On of the major tricks of a florist is to understand that the care of flowers is paramount.
- Clean Water
- Clean Vases
- Clipped stems
These simple steps prolong the life of your flowers.
Take it Off!
You will have received your bouquet beautifully wrapped up.
Take off ALL of our wrapping, pick your favorite vase from that super high cabinet above your fridge, and wash it with soap and water. We know it’s a pain, but that saying about cleanliness and Godliness is true for flowers too!
Next up, your bouquet needs a fresh cut! This applies to you too, vase-arrangement recipients! You want to cut at least 2 cm off the stems at a 45 degree angle to allow more surface area to drink water as well as ensure they don’t sit flush with the bottom of the vase.
Fill It Up!
Just like us, your flowers are thirsty! Fill the vase with cool, clean water. Clean water prevents bacteria from growing (which is what causes flowers to expire – eek!). Here’s the kicker – try to change the water DAILY, or as often as you can possibly remember!
TIP– the life of each variety of flower is different and, as you can see, we like lots of variety in our bouquets! To keep your flowers fresh as long as possible, take out the flowers as they expire so they don’t spread bacteria to the flowers that are still lovin’ life!
If your flowers came in a basket or other container with foam, add fresh water every day. Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements.
Flowers do not love heat. A hot room will make those tight blooms pop. A cooler position will mean you can keep your blooms a little longer.