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My Top 3 Tips to Longer Lasting Flowers

I admit, I love blogging but it's been so busy here at the shop that I don't have as much time as I used to. That being said, I'm in love with sharing tips, as always and so in thinking about flowers, I'm talking the most asked question and turning into another top 3 Tip List!

"How do I keep my flowers looking fresh longer"?

1 ~ Fresh Water

Yes, it truly is that simple. Keeping the water fresh in your floral display goes a long way to longevity. Rule of thumb for me is if you wouldn't want to drink that water, neither do your fresh flowers! What I see most often is not only do folks not keep the water fresh in their arrangement's but they forget to add water. Fresh flowers drink lots and lots of water, so be sure it's there for them.

2 ~ Little a Trim Off the Bottom

You know how getting a hair cut makes you feel good and helps your hair to look healthy and grow stronger? Well, giving your flowers a little trim acts the same way. When you change the water, take a peek at the flower stems. Do the bottoms look a little less healthy then the stem does further up? If so, take an inch or 2 off so that the water is being taken up through a nice fresh cut. You'll find it drinks better and depending the flower, this gets rid of any clogs that might have happened from sitting at the bottom. This is especially true of soft stemmed flowers such as calla lilies, gerbera daisies and tulips. Their stems really love a fresh cut and it only takes a minute with sharp scissors to give them a fresh trim. What if your flowers are arranged in floral foam or you can't give them a fresh snip? No worries, just follow Tip 1 and 2 and you'll be fine.

3 ~ Display in a Cool Area

Yes, flowers grow in warm places but once they become cut flowers, they enjoy being kept cool. Our storage coolers are kept at a very cool 36-40 degrees so imagine putting your floral display near a heat source or in direct sunlight. You can imagine that if they ideally like to be at 40 degrees they really won't thrive in a room that's 80. Of course, flowers are to be enjoyed so no sense turning off the heat this winter to keep your flowers happy but if you have a choice of where to display them, why not choose the coolest place, right?

We hope you found this blog helpful for the next time you pick up a bouquet for yourself or receive a floral gift!! To find out more about our Flower Shop check out our About Us page or visit our Facebook Page

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