always put cut flowers in cold water! Warm water dehydrates them. Fill the vase part-way. A full water vase will rot the stems faster.
– Remove all leaves and foliage below the water line as they can decay water quickly with algae which will keep the flower from absorbing nutrients.
– Putting cut flowers in the fridge for at least six hours before placing them in a vase will make them last three times longer.
– Choose a vase that doesn’t crowd the flowers, otherwise the stems will rot faster.
– Recut the stems under running water every few days at a 45 degree angle for maximum intake of water.
– Display flowers in cool areas, away from direct sunlight, heaters and fireplaces. If the head of the flower starts to droop, plunge the bouquet in cool water, get rid of rotted leaves, recut stems, and replace the water in the vase.
– If you need to restore wilted flowers use hot water–up to 110-200 F (higher temperature for the more wilted flowers).
As long as you take a proper care of your cut flowers, keep the water fresh and uncrowded, your flower arrangement should last a long time bringing joy and good mood to you and your family every single day.
CAMBRIDGE, MA, November 5, 2008—When an individual sends a gift or a flower arrangement, the sender is often left with questions—especially with international deliveries: Did my gift arrive? Was my recipient happy with the gift? Does it look like the online catalog picture? Were fresh, high-quality products used? Was it delivered to the correct recipient?
Russian Flora identified this problem and developed an innovative solution: gift givers can now receive a digital photograph via email of their loved one receiving their flower delivery. This service not only provides an answer to all the above questions, it also provides a concrete, emotional keepsake of the special delivery.
|The company’s main client base is made up of Russians living in the U.S. as well as Americans, Western Europeans and other foreign individuals who purchase gift baskets and flowers for loved ones in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which includes Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan and Turkmenistan. Because of the immense distance between the giver and the recipient, a digital picture can be an important factor in bridging the distance between the two. “When sending flowers to Russia, our clients find that receiving a photograph of the recipient really captures a special moment and creates a lasting, emotional memento,” says David Skol, Founder and CEO of Russian Flora.|
When ordering online, some customers find themselves wondering if the gift from the Russian florist will actually look like the picture in the catalog. Without a photograph of the final product, that is difficult to determine—even with a description over the phone. A digital picture can confirm proper flower delivery to Russia. Plus, the gift giver can see the recipient’s initial reaction. This is so important with different time zones making thank-you phone calls difficult.
A large percentage of Russian Flora’s client base is made up of 27-55 year-old males who are romantically involved with a woman living in the CIS. Because many of these individuals initially meet via the Internet, the company’s digital picture service also serves as a covert identity screening. The sender can verify that his romantic interest matches her description.
|“A surprisingly large number of identity scams occur via the Internet between American men and Russian dating scam artists. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of this. A digital picture can serve as a screening device early in the relationship. If the recipient is not who she says she is, the gentleman can get out of the relationship before any harm is done—and if she is legitimately who she says, then she will be thrilled to receive a gift delivery,” says Skol.
Since the introduction of Russian Flora’s digital picture service, the company has seen an overwhelming positive response, with approximately 72% of gift givers electing to use the service. To purchase this service, customers select flowers or a gift on RussianFlora.com and add the digital picture option for $9.99. Service is currently offered in most serviced cities.
Because some recipients decline the request for their picture to be taken, the gift sender is not charged for the picture at the time of placing the order, rather the billing occurs within 24 hours after order delivery.
RussianFlora.com is soon planning to launch another unique service: digital video of delivery in most serviced cities.
About Russian Flora:
Russian Flora specializes in high-quality, affordable gift and flower deliveries to Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. The company works directly with established, local Russian florsts to offer deliveries within 24-48 hours of submitted orders. After the founder and owner David Skol experienced firsthand that many of the existing delivery services to Russia provided either low-quality or over-priced flowers and gifts, he decided to provide a U.S.-based service that would provide the type of service he believed was lacking. Learn more at www.RussianFlora.com.
CAMBRIDGE, MA, November 03, 2008—Beginning in the fall of 2008, Russian Flora began offering translated versions of its main website in the following languages: French, Spanish and Italian. This is in addition to its original website languages of English and Russian. The decision to expand the website to multiple languages came from an increased client base in France, Canada, Italy, Spain and Latin American countries.
Russian Flora plans to add a German translation of the website as well as French-speaking & German-speaking customer support representatives as a reaction to the company’s increased number of customers from the European Union. Founder and CEO of Russian Flora David Skol plans to release the German version in the next few weeks. Future plans include adding Turkish and Japanese website translations and customer support in addition to the recent upgrades.
These fully translated versions of the website include detailed descriptions of all gifts and flower arrangements found in the main catalog along with special offers and ordering procedures.
When ordering gifts—especially for recipients in other countries—the customer often has questions, wants a specialty order, or is curious about local customs, which is why Russian Flora believes it is essential to hire multilingual customer support personnel to help clients make more educated choices in sending flowers to Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe.
About Russian Flora:
Russian Flora specializes in high-quality, affordable gift and flower deliveries throughout Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. The company works directly with established, local delivery services to offer deliveries within 24-48 hours of submitted orders. After the founder and owner David Skol experienced firsthand that many of the existing delivery services to Russia provided either low-quality or over-priced flowers and gifts, he decided to provide a U.S.-based service that would provide the type of service he believed was lacking. Learn more at www.RussianFlora.com.