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I brought a girl some roses for Valentines Day and I put it in the fridge is that a good thing or bad thing

And I have to give it to her on Saturday

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I wouldn't do that .. the temperature is your kitchen refrigerator is far too cold for flowers. Flowers do well in a cool environment .. not a 'cold' environment. The temperatures set in flower shop coolers are not as cold as a regular residential refrigerator ... PLUS .. they would be without light for far too long. You are not doing them any favours by putting them in the fridge.

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Bad the roses might freeze and turn brown but hey you may get lucky. And How sweet of you to get your gf roses! Such a sweet boy you are!

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Well were just really close friends she said that she be my Valentines but not my girlfriend
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But I really like her
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it will freeze

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Most of your florists store their flowers in coolers that are about the temperature of your refrigerator to extend the life of the flowers...so that should keep them fresh until Saturday. Make sure the stems are touching the water in the vase...if not in a vase, they will need water to stay fresh. A little Sprite in the water is said to help too...

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you should probably take it out every now and again.

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the only problem I don't have a vace to put them in
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In the fridge is fine - if you notice the floral shops have their own refrigeration units for flowers.

1. Trim the bottom of each stem at an angle.
2. Put the flowers in a vase of water. Use one of those additives to make flowers last longer, or just add a little sugar to the water.
3. Keep the flowers away from light. Light and heat make them bloom, which you don't want to happen yet.

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Temperatures in the 'cooler's at flower shops are set around 50 - 55 degrees F .. home refridgerators should be set around 35 - 38 degrees F .. A SUBSTANTIAL difference!

I repeat ... do NOT put tender flowers in a refridgerator .for long periods of time. It may cause 'chill damage".
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I've put flowers in my fridge with not problems for several days. My neighbor grows award winning roses and has told me that it will not hurt them unless you leave them in there for days on end.

You are welcome to disagree with me, but I will continue to give the same advice because it is from my own experience and from advice given to me by a professional.
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MY advise DID come from other professionals who say that temperature difference IS not recommended for lengthy storage .. a matter of 3 days .. is lenghthy storage.

Out of 5 different websites if found .. I never found ONE that says it's ok to do that..in fact they ALL said NOT to. Go figure.



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Sweetie, I was never rude to you, so I'd appreciate if you'd not be so forceful with me. Like I said, this is my advice, and you are welcome to disagree with it. Just do so in an adult manner. Your using CAPS is not going to make me change my mind.
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Sorry .. didn't mean to sound like I was being forceful .. just emphasising. I appologize .. that was my intention.
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Ahhh NUTS! I meant to say that was NOT my intention.
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OK. Can we be friends now? :)
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I'm in!
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that is good if they have enough water thaey will last a long time. I do that all of the time so no worries

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why buy them so early if your going to see her saturday? they still sell roses after V-day and soooo much cheaper, roses are overrated...spider mums are beautiful!!

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haha, maybe yours but not mine hehe
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they need to be kept cool not cold HERE"S A GOOD TRICK.
if any of the outside petals turn brown/damaged simply pick them off. carefull best to tug quickly firmly down .
its what florists do to make sure what YOU get is perfect even if they're not.

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that's a good thing, because the elements will wilt the flowers, always put fresh flowers in the refrigerator. note: when you go into a florist all of the roses and other delecate flowers are in there refrigerator..... FE HARRIS

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bikergirl40 is right on with her answer.

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