Flower Care

Flower Care Tips

You’ve received a bountiful bouquet, and now you’re wondering how to keep it lasting as long as possible.

If you received a wrapped bouquet, please remove the compostable sponge and give the ends a fresh cut, and place into fresh, cool water.

Place flowers in a clean vase filled with cool water.

Keep your flowers in a cool place, out of direct sunlight.

Cut flowers ideally like a climate of 40-60 ºF. 

Replenish water every few days. 

Wide, lush flower arrangements (like those in bowls and compotes) require more water replenishment. Keep the water high (about 1″ from the top of the vessel).

For maximum longevity, give the stems a fresh cut and remove any spent blooms. Add a teaspoon each of sugar and bleach.

Keep your flowers away from heat registers, cigarette smoke, and fresh fruit.

PRO TIP #1: Hardier stems that are branch-like should be cut “up the stem,” i.e., a small vertical cut.

#2: Drooping tulips can be helped by a fresh cut and a few needle pokes where the stem meets the flower head.

#3: Drooping roses can be helped by placing the stem in a vase of warm water for 1 hour, recutting the stem, and then placing them back into cool water. 

Certain flowers cannot be reinvigorated to life. Dahlias, for example, have the shortest vase life of any cut flowers.

Embrace the aging process and find beauty in the decay. Press shorter stems in a large book lined with parchment. Longer stems can be bound and hang dried somewhere dry and cool, like a windowsill.

If there is an issue of quality at the time of delivery, please reach out to us immediately by phone or email. We are not responsible for the quality of the blooms once they are in your care, only in the moments leading up. As such, we like to provide a few helpful suggestions to maximize the life of your blooms.