Estevan’s newest flower shop is ready for Valentine's Day, offering an array of flowers and tips on keeping them alive after they have been unwrapped. 

“We’re having a great week as the ladies worked all weekend prepping and we’re hoping to bring some smiles to people’s faces,” said Flower Crew owner Desiree Ruckaber. 

Valentines' floral arrangement

She said that to keep your flowers fresh it is best to re-cut them and get them in water once you get home.  

“If you notice any of the flowers wilting within a few days, make sure you get rid of them.”  

Roses usually stay alive for around a week after they have been cut. 

“If you are getting them in a vase, just make sure you’re changing out the water, if you're getting them in a container, add water daily.”  

Roses may be the traditional Valentine's flower, but mums, carnations, and tulips are also available, and have a longer life span.  

“The longer-lasting ones can last anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on the environment.”  

Ruckaber said keeping them out of direct sunlight or heat can help to preserve them for longer.  

Flower Crew opened their doors at the end of January, the new storefront offers a variety of items from over 20 different Canadian wholesalers. 

"There’s lots of goodies, little add-ons, teddy bears, and stuff like that.” 

Valentines' floral arrangement

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