Flower Care

Caring for Flowers purchased in Vase or Other Container

  • Flowers Love A Cooler Climate-display your blooms in a cooler temperature area of your space!
  • Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out the flowers causing wilting.
  • Do not place your arrangement near fruit or in the path of cigarette smoke as it releases ethylene gas which can cause flowers to wilt.
  • Placing flower arrangements on windowsills and other areas with full sun is not recommended and may cause wilting.
  • Keep your vase filled with water! All flower/ foliage stems should be submerged this way they will last longer.
  • If your flowers came in a basket or other hat box, or container with foam, add fresh water every day.
  • Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements.
  • Refill water as it gets muddy or cloudy.

Caring for a Fresh Bouquet

  • After carefully unwrapping your bouquet, clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria that could cause the fresh flowers to wilt.
  • Replace the water and mix in the flower preservative provided.
  • For best results, cut stems with a sharp knife at an angle about one to two inches from the bottom. This allows them to better absorb water. Do not use scissors to cut your flowers because they can crush the stems and prevent water absorption.
  • Place loose stems or wrapped bouquets of fresh flowers in your water mixture as soon as possible.