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Flower Care Tips 


Our flowers are expected to last on average 5-7 days, some less + some more depending on the flower variety. Dahlias, Sweet Peas & Garden Roses are a few that typically have a shorter vase life, while Ranunculus, Carnations & Tulips are a few that typically last longer.

There are a few easy steps you can take to increase their longevity and keep them looking prettier for longer.

Vase Arrangements

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1.  Your vase arrangement will arrive with flower food already in the water. We recommend topping it off with water when it is delivered to you since some spillage can occur during transport.

2.  Keep your floral arrangement away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out the flowers and cause wilting.


3.  Do not place your arrangement near fruit or in the path of cigarette smoke. The ethylene gas is detrimental to many flower types.


4.  Avoid placing flower arrangements near windows or in windowsills and other areas with full sun where flowers can wilt due to overheating. Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions. 


5.  Replenish the water frequently. It is not uncommon for a large flower arrangement to drink up all the water in a vase within the first day or two you have it at home. Keep the vase full to ensure the flowers do not dry out and wilt. 

6.  Change the water entirely every 2-3 days. Flowers are highly susceptible to bacteria that builds up as stems sit in the water. By changing the water in the vase every few days, even if the water hasn’t been used up, will help keep your flowers fresh longer. First remove any dead or wilting flowers from the arrangement. After carefully removing the good flowers, clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria that could cause the fresh flowers to deteriorate even quicker. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. Replace with lukewarm water and use flower preservative, according to the instructions on the packet. For best results, cut the stems at an angle with a sharp knife about one to two inches from the bottom. This allows the stems to better absorb the water. Do not use scissors to cut your flowers as they can crush the stems and prevent water absorption. 

Hand-tied Bouquets 



Remove packaging and keep bouquet tied. Once unwrapped, you will need to trim about 1 inch off the bottom of each stem on an angle. Roses, lilacs, and other woody stems like to be cut up the stem. Place the stems in a clean vase of fresh, lukewarm water. Remove any leaves that may have fallen below the water line, as this will lead to bacteria growth in the vase water. We recommend using the flower food packet that is included with your order. You can use half for the first few days then refresh the water with the other half after 3 days, trimming the stems each time you change the water. Be sure to clean the vase with soapy water and rinsing well before refilling it. 

Display your flowers in a cool spot. Most flowers prefer temperatures between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees Celsius) and are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating/cooling vents and directly under ceiling fans. Avoid placing fresh flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can age them prematurely.

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