Flower Care Instructions

The Basics:

Flowers LOVE to drink clean water. It is important to refresh your arrangement every 1-2 days

by changing the water, re-snipping the stems ½”, and keeping the water level high to cover

all stems. Excess leaves or petals may drop over time, simply remove them out of

water to keep bacteria from forming.

*Scroll down for further specific care per type of flower.

With little to no care, flowers may last only 2-4 days.

By following these tips, your flowers *should* last 4-8 days, sometimes longer!

Flowers live their longest life at 33-36 degrees F, & tropicals at 50-55 degrees F. Since our indoor space is typically 70 degrees & outdoor temperatures vary per season in the Midwest,

here are some important tips to consider:

  • Keep away from direct sun, AC air vents, under ceiling fans, heaters, and setting on TVs or near fruit bowls.

  • Choose cool water for longevity & warm water if you want closed blossoms to open faster (such as lilies & peonies). Adding warm water may also help revive droopy flowers.

  • Refrigerate non-tropical arrangements overnight (especially in hot summers), ONLY if they are away from produce. Some fruits & vegetables emit a gas called ethylene that will kill your flowers in a jiffy! 

SIMPLICITY
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Choose the correct care path for your arrangement you’ve received:

  • Vase filled with Water -

    • Re-cut stems about ½” with a knife or shears in the direction that they appear. Most flowers get a diagonal cut, although bulb flowers such as tulips get a straight cut.  

    • In some designs, flowers are tied bouquets that you can simply pop in & out. 

    • Fill your clean vase with room temperature water to cool water high enough to cover all bottoms of stems.

  • Vase filled with Green Foam OR Chicken Wire -

    • Gently place open hand over flowers near the edge as you tip vase to empty old water in the sink. Fill with room temperature to cool water ¼-½” below the vase line. 

  • Wrapped Bouquets -

    • ​Unpack bouquet & put in water immediately after receiving. Every bouquet's stems are wrapped with a temporary water source that is only to serve flowers through delivery time. 

    • Re-cut stems about ½” with a knife or shears in the same direction that they appear. Most flowers get diagonal cut, although bulb flowers such as tulips get a straight cut.

    • Fill your clean vase with room temperature to cool water high enough to cover all bottoms of stems. 

    • Most bouquets are hand tied designs that are meant to simply pop in vase. Keep flowers tied together to maintain the original shape and design.​

  • Freestanding Roses -

    • ​Unpack bouquet & vase. Keep flowers tied together while placing stems into vase. While stems expand, they will stand & hold in place. Add water to vase. 

    • Lift bouquet out to cut stems about 1/2" with knife or shears on a diagonal.

    • Clean vase & change water daily. ​

 

If the flowers you’ve received appear tight or closed, this is because we choose the freshest products at the market daily that will guarantee a longer lifespan. Watching your flowers grow and transform into beautiful blossoming beauties is a part of the experience.

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Care by Flower Type:

TULIPS - Tulips grow towards the light and will need a daily straight cut half to 1 1/2".

LILIES - Remove the lily pollen as soon as the blossoms start to open. There are 6 per blossom that can simply be pinched out. They will be a brownish color. If waited too long they become orange, fuzzy, and pollen starts to shed. The pollen may shed onto petals & fall onto tabletop; which can stain linens.