forever in bloom flower care guide
Cut the stems at least 3cm shorter and at an angle (as this creates a larger surface area for the flower to drink from).
Fill your vase at least 2/3 full of clean water. Remove the leaves from the stems that will be submerged in water to keep the water free from germs and clean, adding flower food will help with this too.
After a few days refresh the water in your vase and add your 2nd sachet of flower food.
Place your vase of blooms somewhere it can be seen and enjoyed! Away from drafts, direct sun and heat sources.
Roses and Spray Roses
The outside petals of roses are sometimes marbled with green tinges – these have protected the bloom from bud to flower. These can be considered unsightly to some, but are a natural part of the flower. If you don’t like this organic look, gently pull them of but holding each petal as close as possible to the bloom.
Keep the string tied around stems if you want to retain a strong shape on hand-tied bouquets; remove it if you want to arrange the flowers yourself.
Using a sharp, clean blade or scissors, cut 3cm off each stem at a 45-degree angle.
Place the bouquet in a clean vase that is large enough to allow the stems to reach at least halfway down. Fill three-quarters of the vase with lukewarm water and add flower food (this really does work; it’s not just a gimmick!). Do not use metal containers if using flower food, as metal can neutralize the food’s beneficial effects.
Remove any fronds and leaves which lie below the water level; these will decompose and contaminate the water, killing off your flowers.
Place the bouquet in a cool position, away from heating or cooling vents and appliances, direct sunlight or draughts.
Keep the flowers away from fruit – the gas that is given off when ripening will kill your flowers.
Refresh the water in your vase after 3-4 days and add flower food.
Top up the water carefully with a small jug each day, to ensure the roses can drink daily.
Please be aware that we may use a rose stem to prop the lid up away from the roses. This is not a broken stem!
To prevent water damage always place arrangements on surfaces that are non-porous. Better still on a protective mat.
For further advice, call Forever in Bloom on 073 2846405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org