Don't throw away your Valentine's Day flowers. Get a little extra use out of them with these tips.
Step 1: Brighten someone's day Brighten someone's day by delivering the flowers to a local hospice, nursing home, hospital, or church.
Step 2: Sprinkle in tub Light some candles and sprinkle rose petals into a warm bath for romantic ambiance.
TIP: You can also make a trail with the petals leading to the bathroom or bedroom.
Step 3: Decorate a table Decorate a table by placing rose petals in a basket or bowl.
Step 4: Add a finishing touch Add a finishing touch to a wrapped gift by tying a flower bud to the gift or card.
Step 5: Dry flowers Dry flowers by clipping the flower close to the base with a pair of scissors. Fold a sheet of wax paper around them and place them inside of a book for a week to 10 days to preserve your flowers -- and your memories.
TIP: Pansies, hydrangeas, and violets, press especially well.
Step 6: Embellish Embellish note cards, gift tags, envelopes, and wedding invitations with a dried or fresh flower petal.
Step 7: Make someone's day Make a friend's day by sharing the flowers with them. Keep the spirit of Valentine's Day all year round.
FACT: California is the largest producer of flowers in the United States.