Make Your Valentine’s Bouquet Last!
Great news! You received a Valentine’s bouquet, and the flowers are stunning! But if only they could last forever… Although we can’t use magic to suspend them in time, we can tell you what you can do to make your fresh-cut flowers last as long as possible!
1. UNWRAP YOUR VALENTINE’S BOUQUET
The first thing you need to do when you receive your flowers is to remove the wrapping. All of our bouquets come hand-tied with our signature raffia, wrapped in recyclable brown kraft paper and a little bit of tissue paper. Use a pair of scissors or pruners to snip off the raffia and then remove and discard the paper in your recycling bin.
2. REMOVE WATER TUBES & TRIM THE STEMS
Most delivered Valentine’s bouquets all come with water tubes on the stems to keep your flowers fresh while they are on their way to your home. Slide the tubes off of the stems, dump out the water, and discard the plastics into your recycling bin.
It’s time to trim the stems! Trimming is necessary for all flowers. We do this similarly to when you get a small cut or injury. Your wound will begin to heal right away, as do flowers. If you were to put your flowers into the water without cutting them first, they wouldn’t be able to absorb the water they need to last as long as they potentially could.
Cut your stems on an angle to open up as much of that stem to the water as possible. We recommend using a pair of floral snips, garden pruners, or a very sharp knife. Scissors tend to squish the stems making it harder for your flowers to get water.
Remove any leaves at the bottom of the stems. When the leaves are in the water, it can create bacteria and shorten the life of your flowers.
3. ADD FLOWER FOOD TO YOUR WATER
4. PLACE YOUR BOUQUET IN A VASE
When our designers create bouquets, we tie them up so they can just be perfectly placed in a vase – no need to redesign them. You can leave the raffia tie on or remove it – it’s up to you!
5. CHANGE YOUR WATER
Don’t forget to change your water every few days and give your vase a clean with a mild detergent. Trim your stems with each water change and add the rest of your flower food.