|Find out how to take the
best care of the Flowers and Plants that you may bring home from
our store. Some helpful hints from our flower doctor are listed below.
How to take the best care
of your Cut Flowers and Body Flowers
Fresh Bouquets & Floral
If the flowers are arranged
in floral foam, which most will be, all you have to do is add water daily; the foam acts
as a preservative to prolong the life of the flowers. Place in a cool location away from
heat and drafts. Keep in a cool place overnight.
Four Important Steps
Cut stems straight across
or slantwise using flower cutters or a sharp knife. Do not use
scissors. Cut stems under
water that is fresh, clean and warm (100 - 110 degs. F). Garden flowers and tropicals
should be cut in tepid water (80 - 100 degs. F).
Transfer cut flowers to a
vase or container filled with water at the appropriate temperature. Remove all foliage
that will be below the water line.
If you are using special
cut flower preservatives to prolong the life of your flowers and arrest bacterial growth
in the water, follow package instructions. Add water to the container as needed and
replenish solution every 1-2 days. If you're not using preservatives, change the
scrub the container clean and re-cut flower stems daily.
Place arranged flowers in
a cool location, especially at night. Keep away from heat sources, drafts and air
Body Flowers (Corsages)
Wearing flowers for daytime
or evening occasions is both fashionable and fun. Body flowers (corsages) can be worn on
the wrist or in the hair. Wear them on a collar, on the waist or on the
them on a purse. But remember, always wear them the way the flowers grow: blossoms
stems down. Guard your flowers carefully against sudden exposures to cold
air. In very
cold weather, carry your body flowers in a box. Put them on after you arrive for the
festivities. And, remember, too much handling bruises delicate petals and
stems. To keep
your Body Flowers fresh and bright for a second day, cover with wet cotton or a thin wet
cloth; refrigerate in the florists box. (Orchids are the exception. Unwind the stem
wrapping and place the orchid stem in water. Keep in a cool place, out of
drafts, but not
in the refrigerator.) Let us style your Body Flowers in the newest fashion trends ... in
colours and designs that accentuate your clothing and the occasion.
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question pertaining to the care of your Valentine floral creations' floral arrangements,
cut flowers or plants. We take great pride in being a learning resource that gives you,
our customer, the confidence you need to keep your flowers or plants beautiful. Contact us and we will be happy to respond to your
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