A little bit of extra care for your blooms can make a big difference for any size flower arrangement or fresh flower bouquet. Most of our fresh blooms last 5-10 days or longer, depending on the type of flowers and the care they receive. As a general rule of thumb, the more often you change the water & the shorter you cut the flowers, the longer your blooms will last.
Keep the vase filled with fresh water. If the flower food solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely with new fresh water. If possible, you can also re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife or scissors to prolong your blooms life.
Keep flowers in a cool spot (18-22 degrees), away from elements such as: 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.) Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.
Hand-tied Bouquets or Loose Bunches
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 fresh water. Remove leaves that will be below the waterline as leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower. Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife and then place them into the vase filled with water.