The Behnkes Florist Shop in Potomac is ready for rush season in the florist biz, with cut roses and this special Valentine’s arrangement, the “Love Nest. It’s made up of roses, spray roses, a wax flower, foliage, satin ribbon and a sequin heart and is downright charming. Call 301-983-4400 to place an order.
Click here to read about our world-class floral designer Evelyn Kinville, but here’s a teaser – Peace Corps, Hallmark, Martha Stewart and over 1,500 weddings! Evelyn’s style – cozy, charming, and naturalistic – is a great fit for Potomac and has helped made the Behnkes Florist Shop a popular source for all things floral – especially for Valentine’s Day.
If you’re closer to our Beltsville Store, they’re ready for Valentine’s with roses, boxed or arranged with greenery and baby’s breath – a classic. Other choices include the “For My Valentine” mixed flowers in a vase, bouquets of mini-carnations or tulips. For a long-lasting gift there are orchids and other flowering plants in pots.
Stop by or, better yet, phone ahead and they’ll have your order ready. Call 301-937-1100.
Tips for Choosing and Caring for Valentine’s Flowers
- Order early – now!
- Roses last up to 3 weeks IF you follow the care instructions and IF you buy high-grade roses, which Behnkes does.
- Safeway and other chains often buy from the same suppliers – usually in Ecuador – but they buy a cheaper grade, which means they don’t last as long.
- After delivery, remove foliage below the water line. To re-cut stems underwater with a sharp knife, then immediately place stems in a clean vase filled with warm water and floral preservative. Then display in a cool location away from direct sunlight. And add water with floral preservative daily.
Posted by Susan Harris.