15 April 2013

5 Flower Care Tips for Fresh Floral Arrangements + Teleflora Bouquet Giveaway




It is that time again where we begin to shop for Mother's Day Flowers. Of course selecting the right bouquet for her personality is extremely important but what about the life-cycle of those budding blossoms in the vase? 

Here are a few tips to help you keep that amazing floral arrangement as lovely as day one.

  1. A clean home is a happy home. This statement is just as true in the floral world as it is in ours. If you choice to reuse a container/vase from a previous flower purchase, you need to completely clean that unit with soap and water {washing entirely} or run through the dishwasher. Why? Well bacteria begins to build up in dirty vases and does not go away just because the vase is dry. So once you add water, it will become full of bacteria and your new bouquet will be subjected to the same bacteria that caused the previous bouquet to die.
  2. Keep the vase 1/2-3/4 filled with water containing a flower food {normally provided by the florist}. While the floral food will make the arrangement last considerably longer, it is important to follow the mixing directions on the packet. The mixture should never be diluted with more or less water than is specified on the packet. 
  3. Add additional water frequently and change the water/food mixture every 2-3 days.If the flower food solution becomes cloudy before then, replace it immediately as well. If possible, re-cut stems by one inches with each water change. 
  4. Temperature is important! Keep flowers away from direct sunlight and in a room that is 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind that appliances such as televisions and computers give off heat as well and floral arrangements should not be placed too close.
  5. Stay clear of setting your flowers near fruit. Oddly enough when fruits ripen they give off an invisible gas called ethylene. While harmless to you, this gas is deadly to cut flowers.  Ethylene is the gaseous hormone that reacts with flowers causing them to drop their petals. Thus by leaving them near ripening fruit, you will adversely cause them to wilt faster than normal.
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One lucky reader will receive a Always a Lady Bouquet!

Giveaway ends May 3rd at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.

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187 comments:

  1. I absolutely love fresh cute flowers!! What a wonderful giveaway!! Hope I win!

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  2. They are all so very beautiful, it's hard to pick just one! I do think that the Imagination Blooms with Cymbidium Orchids is different and I'd like to display it!

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  3. I love the Teleflora's Lavender Beauty Bouquet. So beautiful!
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I love them all, but since I enjoy the blooms out in the countryside I think the Country Basket Blooms is my favorite.

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  5. I would love to have the Imagination Blooms With Cymbidium Orchids

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  6. I would like the Full Of Love Bouquet!

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  7. I like the Pleased as Punch bouqet!

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  8. I love the so pretty bouquet so pretty lol hence the name :)!!!!!

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  9. I like the "How Sweet It Is" bouquet.

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  10. I like them all but the enchanted cottage bouquet is beautiful!

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  11. I'd love to have the Full Of Love Bouquet!

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  12. I love theSunny Day Pitcher of Cheer. Yellow is my favorite color.

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  13. Oh, I think my name on RC is Natalie Parvis
    diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  14. The full of love Bouquet.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  15. The Lavender Beauty Bouquet is also beautiful!

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  16. Teleflora's Pour On Pink

    dianetherkildsen@att.net

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  17. I like the Teleflora's Sunny Day Pitcher of Cheer.

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  18. I love the Possibly pink bouquet.

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  19. I also like the violets and butterflies or the Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket

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  20. Teleflora's Garden Romance great bouquet like it thanks

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  21. Teleflora's Celebrate Mom Bouquet love this bouquet thanks

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  22. I really love Teleflora's Possibly Pink. These are all so beautiful. Thank you.

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  23. livivua- i like the turn up the pink bouquet

    yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

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  24. I like the Passionate Purple Tulips

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  25. I like the Teleflora's Simply Exquisite Bouquet. (Roxann)

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  26. I love the my little chickadee

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  27. i like the upsy daisy.....i like daisies

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  28. I'd like to have Teleflora's Simply Exquisite Bouquet. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I'd love to give my mom the What a Treat Bouquet with Roses bouquet

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  30. Thanks for discussing these flowers caring tips because keeping the flowers as lovely as they were brought is very necessary.
    I always make efforts to make my flowers look fresh.

    Flowers Gifting

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  31. I like the full of love bouquet.

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  32. I love the Teleflora's Purple Medley Bouquet With Roses

    Robin Abrams

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  33. bejewelled or any with roses my mother loves roses red ones but they all look pretty to me

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  34. Oh I also love the Passionate Purple Tulips!

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  35. Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket

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  36. I love the Daisy Day Dreams. Thanks.

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  37. Visit Teleflora and tell me another bouquet you would like to have or gift.
    My Little Chickadee by Teleflora

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  38. i would love to get the Fashionista Blooms

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  39. Love fresh flowers! They brighten my office and make it feel like spring anytime of year!

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  40. My Little Chickadee By Teleflora is so adorable.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. i love the violets and butterflies basket!

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  42. the violets and butterflies basket is my favorite!

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  43. I like the Splendid Surprise Bouquet :) Would love to get this!

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  44. I like the pour on pink bouquet.

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  45. Teleflora's Lavender Beauty Bouquet

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  46. upsy daisy
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

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  47. Country Basket Blooms so beautiful

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  48. I would love to receive the Teleflora's Blushing Lilies. Topiaries are my favorite floral design and this would just light up my living room!

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  49. I'd absolutely love to give the Garden Of Dreams Bouquet to my daughter.

    ~Stephanie
    soklad82@hotmail.com

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  50. So many beautiful ones...I like all the colors in Wondrous Wishes By Teleflora.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  51. Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket would be perfect for my Mother.

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  52. I love "Fashionista Blooms" so fresh and colorful!

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  53. I would also love Teleflora's Lavender Beauty Bouquet.

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  54. Teleflora's Sunny Day Pitcher of Cheer

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  55. The Queen's Court bouquet would be something I would try. karen, kjsbristol@comcast.net

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  56. Full of Love Bouquet would be perfect for my mom for Mother's Day :)

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  57. Teleflora's Lavender Beauty Bouquet

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  58. Teleflora's Lavender Beauty Bouquet

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  59. I like the Sincerely Yours Bouquet for cut flowers or the Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket for living plants.

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  60. I would gift it to my mom for mother's Day and I really like the How Sweet It Is bouquet - it is not too big or small and I really like the colors. Thank you for the tips above...

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  61. I like the Sincerely Yours Bouquet for cut flowers and the Spring Has Sprung Basket for living plants.

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  62. I love the daisy daydreams! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  63. I like the Daisy Daydreams! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  64. id like the Wondrous Wishes by Teleflora

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  65. i would love this one.. would look beautiful for a wedding day..
    http://www.teleflora.com/flowers/bouquet/this-magic-moment-372770p.asp

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  66. i love this one , i think it would be beautiful for a wedding day..
    http://www.teleflora.com/flowers/bouquet/this-magic-moment-372770p.asp

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  67. Daisy Daydreams is one I'd love to give. The basket is a nice touch.

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  68. Beautiful bouquets! I really like the Fashionista Blooms bouquet.

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  69. Lavender Bouquet is my favorite.

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  70. I would like to send my mom full-of-love-bouquet-.

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  71. I really like the Teleflora's Lavender Beauty Bouquet.

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  72. I like the Forever mine!! Thank you for the giveaway!!



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  73. I like the Fashionista Blooms

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  74. I love yellow roses, so I would choose the "So Pretty" bouquet.

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  75. I would like to gift my mom the Teleflora's Pleased As Punch Bouquet.

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  76. I like the Teleflora's Pour On Pink Bouquet!

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  77. I like their spring romance bouquet

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  78. So much to choose!
    I think I'd have to have the My Little Chickadee

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  79. The Sunny Day pitcher of Charm bouquet is quintessential of my mother and late grandma when spring finally arrives!

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  80. The Sunny Day Pitcher of Cheer bouquet is quintessential of my mother and late grandmother when spring finally has sprung!

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  81. the purple medley bouquet with roses is so pretty i would love to get it! :)

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  82. I'd like the blushing lilies bouquet

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  83. I'd like the blushing lilies bouquet.

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  84. the imagination blooms with cymbidium orchids

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  85. I'd love to sent the Country Basket Blooms to my mom.

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  86. I would like to receive the Turn Up the Pink bouquet.

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  87. I like the Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet

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  88. I love the Fashionista Blooms bouquet!

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  89. Brenda White MyersApril 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Teleflora's Pour On Pink Bouquet I'd love to have it, it's so pretty

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  90. The Sunny Day Pitcher of Daisies is beautiful, and when the flowers are gone, you're left with a lovely yellow pitcher. Nice.

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  91. I have drooled over the Queen's Court arrangement for about a year now. Maybe this will be the year I get it.

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  92. I love the Lavender Beauty Bouquet!!

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  93. I like the full of love bouquet :)

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  94. love the fulll of love bouquet

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  95. I really liked both the Wondrous Wishes and Sweet as Sugar arrangements. :-)

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  96. I really liked both the Wondrous Wishes and Sweet as Sugar arrangements! :-)

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  97. would like to give the full of love boquet to my sweetie

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  98. another gift I would like to receive is:
    Teleflora's Lavender Beauty Bouquet

    Thank you. Vicki

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  99. enchanted cottage bouquet is beautiful

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  100. I like the Teleflora's Pour On Pink Bouquet!

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  101. Queen's Court By Teleflora is my pick for Mother's Day

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  102. Love flowers, and they are all so pretty. Spring has sprung basket is my favorite.

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  103. Teleflora's Celebrate Mom Bouquet.

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  104. enchanted cottage bouquet
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  105. I love the Teleflora's Perfectly Pastel, just gorgeous!

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  106. My Little Chickadee
    by Teleflora

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  107. I'd love the New Sensations bouquet.

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  108. Ashley Chassereau ParksApril 23, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    I would love to give the Teleflora's Celebrate Mom Bouquet to my mom for her birthday! :)

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  109. Teleflora's Celebrate Mom Bouquet

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  110. I love the Fashionista Blooms bouquet.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. The New Sensations is gorgeous!!!!!!!!

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  112. Teleflora's Box of Sunshine would be perfect for my mom, yellow roses are her favorite!

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  113. New Sensations bouquet is what i woudl love to get!!!

    Allyson Tice
    sunflowerally22@aim.com

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  114. I think the Violets and Butterflies Basket is beautiful, but the My Little Chickadee Bouquet is so adorable!

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  115. I would love to have the Spring Romance Bouquet. It is beautiful!

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  116. The Lavender beauty bouquet is adorable.

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  117. these flowers would make me so happy..

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  118. I would love this one. http://www.teleflora.com/flowers/bouquet/telefloras-lavender-beauty-bouquet-510885p.asp

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  119. I like the Pretty Please, and the Lavender Beauty bouquets

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  120. i love the teleflora tulip treasure bouquet

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  121. Teleflora's Upsy Daisy
    $25.49
    $29.99

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  122. I love the Teleflora's Isn't She Lovely Bouquet
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  123. I would love to have the Fashionista Blooms!

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  124. They are all so beautiful that it is hard to pick just one...but I think that the "Turn up the Pink" bouquet is my favorite!!

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  125. Turn up the Pink bouquet is my favorite!!

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  126. the celebrate mom bouquet is gorgeous. though everything the offer is pretty.

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  127. i like turn up the pink bouquet
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  128. Love the Fashionista Blooms

    Samantha D
    dull2000 at cox dot net

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  129. I love the
    Teleflora's Turn Up The Pink Bouquet

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  130. I also love the Teleflora's Turn Up The Pink Bouquet!

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  131. I also like the Garden Romance bouquet.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  132. I love Teleflora's Celebrate Mom Bouquet!

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  133. I would love to have the Teleflora's Garden Of Dreams Bouquet.

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  134. I like the Sunny Day Pitcher of Charm bouquet!

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  135. I love the Forever Mine By Teleflora.

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  136. Teleflora's Enchanted Cottage

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  137. daisy daydreams

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  138. I love the Teleflora's Pour on the Pink Bouquet. They are very pretty.

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  139. Teleflora's Roses And Moonlight Bouquet

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  140. I would love to send A Garden Romance.

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  141. i like this http://www.teleflora.com/flowers/bouquet/telefloras-lavender-beauty-bouquet-510885p.asp

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  142. I would love to receive the Teleflora's Blushing Lilies arrangement.

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  143. violets and butterflies
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  144. Teleflora's Isn't She Lovely Bouquet

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  145. Teleflora's Pour On Pink Bouquet

    eg kaufman

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  146. I love Teleflora's Celebrate Mom Bouquet! They are all so very pretty I often have a hard time choosing though..

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  147. I love the "a Little pink me up"

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  148. i love the Teleflora's Pretty As A Pitcher Bouquet

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  149. I would like the Sweet as Sugar by Teleflora
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  150. I love the This Magic Moment bouquet, it is so beautiful!
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  151. I would love to have the So Pretty Bouquet.

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  152. I would love the So Pretty bouquet

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  153. Country Basket Blooms would be perfect for my mother in law

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  154. Teleflora's Blushing Lilies

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  155. It is very nice to know how to take care the flowers.

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