Flower Care

To help you keep your bouquet looking its best, we have included some of our top tips and tricks.

Trim

Start your bouquet off on the right foot by giving the bouquet a quick trim. Find a pair of scissors, kitchen shears or even a sharp kitchen knife and trim at least 1/2″ off each stem.

ProTip

Aim for a 45° angle. This provides more surface area for the flowers to drink from and prevents the stems from sitting flush to the bottom of the vase (where bacteria can build up). Daily stem trims (or as often as you can remember) will also help to ensure your stems can get a fresh drink as they age!

Water

Fill a vase with cool tap water and pop the bouquet in.

Pro Tip

Change the water daily (or as often as you can possibly remember!) This helps reduce the growth of bacteria in the vase water which will help you to get more bloom life from your bouquet.

Light

Help your flowers live their best life and keep them out of direct sunlight and extreme heat. Unlike in the field, cut flowers do not love sunshine or heat. In fact, both can dramatically shorten their lifespan in the vase.

Remove Wilted Blooms

Lastly, it is important to remember that with a mixed arrangement different flowers will have longer blooming life than others. Take care to remove the blooms that begin to wilt before the others. Just like changing the vase water, this will help to prevent excessive bacteria build up and extend the life of the rest of the flowers in the arrangement

Hydrangeas

Pro Tip:

Hydrangeas need a lot of water! Mist petals using a spray with clean water every other day to avoid dehydration. If the flower wilts, completely submerge the flower head in water, cut stem and place it in the vase again. It will revive!

Floral Foam

If your flowers are in floral foam, add water to the arrangement every few days.

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