Flower Arrangement Care
- We’re bringing it inside for the first time since early Spring. I like to look at the seasons as a time to reap, a time to sow, and a time to rest. I’m no poet, but there does come a time when rest is a welcome addition to the sonnet.
- I want to assume that all my customers want there flowers to last as long as possible. With a little education and proper cleanliness and care on my part, most flowers in your vase arrangements should last 10 days. Container arrangements a few days less – but they need your help, too.
- Flowers need preservative to keep the bacteria from closing the stem of your blooms.
- You should mix the packet that is enclosed with every bouquet at New Look Floral Design. The instructions are on the package.
- It is a good idea to pour out the discolored water and add fresh water/preservative every 2-3 days.
- Keep containers filled with water solution so that no flower stem ends are out of the water.
- Keep your arrangement in a cool spot that is protected from direct sunlight.
- While we’re at it, lets dispel all those myths that a penny, sugar, soda, asprin, vodka in the water will keep flowers fresh. While it is true what they need is sugar, the proportion and ratio is all mixed up in the packets. Bleach can help with growth of bacteria, but inproper amounts can damage flowers. I’ve even heard Viagra increases flower life, but the jury is still out and availablity and cost are factors. Flower preservatives provide the balance necessary to prolong the vase life of your arrangement.