Make the most of your fresh cut flowers by taking good care of them! Follow these pro tips from our floral team to help keep your flowers blooming as long as possible.
Trim the Stems: Just before putting flowers in water, use clean, sharp hand pruners to cut about ½-inch off each stem on the diagonal—this will increase the surface area for absorbing water and nutrition. Trim stems every time you change the water.
Freshen Water Often: Fill vase with cool to room temperature water and use the flower food packet supplied with your flowers according to the directions. Change water every 1-2 days.
Remove Lower Leaves: Leaves submerged under the waterline may rot and contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria and foul-smelling water.
Use a Clean Vase: Clean vases between use, as bacteria can build up in a dirty vase and will remain even when the vase dries out. For best results, use a bleach-based cleanser.
Choose a Good Setting: Keep flowers in a cool location away from changing temperatures, direct sunlight and ripening fruit or vegetables. Ripening produce emits a gas called ethylene that is harmless to humans but deadly to flowers.
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