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Flower Care 101 :
How to extend the life of your fresh cut flowers

Follow these easy tips and tricks to extend the life of your flowers!

Whether it's your first time caring for flowers, you're a notorious flower-killer, or you're just looking for a quick refresher, these super simple steps will ensure your flowers will impress and delight for as long as possible!

"If you tend to a flower, it will bloom. no matter how many weeds surround it."
- Matshona Dhliwayo

Step 1: Unpack your blooms

The kitchen is probably the best area to get started as you'll need some surfaces and a sink at your fingertips. We know you're super excited, but remember, flowers are delicate so carefully remove your blooms from their packaging.

If your blooms arrived pre-arranged in a vase with water, have no fear! We've done all the necessary prep work to set your blooms up for success.

Otherwise, you're blooms will arrive in a water-pack, ensuring that they were hydrated during delivery. Carefully remove the water-pack and foam.

Step 2: Remove any extra foliage

If you see any leaves on the stems that would be below the water-line of your vase, remove and discard them. While they may look pretty, leaves can carry bacteria. If they sit submerged in the vase watter, the water will get dirty and your flowers will suffer.

Step 3: Fill your vase with water

Once you've picked your favourite vase, clean it thoroughly and fill it with fresh room temperature water. If flower food was provided with your blooms, sprinkle some into the vase and give it a stir! Save the rest of the flower food for future water changes.

Step 4: Trim your stems

Flowers need to drink, and they drink from the bottom of the stems. Therefore, it's important to trim your stems before placing them in your vase. This will expose the flesh of the stem, helping them drink and stay hydrated.

Step 5: It's showtime!

Now that your blooms are red-carpet-ready, remove any elastic or tie holding the stems in place and put the flowers in the vase. Give the blooms a little "zhuzh" to make sure they're looking their absolute best and feel free to adjust and reposition stems as you wish! Have fun with it!

Step 6: Don't forget! Change the water daily!

Once your blooms are doing their thing, strutting their stuff, it's easy to forget this extremely important step: change the water daily!

Fresh, clean water is the most important factor in extending the life of your flowers, so if you're going to do one thing, and one thing only - do this!

Change the water daily with fresh room temperature water, adding a sprinkle of flower food each time.

If you're arrangement arrived composed in a vase and you can't easily remove the stems to change the water, then in a seperate vessel, add fresh room temperature water and a sprinkle of flower food. Top up your vase with the mixture daily.

Keep your blooms in a cool dry environment, away from direct sunlight and heat. Different stems will expire at different rates, so discard any that are past their prime to make sure the rest keep blooming bright!