Local flower shop shares tips on keeping bouquets from freezing

Updated: February 14, 2020 06:00 PM
Created: February 14, 2020 04:19 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — This Valentine's Day, you not only have to worry about keeping you and your loved ones warm, but also your flowers.

Flower bouquets are a popular gift this holiday, but the bitter cold can ruin them.


We spoke with Jennifer Ralph, the owner of a local flower shop, Wisteria Flowers & Gifts on Culver Road, about what you can do to keep your flowers fresh.

"To prevent flowers from freezing it should be put into a warm car, don't leave them outside or in your car overnight,” Ralph said. “When you pick it up move it into a warm spot just to prevent from freezing because flowers will freeze instantly in this extreme weather."

The flower shop wraps their arrangements in extra-heavy cellophane lined with tissue to help keep the cold out.

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