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Caring for your Flowers

Flower Care instructions

 

  1. If your flowers are delivered in water, then you may leave the flowers in the box or vase and top up the water reguarly.
  2. Carefully unpack the flowers upon arrival.
  3. Use only clean vases or containers.
  4. Some of our customers forego flower food and simply use a generic brand spring water. Spring water will be more pure and clean than water from your tap. (If you choose to use flower food please follow the directions on the flower food container – too much flower food can do more harm than good).
  5. Remove all leaves and foliage which will be under the water in the vase. Leaves left underwater will rot and create bacteria.
  6. Cut at an angle 1 inch off the base of each flower stem using a sharp knife or scissors to allow for greater water uptake.
  7. Place the flowers in the water that you have prepared. Please know that flowers can take up to 12 hours to hydrate properly after shipping.
  8. Keep the flowers in a cool and well ventilated spot out of direct sunlight and away from heat. We highly recommend customers store flowers at temperatures below 65 degrees. As a general rule of thumb: the cooler the temperature, the slower the flowers will open and the longer they will last.
    Avoid placing flowers near heating or cooling vents, under ceiling fans and on the tops of televisions or radiators (placing flowers on or near these objects can cause the flower to become dehydrated). Avoid placing flowers close to fruit or vegetables. We do not recommend storing your fresh flowers in refrigerators or walk-in coolers that are not specifically designed for the storing of fresh flowers.
  9. Change the water every 2 or 3 days, or whenever the water appears discolored. When you change the water we recommend you clean the vase and cut the stems again