Flower Care

We hope you love your flowers!

General Care
For long lasting flowers please change the water daily. If every day isn't realistic for your schedule, we get it! Every other day will also drastically improve their life span too. Please do not place in direct sunlight, near a draft, or by fruit. By removing wilting or dropping flowers and greenery as soon as possible will also help your arrangement last. If any flower material or greenery is floating or submerged in water, remove immediately and change the water. 

Our Advice
We love strategically placing our arrangements in order to maximize their impact and beauty. First, find a spot in your home. Whether it's a high traffic area guaranteed to highlight the arrangement or a quiet corner you enjoy daily. Consider it's size. Proportionally, would it look best on a counter? A dining table? A side table? In the foyer? In the office? Find that perfect spot. Once you have selected a location, take a look at the arrangement itself. Do you have a favourite side? Which flowers or colours are your favourite? Make sure the side and angle you like best is facing out. The big and beautiful blooms should be outward facing (not towards a wall or lower traffic area). This little attention to detail will help you truly and fully enjoy the arrangement.

Bouquets
Select a suitable and clean vase based on length of stems and size of bouquet. Our favourite size of vase is one-third of the length/height/width of the bouquet. Select a vase with an opening and width that is closest to the size of the bouquet. Too large and the shape of the arrangement will be lost, too small and the flowers won't have the room they need to breath. Vases that have a narrow neck and flare out towards the base are great for bouquets. It keeps the bind point (where the flowers are taped) together while allowing for the stems to naturally flare out. This relaxes and opens up the top of the bouquet. You'll notice if you select a narrow vase, the flowers will be tighter together as the stems are forced to stay straight. If you think your vase is slightly too large for your bouquet, that's okay! Just leave the bind tape on so the arrangement holds it shape. If you think your vase is the perfect size, feel free to carefully remove the bind tape and place the bouquet into the vase on it's own. 

First things first, fill the vase with enough room temp water to cover ends of stems but not submerge their entire length or any florals/greenery. The entire length of the stems do not need to be submerged in water. If you're checking the water levels regularly you only need about two and half inches above the shortest stem. Remove all decorative packaging. Gently lay the bouquet down, careful not to bruise any delicate flowers or hold the bouquet in your non-dominant hand. Using clippers/sharp knife cut a small amount off the end of stems. 
Half an inch should do it! Cut on a slight angle in order to increase the surface area. Do not use a tool that crushes stems as it cuts as this will affect it's ability to drink. Quickly get the stems into the water after cutting, once the stems are freshly cut you want to get them in water as soon as possible. If stems are still too long for the vase, cut again, in small sections at a time in order to find a perfect length. 

Vase Arrangements 

Changing the water in vase arrangements can be a little tricky. Don't stress and do the best you can! The most important detail is being mindful of how the flowers are secured into the vase. The tape and/or wiring needs to stay in place in order to keep the design intact. The best advice is to approach it gently and slowly. 

To change the water, hold the base of the arrangement where the flowers/stems meet the vase. Gently but firmly support them by holding them in place. Careful that they don't fall forward or come loose. On a slight angle, slowly pour out the water in the vase. Quickly, use a prepared cup or pitcher to refill vase without getting flowers wet. Select a spot with greenery as the refill site, this way you'll avoid getting any flowers wet. It is best to refill on counter or surface that can be easily wiped. Please, no refilling on wood surfaces!

Questions? Reach Out!
Please contact Kailey if you have any specific questions. Thank you!