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  • Keep Those Stems Fresh!

    Would you like to know how to keep your flowers fresh daily? Absolutely I would! Taking care of flowers properly can significantly extend the lifespan of a bouquet and keep them looking fresh. Here's a more detailed guide on how to apply daily care for cut flowers: 1. Fresh Water: Use a clean vase and fill it with lukewarm water. Change the water every 2-3 days or whenever it starts to look cloudy. Fresh water helps prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that can damage the flowers. 2. Trim the Stems on your Fresh Flowers: Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle with a sharp, clean pair of scissors or floral shears. This angle increases the surface area for water absorption and ensures the stems aren't sitting flat against the bottom of the vase. 3. Remove Leaves: Remove any leaves that will be submerged in the water, as they can promote bacterial growth. Only the stems should be in the water. 4. Flower Food for a Long Lasting Lifespan : Use flower food provided with the bouquet or make your own by mixing sugar and a few drops of bleach or lemon juice in the water. Flower food provides nutrients and helps prevent bacteria from developing. 5. Avoid Direct Sunlight and Heat: Place the vase in a location with indirect sunlight and away from heating sources or drafts. Excessive heat can cause the flowers to wilt prematurely. 6. Regular Check-Up: Regularly inspect the bouquet for wilting or dead flowers and remove them promptly. This prevents ethylene gas production, which can accelerate the aging of other flowers. 7. Change the Water and Re-Trim: Every few days, change the water, re-cut the stems, and add fresh flower food. This routine maintenance keeps the bouquet looking its best. 8. Proper Vase Cleaning: When changing the water, clean the vase thoroughly to remove any bacteria or residue that may have accumulated. 9. Temperature Control: Maintain a cool room temperature (around 65-72°F or 18-22°C) to slow down the aging process of the flowers. 10. Mist the Flowers: Occasionally mist the petals of the flowers with a water spray to provide them with some humidity, especially in dry indoor environments. With these care tips, you can enjoy a beautiful and long-lasting bouquet of flowers. The key is to provide them with a clean and healthy environment, along with proper hydration and nourishment.

  • Elegance in Whites

    There is nothing so classic as a stunning bouquet designed in whites and greens. Eye catching and timeless - monochromatic colour schemes flow well with any occasion. Highlighting a special event with a tone-on-tone look can encourage a sense of calm. Designing with a single hue doesn’t have to be boring. Using lights and darks within the hue creates depth in your design and a feeling of serenity. Mixing in whites or creams is another good solution to break up the palette without straying too far from the floral color theme. Florals come in many textures, sizes and shapes. Having those choices adds interest, as well as, dupes for a more expensive product. A terrific dupe for a more expensive Dahlia would be a White Snowball Chrysanthemum. Very tasteful, equally as gorgeous and lasts much longer (less expensive) When designing a bouquet, my top 5 Greens are Cat Palm for drama and length, Jasmine Vine for aroma and drapery, Pittisporum for a deep green colour to add depth, Tree Fern for added wispiness, and Sword Fern for a POP of light green. My top 5 for White are Mums for their boldness, Spray Mums to add a secondary focus, Tea Roses for a delicate, romantic look, Wax Flower for aroma and accessorizing. And Scented Stock for its amazing fragrance and drapiness.

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