53 Main St • Hebron, CT • 06248

Fresh Flower Care

How can I make my flowers last longer? Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!
Essentials for your flowers Keep them in a cool spot (45 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit; 12 to 20 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)
When your flowers arrive in wet foam Keep the floral foam soaked in water. We do not typically supply floral food for the home since all flowers are processed with clean cold water weekly.  This ensures the longest life possible for your flowers.
When your flowers are arranged in water Keep the vase clean filled with cold water.  Just change cold water daily.  You should cut about 1/2" off stems will extend the life of the flowers after a week you receive it.
When your flowers have woody stems and branches (such as Quince, Forsythia, or Lilac) Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears.


to top