Hi, I was hoping you all might be able to help me. I'm an 18-year-old college student in southern California who knows very little about botany. In a couple of weeks, I'll be taking a red-eye flight to Pennsylvania and I need to bring a single lavender rose (preferably long-stem) with me. The two difficulties for me are obviously (1) getting my hands on a single lavender rose, and (2) getting it to Pennsylvania. I'd like it to last as long as possible once I get there, and my common sense tells me that a rose in full bloom would get destroyed in travel and wouldn't live long enough anyway. Is there some way to get a hold of a single rose BUD that's packed in such a way that it will survive 12 hours of travel (including any necessary hydration, etc.) There must be some way, because roses get from South America to florists. How can I get one to PA?
I haven't visited my local florist, but I'd like to be armed with your advice before I go. If they don't have lavender roses, how might I get one (but only one)?
Thank you so much! Any advice you have will help!