Caring for your bouquet
To make sure you get the most out of your flowers follow these five easy steps!
Step 1 - Find a vase/jar/can/jug/water holding vessel
Find a vase that looks roughly the right width and height for the size of bouquet you have received and wash it with warm soapy water. Fill the vase about ¾ full with fresh, clean water.
Step 2 - Bare the bouquet
Carefully take off the wrapping by undoing the outer string and removing the hessian. Keep it to create your next wrapping masterpiece. Snip the string that is holding the compostable plant based water bag and remove it from the base of your stems. Then remove the paper wrapped around the bouquet. Keep the tie that’s holding your bouquet together - it will keep it looking lovely.
Step 3 - Trim the stems
Trim approximately 1 cm off the bottom of the stems at a 45 degree angle. If the stems are too tall for the vase trim them shorter until your arrangement looks great in your vase. If there are any leaves or flowers on the stems that would drop below the water line gently remove them - this will keep the water fresh for longer.
Step 4 - Enjoy!
Place your bouquet in the water filled vase.
Put your arrangement in a spot where you get the most joy out of them. Flowers prefer a cool environment out of direct sunlight and away from other heat sources. Placing flowers near fruit can also shorten their life as fruit emits ethylene gas that can make your flowers (and house plants for that matter) droopy.
Step 5 - Maintenance for extended vase life
Trim off any dead or wilting flower heads or leaves. Make sure that the water in the vase is clear and ¾ full. Give the vase a full refresh of water every 3 days that should keep the flowers looking fresh. Depending on the flowers the water may need to be topped up or changed more regularly. When you do this trim the stems again, taking off another cm or so from the bottom to further extend their vase life.
And that’s it! Simple :) We hope you enjoy your flowers as much as we enjoyed making them at our West End florist home studio.
Heaven & Katie