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How do I keep my Flowers fresh?

 

What to do once you receive your flowers

  • If your flowers have arrived wrapped in our plastic, remove this as soon as possible. The flowers will quickly begin to sweat. 

  • Make sure to get your fresh flowers into a clean vase or water as quickly as possible! 

  • Cut the stems on an angle with a sharp pair of scissors about 1 or 2 inches from the bottom. The angle allows the stems to drink from the water freely. 

  • Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures. This will dry out your flowers quickly and cause them to wilt. 

  • Do not place your arrangement near fruit, the Ethylene gas is detrimental to many varieties of flowers and will effect the lifespan of your arrangement. 

  • Avoid placing your arrangement on windowsills and other areas where there is full sun. Flowers will wilt due to over heating. 

  • Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions. 

How to keep your flowers looking fresh

  • Keep your vase full of water. Flowers need to drink. TIP: Native flowers tend to drink a lot of water so keep topping the water daily!

  • If your flowers arrived in a ceramic container or in foam, ensure you still top up the water. 

  • Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from your arrangement. 

  • Keep an eye on the water, as soon as you see it getting cloudy. Its time to clean your vase and fill with fresh water. (Usually every second or 3rd day)  

Changing the water in your flower arrangement

  • First remove any dead or drying stems from the arrangement (these will effect the overall longevity of the rest of the stems)

  • After carefully removing the good  flowers clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water. This will remove any bacteria that will cause the flowers to deteriorate quickly.

  • Cut the stems on an angle with a sharp pair of scissors about 1 or 2 inches from the bottom. The angle allows the stems to drink from the water freely.