As a general rule of thumb, the more often you change the water & the shorter you cut the flowers, the longer your blooms will last.
SHOW YOUR FLOWERS SOME EXTRA LOVE
For hand-tied Bouquets or Loose Bunches
Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don’t forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.
Fill a clean, deep vase with fresh water. Remove leaves that will be below the waterline as leaves in water will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake by the flower. Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife and place them into the vase filled with water, and voila, our new blooms last longer and it’s one more thing to show off to your house guests (double win!).
For flowers arranged in floral foam, you should maintain the saturation level high of the floral foam brick to ensure longevity. The floral foam has a fresh flower food added to it to assist in nurturing the flowers.
Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions, so keep your blooms in a cool spot (approx. 18-22 degrees), away from elements such as:
- direct sunlight,
- heating or cooling vents,
- directly under ceiling fans, or
- on top of televisions or radiators.