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Fresh Flower Care Tips

We understand the joy that comes from having fresh flowers in your home, and that's why we provide comprehensive flower care tips to ensure that your blooms stay looking their best. Our team of experts shares advice on how to care for your flowers, including tips on watering, pruning, and soil quality. With our guidance, you can keep your flowers looking beautiful and healthy for as long as possible.

Bloom couture huas fresh flower care tips

While each flower is beautiful in its own right, many types of flowers benefit from similar care. Here are some bouquet care tips to keep in mind when you bring a Bouquet into your home.

Tip #1 - ( Bouquet ) Give the stem a fresh cut.

During transit, the ends of the stems will have dried out. When this happens, the flowers may have a difficult time drink up water. But you just need to give the stems a trim! Use a sharp pair of pruning shears or scissors to give the end of each stem a fresh 45º cut. You want to trim at least half inch of the stem off before you put them in to the vase.

Tip #2 - Change the water entirely every 2-3 days. Just like us, flowers love clean water

Flowers drink a lot of water! It is not uncommon for a large flower arrangement to suck up all the water in a vase within the first day or two you have it at home. This step is avoid that horrid rotten smell that develops if you let them sit a long time, remove any dead or wilting stems from the arrangement, clean the vase with hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly before refilling.

Chris Wood, Partner & Head Florist, says: "To keep your flowers blooming beautifully, make sure you trim the stems and refresh their water every few days. This will help extend their vase life."

Tip #3 - Keep your flowers out of direct sunlight and heat to prolong their life

Cut flowers last longer in cool conditions. Sun and heat will encourage them to “mature” and thus quicken their demise, so please avoid placing them there.

Tip #4 - Keep your flowers away from the fruit

Before you place the flower arrangement right next to a fruit bowl filled with apples and bananas, take a moment to learn a bit about ethylene. This gaseous plant hormone acts to speed up flowering and/or fruit ripening. While ethylene itself isn’t necessarily bad, exposing your bouquet to ethylene can cause your flowers to decline more quickly. Therefore, keep your flowers away from ethylene-producing fruits such as apples, bananas, mangos, peaches, and pears.

Tip #5 - Feed your flower with " flower food "

Before you place the flower in the vase, add some of the flower food packet that comes included. This will help your flowers stay hydrated and prevent the buildup of bacteria. You can make your own flower food by adding 2 tablespoons white vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar; add to 1 quart lukewarm water. In this recipe, the vinegar serves as the acid and helps prevent bacterial growth.

Tip #6 - Use sharp scissors when cutting.

If you use dull old scissors or snips to trim your flowers, you are often smashing, and thus damaging, the tissue/cells at the end of the stem. Damaged cells cannot absorb water as effectively as healthy cells. Sharp scissors ensure a clean cut that leaves cells unharmed (except the poor few that inevitably get sliced)

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