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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022?

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 How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022?

Once the New year’s celebration settles down, the next big event that you all look forward to is Valentine’s day. But celebrating Valentine’s day 2022 amid the Covid 19 pandemic is not so easy. Now that the new variant is spreading fast across the region, you are reluctant to venture out and may choose to celebrate it in whichever small way you can. 

But there is no need to feel disappointed as there are several ways you can make this day extra special. After all spending time together is what makes Valentine’s day memorable. Virtual celebrations have also gained a lot of popularity as people have come up with unique ways of celebrating this special day for those who has been in long-distance relationship.

How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022?

Cook Dinner Together

If both of you enjoy food and cooking, you can consider making special Valentine’s day dishes together. Remember to stock up on groceries well ahead of time to avoid the last-minute rush. You can order through many convenient mobile Apps such as Grab Groceries Delivery, Lazada’s Redmart, Shoppee Marketplace…etc.

Both of you can take turn preparing your signature dishes. While one of you can prepare the main course, the other can take charge of the starters and dessert. To bring in the right mood of the day, remember to decorate the table in Valentine’s day theme with red roses and balloons.

Enjoy a cozy movie night at home

Love watching some romantic movies? The Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime platforms come to your rescue. You can convert your living space into a mini home theatre. You can even consider investing in a projector to get the real effect. To create a more realistic feel, purchase some popcorn and coke and munch on it while watching the movie.


If both of you are on a long-distance relationship, you can stream the movie simultaneously and watch it together.

Enjoy a romantic staycation.

If the whole idea of celebration is to step outside the house, you can consider a staycation in any of the hotels in the Orchard or MBS areas. Most hotels will have some special deals or offers for this day. But remember to book well ahead of time to grab the best offer. 

Go for a Photo Session

Another great option is to have Valentine’s day photo session at the safety of your home. You can decorate your home in Valentine’s day theme and have a photo session together. There are several decoration ideas available online, and you can go for one that best suits your taste and style. You can consider rearranging the furniture to provide a new look to the interior.


Besides the wall, you can decorate your dining table, coffee table and sofa in red and white theme. You can use flowers, candles, balloons and other accessories to beautify your home or room’s interior.


Enjoy a Home SPA

Home spa is the trend during the Covid 19, where you get to enjoy the whole experience of a spa right at the comfort of your home. You can book a home spa for both of you. This provides with the much needed relaxation and rejuvenation without having to mingle with the crowd.

Romantic Walk In The Garden

The weather during this time of the year may not be so great. But still, you can enjoy the outdoors, such as a evening walk at Botanical Garden and Garden By The Bay. You can surprise your loved one with white and red balloons and have a small cocktail dinner in the midst of nature.

What To Gift During Valentine’s Day?

Gifting is an integral part of all occasions. Not to mention Valentine’s day. Gifting presents to your valentine is a way to show how much you care and value your relationship. Selecting a special gift for your Valentine shows the time and effort you have spent in selecting something special for your loved one. 


Here we are sharing some gift ideas for Valentine’s day 2022:


Flowers speak a thousand words, especially on Valentine’s day. Whether you want to express your love or rekindle your affection, flowers make the right gift. The peculiarity of flowers is that it is the best way to convey your feelings.


By gifting a red rose bouquet to a person, you are expressing your true love. A bouquet of yellow flowers indicates joy or happiness and symbolises friendship. The bright and bold orange flower symbolises enthusiasm or excitement.


For a Valentine with a sweet tooth, there is no better gift than a box of chocolates. In fact, chocolates and flower bouquets go hand in hand and are gifted together. If you come across a flower and chocolate package, it would make a great gift. If not, you can purchase chocolates separately.

Chocolate symbolises love, passion and happiness and it makes a great gift for your lady love. Chocolates can relieve stress and anxiety and makes a great gift to create a positive vibe.

Personal care gift

Who wouldn’t want to indulge in some personal care amidst the busy schedule!! Gifting a personal care hamper is a great way to show that you really care for that special person. 

Personal care hampers for women can have face cream, body lotion, shower gel and body polishing kit. For men, shower gel, aftershave lotion, perfume and soap makes a great gifting option. 

Home-baked goods

If you want to provide a personal touch to Valentine’s day gifts, you can consider gifting home-baked goodies. If baking on your own is difficult, you can purchase goods from home bakers, neatly wrap them and gift them to your valentine. 


A few of the home-baked goodies that you can gift are cakes, cookies, doughnuts and cupcakes. 

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Final Thought

Now that the Covid 19 pandemic has entered its third year, people have started accepting the new way of life. They know how to keep themselves safe and, at the same time, enjoy every beautiful moment. 


Online delivery has made life even easier as you can get gifts delivered on time irrespective of the ocassion. Even if your loved one is in quarantine, you are rest assured that the gift will be delivered to them promptly. 



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Valentine’s Day Flower : Tulip

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Valentine’s Day Flowers – Tulips

In this post, we will reveal the reason for choosing the tulip as your Valentine’s Day flower gift.

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Why Choose Tulip as a Valentine’s Day flower?

Tulips are known for their beauty, but one aspect that is sometimes overlooked is their resilience. Beauty aside, tulips are recognized for their toughness, making them a popular choice for Valentine’s bouquets. In our wide range of Valentine’s Day floral arrangement selections, tulips, like the majority of the other blooms such as Rose and Lilies, are stunning. Not only do they thrive in harsh environments, but they can endure long journeys across oceans and continents. The significance of the tulip has made it synonymous with love for many centuries, perhaps going back as far as 1799 BC. During this historical period, the cultivation of these petal beauties flourished throughout Europe.

 The symbolism of the name
Does the appearance of the tulip remind you of a turban?
It’s no coincidence that they seem identical. The name of the tulip is derived from the Persian word for turban, as it resembles one. This magnificent flower originated in Central Asia.


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What tulips represent?

The flower’s symbolic significance extends well beyond its aesthetic beauty. There are 3 of them:

1) Unflinching adoration.
As one of the flowers linked with love, tulips are suitable for both romantic and family partnerships. They are a symbol of love. Farhad and Shirin’s blood is claimed to have inspired the formation of tulips in Turkish and Persian folklore. It’s just a matter of time before Farhad and his horse come face-to-face with Shirin’s decomposed body.

2) A glimmer of optimism
A simple and effective method to brighten someone’s day is to give them a bouquet of flowers. Tulips painted in sunny hues, such as yellow, signify new beginnings and the light at the end of the tunnel. Because of this, the Victorians used yellow tulips to express, “There’s sunshine in your grin.”

3) Devotion and a strong sense of duty
A pink tulip may brighten the mood of everyone who sees it when they are feeling down. It also serves as a reminder to him or her that he or she is not alone. These presents are welcomed by folks who are beginning a new chapter in their life.


Choosing the right colors

The color red represents passion, the color pink represents tender feelings, the color white represents purity or unrequited love, the color orange represents attraction or desire, the color yellow represents adoration, and the color purple represents majesty.


However, before incorporating any of these lovely tulip hues into your flower gift arrangement, take some time to think about the romantic message you want to convey. Despite the fact that Valentine’s Day flowers are frequently touching, it is best to convey your message with your arrangement without being too specific! A well-designed flower arrangement can convey almost anything.

However, there are no set guidelines for Valentine’s Day floral arrangements. Think of each arrangement as a blank canvas on which you can paint your own story. After all, no two relationships are the same – so why should any two arrangements be the same? While there are no set guidelines for the size of your arrangement (the sky really is the limit), it helps to keep proportions in mind.

To avoid overwhelming someone with a bouquet that is larger than their body, keep the arrangement as simple as possible. Also, avoid overcrowding your flora arrangement. Leave enough space between flowers so that nothing feels cramped or squashed against the stem of another flower. Also, make sure everything fits perfectly in the vase to avoid an unsightly gap at the side. 

At Lush and Love Florist, we guarantee to send only the most beautiful Valentine’s Day bouquets available in town. We realize that shopping for Valentine’s flowers online can feel mundane. That’s why we are happy to be involved in every stage of our customers’ shopping experience. Our customers can always count on courteous customer service representatives to assist them with any questions or concerns via email, phone, or live chat.

Do not settle for anything less than perfect Valentine’s Day gifts – buy beautiful flowers today. Just tell us in detail about your Valentine’s Day flower delivery when you place your order. We want to know everything about them, from whether they like receiving their Valentine’s gifts in person to their favorite colors. That way, we can create a unique bouquet for you and guarantee that your gifts arrive in pristine condition.

Sending flowers does not have to be difficult – as long as you are clear about your preferred arrangement. Men, for example, prefer to avoid overly sentimental flowers. “Love you! I was thinking about you madly!” Instead, choose something modest and beautiful that subtly expresses your admiration.


A few Tulips or a vibrant mixed bouquet will look fantastic in almost any setting, as long as they enhance the romantic ambience and do not distract from it. On the other hand, if she has a preference for fresh flowers or a certain color scheme, feel free to spend more on an opulent arrangement that better expresses her preferences. In any case, keep her own style in mind when choosing flowers for Valentine’s Day. Does she lean toward modern designs? Muted tones? An overabundance of flowers?

Whatever her preferences are, try not to stray too far from them when choosing a flower gift. Otherwise, there’s a good chance your bouquet will not be as thoughtful after all. Above all, do not forget to include a nice little note/message saying how much you care about her, the message card is complimentary from us (free of charge). This will show her that romance is not dead yet! This is especially important if you want to make sure it’s not a random gift from someone else.

30 Ways to Extend The Life of Cut Flowers


Birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations are great occasions to lavish your special one with the pretty things in life. From the big and bold bouquets to the bespoke bloom boxes, gifting flowers is a beautiful choice to bring joy into one’s life.

However, flowers can be costly and their beauty is rather fleeting.

Fortunately, there are many steps that you can follow to preserve your freshly cut flowers, prolong their vibrancy, and extend their lifespan for as long as possible.

Average Lifespan of Flowers

The lifespan of most flowers is 3-5 days. Depending on their type and how they are eventually handled, the average lifespan of fresh-cut flowers are as follows:

  • Chrysanthemums: Up to 14-21 days
  • Lilies: Up to 14 days
  • Roses: Up to 14 days (depending on the origin)
  • Orchids: : Up to 21 days
  • Sunflowers: Up to 7-14 days
  • Ranunculus: Up to 6 days
  • Carnations: Up to 14-21 days
  • Dahlias: Up to 2-5 days
  • Hydrangeas: Up to 3-6 days
  • Baby’s breath: Up to 8-12 days
  • Tulips: Up to 3-7 days

As a professional florist, we will review some of the popular methods used to prolong the life of your stems and whether they work.

Handling of the Flowers

Proper handling is essential to extend the life expectancy of your flowers.

  1. Cut the stems at an angle

Cutting each stem at a 45-degree angle individually is a great method to allow your flowers to absorb more water. The angled cut increases the amount of surface area, allowing the blooms to absorb more water and live longer.

2. Remove any extra leaves or foliage

Clearing away the extra leaves and foliage helps to reduce the possibility of bacteria growth on the extra leaves or foliage left on the flowers.

remove extra foliage to make fresh flowers last longer

3. Pick a right-sized vase

Putting all your flowers together in a small vase may look pretty on the outside but overcrowding can happen on the inside. This will cause the stems to wilt faster and release unwanted substances into the water. Try to use a bigger vase to prevent overcrowding. 

4. Remove all leaves below the water line

It is good to clear all the leaves underwater before placing your flowers into the vase. This will improve the quality of water and not let it turn into a hotbed for bacteria.

5. Prune wilting leaves and flowers

Before placing the flowers into the vase, it is recommended to remove any wilting leaves and flowers. They emit ethylene gas, which will cause other flowers to blossom more quickly than you want.

prune wilting leaves and flowers to make fresh flowers last longer

6. Use a glass container

Plastics don’t do well in acidic water that has added soda or vinegar. The acidic water will corrode the plastic container’s interior, ruining the aesthetics of the vase and making it harder to clean. It is best to use a glass container if you are adding soda or vinegar into the water.

use a glass container to make fresh flowers last longer

7. Re-trim the flower and change the water every 48 hours

After every 48 hours, remove around 1-inch of the stem to open up the stem pores. A cut flower stem will gradually seal up, preventing nutrients from being transported from the stem to the flower bud. This also helps to get rid of air bubbles stuck up in the stem and allows your blooms to absorb more water again.

8. Cut the flowers’ stems underwater or under running water

If you cut your stems in the open air, the stems may take in too much air, forming air bubbles that prevent the blooms from receiving water. Cutting the stems underwater or under running water will prevent air bubbles from entering the stems and blocking the water vessels. This method is particularly suitable for roses.

cut the flowers stems underwater or under running water to make fresh flowers last longer

Soluble Substances

Adding certain types of substances to the water can help to feed your flowers as well as combat bacterial growth.

9. Adding sugar

Sugar is an essential element that increases the plant’s photosynthesis rate, promoting the opening of the blooms. Pour two tablespoons of sugar into the water to nourish your flowers. However, do take note that sugar also promotes bacterial growth. This can be prevented by adding the other soluble substances listed below.

10. Adding apple cider vinegar

Flowers require sugar as a food source but sugar promotes bacterial development. You can still cultivate your flower blooms by adding sugar to your vase without causing any bacteria to form. The trick is to mix in some acid such as apple cider vinegar. It works great as a bacteria-fighting agent and removes any bacteria formed by the sugar.

adding apple cider vinegar to make fresh flowers last longer

11. Adding bleach

Water contains bacteria that will travel up the stems into the leaves and flowers. The bacterium makes your flowers “sick”, causing them to droop and die rapidly. Bleach contains 5 to 6 percent of chlorine and the chlorine can eliminate any harmful bacteria that may be found in the flower stems, water, or vase. However, while this method works well in preserving your flowers’ life, the stems will change colour due to the bleach and the petals will turn yellow.

adding bleach to make fresh flowers last longer

12. Using lemonade

If you don’t have any commercial-grade flower food available, a small amount of lemonade in water provides a quick fix. Sugar in the lemonade nourishes the plants and the acidic nature of the lemonade combats bacteria growth, extending the life of your flowers.

13. Using raw honey

Honey is a form of sugar that contains many active compounds that can cultivate the growth of flowers.

use raw honey to make fresh flowers last longer

14. Adding a few drops of essential oils

A few drops of essential oil can help to kill the bacteria that causes mould. Combined with your blooms, the scent of the oils also fills your room with fragrance. Some floral oils that can be used include lavender, ylang ylang, geranium, clary sage, roman chamomile, jasmine, tea tree oil, lemon oil, and rose.

essential oils to make fresh flowers last longer

15. Using Aspirin 

Aspirin ® , also known as Acetyl Salicylic Acid (ASA), is said to help increase the acidity of the water and aids the water in moving up the stem. Sadly, this method does not work well. While an aspirin a day may keep the doctor away, it certainly does not keep away the florist.

use aspirin to make fresh flowers last longer

16. Adding Listerine Antiseptic

Many individuals may be familiar with the well-known mouthwash Listerine Antiseptic but they may not be aware of this uncommon method of flower preservation. A capful of Listerine Antiseptic mouthwash added to the water is able to kill bacteria and help to better preserve your blooms.

adding listerine antiseptic to make fresh flowers last longer

17. Using citrus soda

Citrus soda, such as 7-Up and Sprite, increases the water’s acidic level and the sugar level of the water. It also sweetens the flowers and adds a mild sweet scent.

18. Adding Vodka

Vodka does contain antimicrobial properties which will delay wilting by inhibiting the plants and flowers’ production of ripening ethylene gas.

adding vodka to make fresh flowers last longer

19. Using glutamine

Glutamine is a type of nutrient that supports plant growth and development. It is scientifically proven that combining glutamine, salicylic acid (aspirin), and essential oils will effectively enhance the vase-life of carnations and roses[1].

20. Adding copper

Using a copper penny is the most economic and only non-soluble solution to extend the lifespan of the flowers. As copper is a fungicide, putting a penny in the water helps to protect your flowers from bacteria, fungi and yeast. Water is also low in copper and adding a penny gives it sufficient copper ions to extend the life of the flowers.

adding copper coin to make fresh flowers last longer

21. Using Viagra

Believe it or not, an unexpected research finding has indicated that adding 1 mg of Viagra to the water will double the shelf life of cut flowers [2]. Viagra slows down the breakdown of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), making the flowers stand up straighter for as long as a week beyond their natural life span. However, it is hard to measure and extract 1 mg from a Viagra pill, since it comes in 50 mg per pill. Viagra also only extends certain flowers’ shelf life and will not perform the same magic to enlarge all types of flowers’ stem vessels.


Just like how important it is for humans to drink up, flowers need to absorb their water too in order to stay vibrant and last longer. 

22. Use distilled or spring water

Avoid using tap water since it contains chlorine and unwanted minerals, which will compromise your flowers’ health.

23. Change the water every 48 hours

Changing the water regularly helps to keep it fresh and prevent bacteria from growing.

24. Use ice cubes whenever possible

Cold water slows down decomposition, bacteria, and mould growth, which causes the flowers to wither.

use ice cubes to make fresh flowers last longer

Professional, Commercial-Grade Solutions

A professional, commercial-grade solution is a more reliable and better option that allows your flowers to be preserved for a longer period of time.

25. Flora food

Though a slightly more costly option, flora food such as Floralife Crystal Clear is a proven method to prolong your flowers’ lives. You may get flora food from a florist shop in Singapore.

use flora food to make fresh flowers last longer

26. Spray-on liquid shield

Spray this solution onto your flowers’ petals, leaves, and stems. This gives them a thin coating of a special liquid shield. The liquid shield holds more moisture and reduces water loss, keeping the flowers more vibrant. Afterwards, you no longer have to mist your flowers with tap water anymore, which is beneficial as no fungi and bacteria will develop on the buds. Mould will also not grow on the stems. Similar to the flora food, this spray-on liquid shield is relatively expensive and can only be found in a florist shop in Singapore.

spray on liquid shield to make fresh flowers last longer


Flowers thrive when the environment they are in is clean, healthy, and suitable for them.  

27. Avoid direct sunlight and heat

Sunlight increases your flowers’ photosynthesis level, causing them to bloom quickly and wither at a quicker rate.

avoid direct sunlight to make fresh flowers last longer

28. Move flowers away from ripening fruits

Ripe fruits such as bananas emit ethylene gas, which has a chain-reaction impact on your flowers and speeds up their blooming process.

move flowers away from ripening fruits to make fresh flowers last longer

29. Avoid exposing flowers to cigarette smoke

Fine particles in the smoke will collect on the surface of the stems and flowers. This obstructs the stomata of the plants, which is their respiration and transpiration system.

avoid exposing to cigarette smoke to make fresh flowers last longer

30. Move the flowers to the refrigerator at night

Store your flowers in the refrigerator every night before going to bed. Return them back to its daytime vase the following morning. The lifespan of your blooms is greatly extended after a chilly 8-hour rest at the refrigerator. While this is one of the most troublesome methods, it is also the most effective method to prolong the life of your flowers based on our experience. The only drawback is that you need to have ample refrigerator space.

move the flowers to the refrigerator at night to make fresh flowers last longer

Summary of How to Preserve Your Flowers

We’ve reviewed the many different ways that you may have read online to prolong your flowers’ lives. Our take is to combine a few of the simple tips to get the best results:

  1. Use a suitably sized vase
  2. Trim your flowers’ stems underwater or under running water
  3. Use distilled water
  4. Add sugar or honey as flower food
  5. Re-trim wilted flowers and leaves
  6. Change the water after every 48 hours

They say good things don’t last forever but follow those tips above and your breezy, beautiful bouquets will certainly last to see the light in your home.

At Lush and Love, we pride ourselves in delivering the freshest cut flowers and the best flower delivery experience, with next-day, hand delivery. We’re a florist shop in Singapore that offers a variety of hand bouquets, bloom boxes, and flower boxes. Our flowers include roses, baby’s breath, carnations, gerberas, hydrangeas, and sunflowers.

We also offer floral subscriptions to spruce up and refresh your residential or commercial spaces regularly so you can always look forward to the best blooms and pretty petals.

Contact us at 9395 8728 to get the right flowers for your special someone today.