Caring for Your Flowers
Fresh flowers have a natural cycle & individual habits, & the flowers I use are not treated with chemicals or pesticides therefore they are often fleeting, which for me adds to their beauty. There are however a few steps you can take to ensure they last as long as possible.
As I don't deliver flowers in plastic bubbles for environmental reasons, the stems will have been out of water (excluding jam jar flowers).
It's really important when you get them to remove all the packaging (please reuse or recycle where possible - Kraft paper can be composted) & recut the stems at an angle with sharp scissors, cutting around 2.5cm (1cm) off the bottom & put them into a clean vase with cool clean water so they can have a good drink.
The reason for re-cutting stems & not just placing into water is because the bottom of the stems form a seal when they are out of water, preventing them from being able to take up more water.
Ensure all the leaves & foliage below the water line is removed (this creates bacteria which will shorten the life of your flowers).
Keep out of direct sunlight & away from radiators & draughts.
Avoid keeping near fruit which naturally produces ethylene - an odourless gas that will shorten the life of your flowers.
Check regularly for any dead or dying flowers & foliage that has fallen into the water & remove. Change the water every couple of days & recut the stems.
If you have tulips in your flowers & they are a little droopy, revive them by cutting the stems at an angle, removing lower leaves, placing in clean water & place the vase somewhere cool & dark overnight. Tulips continue to grow after they have been cut & grow upwards towards the light. They can become a little unruly so you can cut the stems regularly, or just enjoy their quirkiness.
Please note that all flowers, berries & foliage are for decorative purposes only & some can be harmful if consumed/ingested. Euphorbia exudes sap & can be an irritant to some people. Take care when handling & wash your hands afterwards.
Look at them often & enjoy!
Just ask if you would like to purchase a vase or jug for your flowers to be delivered in, this way they are not out of water. I have a selection of eco vases & vintage containers and am happy to send you a photo.