Care Tips for Flowers
- Use a clean, preferably glass container.
- Always use flower food and warm water.
- Always re-cut the stem 1-2 inches with a sharp knife preferably under
water and in an angle.
- At least half the stem must be submerged in water best would be two
- There should not be any foliage in the water, take off all the foliage
below the waterline and most of the remaining foliage above the water
- No direct sunlight.
- Keep your flowers away from draft (no heat vents, or air-conditioning
- Change the water when it becomes dirty, add flower food after you
change and re-cut the stems; you generally need to do this every three to
- Make sure the vase is always topped off with water, this means you
need to fill it up daily.
- Keep flowers away from ripening fruit. Larger Quantities of ethylene
gas produced by these flowers influence the vase life of flowers (and
Flowers have a vase life from 3-21 days depending on the care and variety.
Please ask for our opinion of what to expect from your flowers. We want you
to have a pleasant experience. When you have a problem please let us know
within 24 hours. We need to contact the grower to advise him of the problem
When a flower wilts, re-cut the stem and submerge for 4-6 hours or until
When Flowers die overnight most likely something in the care was wrong.
Please check the conditions 1-11 and you will find the answer.
In wintertime when the heaters are on the flowers do not like the dry heat.
Try to put your flowers in a cooler place at night or when you are not home
(like a bathroom).
Roses are especially sensitive to draft and direct sunlight. Make sure
to supply plenty of water and take off as much of the foliage as possible.
You should be able to get 4-21 days out of your roses. Longevity is seasonal
and also depends on the specific characteristics of the variety. Please ask
us about the life expectancy of your choice. Roses do better when you start
them off with warm water and respond well to flower food. When a rose hangs
it means that it cannot transport the water up the stem to the flower (the
highest point in the flower stem). Re-cut the rose and submerge it in water
for 3-5 hours.
You will always be able to improve on the vase life of the rose by using
them in shorter arrangements. Always look for opening yet firm flowers. When
roses feel too hard, they are what we call bullets and will generally not
When you see our roses in the store, they will generally be more open
then you usually see them. We do not refrigerate our roses because we know
this will have an adverse effect on the vase life. Sure the buds will remain
nice and closed when you display them in a cooler but the roses get used to
a high humidity, cold environment and often will go in shock when they come
in your living room (warm and often dry). Our rose shipments come in every
Gerbera’s are very sensitive to draft and dirty water. Please make sure
the water is clean and use flower food. Gerbera’s do not do well in mixed
arrangements. You can expect 7-14 days.
Please buy tulips when they are in season, December – May. They will be
strong and have good size flower heads. Tulips live 4-10 days, and are very
sensitive to heat. The cooler the flowers the longer they will last.
Orchids are very sensitive to ethylene gas, a by-product from ripening
fruit. Please make sure to keep the flowers away from fruit and have plenty
of water available.