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Flower Care

Caring for Cut Flowers 

Before you receive your flowers

Before you receive your flowers, they are:

  • Harvested to be the freshest possible, typically daily ​

  • Conditioned with flower solution to give them the nutrients they need

  • Held in a cool room

  • Wrapped right before your arrival

After you receive your flowers

During transport:

  • While all flowers will have been wrapped in plastic wrapping with water, it is recommended that you transport them in a cool car. Leaving flowers in a warm or hot car can cause them to wilt. 

At home

  • Place flowers immediately in a vase with water.

  • Change water daily to every few days for the freshest blooms. If water is looking murky, dump it out, rinse off stems, and place them into fresh water.

  • Trim stems every few days, when you change the water. Cutting 1/2"-1" off stems will allow them to "drink" the water more efficiently and not dry out so quickly.

  • Do not place flowers in direct sunlight or near fruit. Doing so will lower the life of cut flowers. 

Specific Flower Care

By nature, some flowers are more delicate or more hardy than others and will therefore last longer or shorter depending on their hardiness. The average life of cut flowers is several days to a week. Bouquets are filled with both types of flowers. To get the longest life out of your bouquet, follow the steps above, plus remove any wilted stems and continue to enjoy the longer-lasting stems. Examples of flowers in each category: 

  • Shorter life flowers though still beautiful: Dahlia, sweet pea, cosmo

  • Medium life flowers: Aster, snap dragon

  • Longer life flowers: Zinnia, basil, celosia, bee balm

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