Fresh Flower Tips
- Using cold tap water fill a clean vase(we use bleach to clean our vases for looks and for minimum bacteria) to a level that will allow all the flower stems to be immersed in the water (about two thirds full).
- Unwarp your flowers from their pretty paper and ribbon, leave the twine tie on the stems to help keep your bouquet arranged nicely.
- Remove any foliage (leaves) that would be immersed in the water. Cut about 2cm off the stems on an angle (this allows a greater surface area for the flowers to drink from and ensures they do not sit flat on the bottom of the vase).
- Place the vase in a cool place away from direct sunlight, strong heat, ripening fruit (that ripe banana will age your flowers fast) and draughts.
- Change the water every other day. If you have time also recut the stems on an angle. As some of the flowers begin to wilt, fade or droop, either cut back or remove from the vase and continue to enjoy the flowers that remain.
Dried Flower Tips
Your dried flowers will like a dry spot away from direct sun (they can fade) and away from draughts or anywhere they can be knocked (they are a bit delicate to handle). Be careful not to burn candles too close as they are very flammable.
Place your dried/everlasting arrangement somewhere you will see them often so you can enjoy them.