Bouquet & Arrangement Care Instructions
If your gorgeous blooms are tied off with raffia you have received an arrangement. If you wish the arrangement to remain as it is when received do not cut the raffia when placing in your vase.
Fill clean vase half way with fresh tap water and add small white patch (if provided). Remove any leaves that may fall below the water line when flowers are in vase and trim 1” off of the bottom of the stems, cut the stems at an angle with a sharp pair of scissors. Arrange flowers in vase and enjoy.
Extend the life of your flowers:
- change water and recut stems every few days
- check water level often and replenish as needed
- keep flowers out of direct sunlight and away from hot or cold drafts
- remove dead blooms and leaves as they naturally occur
Bulk Flower Care | All flowers
You may have ordered bulk flowers to enjoy an abundance of one type of flower all on its own or perhaps you ordered them to arrange into bouquets at a later date, either way you will want to unwrap and follow directions below. Getting water to your blooms as quickly as possible is important.
1) begin with a clean vessel, fill half way with water
2) remove any packaging from your blooms
3) remove any foliage that may fall below the water line
4) trim ½”-1” from the stems at an angle
5) place flowers in fresh water
6) once you’ve arranged your bulk flowers into their vases change water every couple days and recut stems as needed
Additional tips for specific flowers:
Asiatic & Oriental Lily
To encourage the lilies to open faster keep them in a warmer room but out of direct sunlight. As your lilies open you can carefully remove the pollen covered stamen with a tissue. This will extend the life of your lily and also keep any messes at bay, pollen may stain. Should pollen get on any clothing or furniture, simply blot with sticky tape, blow or dust away, do not rub. Should the pollen stain a washable fabric use an enzymatic detergent to pretreat and wash.
When you open and remove your gerbera from their packaging you may notice that they seem a bit droopy. Please do not worry, they have had a journey from our farm to you and are thirsty. After giving their stems a fresh cut give them a few hours to drink water and hydrate well and they should perk right up. In addition the white patch sent with your gerberas will help to keep their water clean so be sure to add it to your vase. Gerberas are very sensitive to bacteria in their water and live best in clean water.
Chrysanthemums are hardy and long lasting! Just be sure to remove any foliage that may fall below the water line and add the white patch sent along with your chrysanthemum this will help to keep the water clean and that is the key to longevity!
Remove the irregular outside petals called “guard petals”. These have been left on during shipment to protect the rose.
Potted Orchid Care
WATER for plants potted in MOSS: Water every 10-14 days depending on climate.
WATER for plants potted in BARK: Water every 3-5 days depending on climate.
Let water run through the plant roots for 45 seconds, drain thoroughly (do not let orchid roots sit in water) and then replace in decorative pot.
LIGHT: Indirect, filtered light is best. Plants with limp, dark green leaves may be getting too little light, plants with yellow leaves may be getting too much light.
TEMPERATURE: A comfortable temperature between 60°F at night and up to 80°F during the day is optimal. Cooler weather will help to initiate flower spikes.
HUMIDITY: Phalaenopsis like some humidity and therefore do well in a bathroom or near a kitchen sink.
FERTILIZE: Use a 20-10-20 fertilizer during active growth and once monthly at other times. A good rule is to fertilize “weakly, weekly”
POTTING: Re-potting can be successfully completed in the spring just after the plant has finished its bloom cycle. Keep in mind phalaenopsis roots prefer to be slightly crowded. The pot should be just large enough for the roots. Using bark or coconut chips during potting will allow for aeration of the roots.