Care Instruction

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 (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 18 to 22 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 containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.
 

  When your flowers are arranged in water  
Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, re-cut the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.

Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.
 

  When your flowers have woody stems and branches (such as Quince, Forsythia, or Lilac)  
Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.
 

  What is floral food and why use it?  
Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best and easiest ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good.
 

Plant Care


  How often to water plants?  
Plants in European garden may be in individual pots so water with extra care.  Keep soil moist; water thoroughly when soil is dry to touch; avoid over watering plants.  Orchid plants benefit from lightly spraying the blooms with water.  Set plant on saucer or dish to protect furniture from water.
 

  How much sunlight do plants need?  
Place plant in moderate temperature location away from direct sunlight.
 

  What is European Garden?  
European garden is assortment of different plants potted in a basket or container.
 

Fruit Bouquet


  How long fruit bouquet last?  
Fruit Bouquet contain cut fruits and must be consumed or refrigerated immediately.  Cut fruit will loose their taste if refrigerated for long period of time and should be consumed shortly after delivery.
 

  What is in Fruit Bouquet?  
Fruit Bouquet contain different cut fruits that are arranged using skewers that may have sharp edges and therefore fruits must be removed from skewers before consumption.   In addition Fruit Bouquet may contain peanuts and/or tree nuts and may be come in contact with items that contain milk and soy products.
 

Additional Care Resources

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