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Flower Care Tips

Most floral arrangements last 4-7 days or longer, depending on the flowers used and the care they receive. All our flowers are locally grown, and are handled with great care. Follow theses simple steps to enjoy your flowers for longer. Repeat them every 2-3 days.


For floral arrangements that have arrived in water:

  • Keep the vase filled (or floral foam soaked) with water containing a flower food
  • Flower foods make flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet. If the flower food solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely with properly mixed flower food solution. If possible, re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife or scissors. Be sure to use a sharp knife or clippers that will not crush the stems. Immediately place the stems into solution.
  • Keep flowers in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate.) Also keep away from ripening fruit, as it releases small amounts of ethylene, a gas that ages flowers prematurely. Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.
  • Any flowers, leaves or foliage which is below the water line will decompose and encourage the growth of bacteria, please remove if possible.

For flower bouquest which have arrived giftwrapped

  • Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don't forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.
  • Fill a clean, deep vase with water and add the flower food solution provided with your flowers.
  • Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower and will back the water cloudy.
  • Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife/scissors. Place the flowers in the vase solution you've prepared.

 

Sit back and relax and enjoy your beautiful flowers.