You’ve received your luxury bouquet from Flower Works – and you want it to last as long as possible. To prolong the life expectancy of your bouquet, follow the instructions below.
Instructions for proper care for cut flowers:
Upon receiving a bouquet, unwrap the flowers and dispose of excess foliage. Every bouquet of flowers you purchase from our flower shop comes with a packet of preservatives and an instructional card on proper care for plants.
Step 1: Preparing the Water
Fill a measuring cup with 16 ounces of water. Then proceed to open the preservative packet. Pour the contents of the packet into the measuring cup. With a spoon, properly stir the contents until the preservatives fully dissolve. Pour water into a vase sized properly for your flowers.
Choose the right vase by making sure your flowers are no more than one and a half times the height of your vase. Be conscious of the opening size as well. A too wide neck will not provide proper support for the flowers, ruining the shape of the arrangement. A too narrow neck will constrain your bouquet and can even damage your flowers.
Step 2. Re-cutting the Flowers
When re-cutting flowers, there are a variety of tools to use. However, scissors must NOT be used because of potential damage to the plant. Instead, use a proper florist knife or floral shears. Make sure all tools are properly sharpened.