Your Guide to Taking Care of Fresh Flowers

Caring for fresh flowers takes time and effort. However, it is as rewarding as it can be when you witness those therapeutic blooms and see your acts of nurture bring a life into the world. Yes, we do make fresh flower delivery, but we also care above and beyond that. Our specifically created guide to caring for fresh flowers in Sydney and other parts of the world could be your go-to. Try these hacks out and see for yourself? 

  1. Prepare your flowers for the vase 

Snip the stems of your flowers before you put them in a vase. According to experts, it is imperative to trim stems from the bottom every few days to ensure that the flowers have fresh stems and they are not dirty. 

  1. Prune the green 

Consider those extra green leaves as the notorious TVA variants from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You know what to do with them, now don’t you? Prune them all! 

Remove extra leaves that fall below the water line to ensure there is no bacterial growth in the vase. Also, keep a check and remove dead leaves from time to time. 

Fresh Flowers that are in a big bouquet but in variety need more care since the blooming time of these flowers varies from each other.

  1. The right vase will take you a long way 

Choosing the right vase makes all the difference. Just because your florist gave you a bunch of fresh flowers with long stems, doesn’t mean you have to put them in a tall vase. Bigger blooms should be cut short from the stems and put in smaller vases so that they can bloom together and support each other’s weight as they grow out. Light and fragile fresh flowers can be kept in taller vases. However, ensure that the flowers are not crowded. You can even make two bouquets out of one, If that’s the case. 

  1. Change the water regularly 

Use a clean vase for your fresh flowers and fill it with room temperature water. In fact, ensure your flower food is thoroughly mixed and dissolved in the water before you place your fresh flowers in it. All you have to do is follow the drill now – change the water, clean the vase, and trim your stems in every few days 

  1. Avoid direct sunlight and heat 

Cooler rooms are perfect to place your fresh flowers in. It is extremely essential to keep them out of direct sunlight. 

Furthermore, it is not healthy to expose them to heat. So, make sure you avoid placing them near stoves, air-conditioners, TV or computers. Also, keeping them on a window sill will dehydrate them faster. Hence, avoid that as well. 

  1. Cool spot for your fresh flowers

Before your fresh flower delivery, make space to place your flowers when they arrive. It is advisable to create a spot at a place where the temperature is comparatively cooler. Anywhere between 18 to 22 degrees celsius is a good bet for the care of your fresh flowers. Furthermore, do not place fresh flowers near ripening fruit. The fruit releases small amounts of ethylene gas from time to time, which can age them prematurely.

Let’s dive in a little deeper, shall we?

Here are a few specific fresh flowers that you need to take care of a certain way. 

  1. Alstroemeria

These flowers are extremely thirsty. Proper nutrition through flower food and a lot of water can loosen up the tight new buds of these flowers and make way for a mesmerising bloom. Keep adding water to the vase if it’s not up to the mark. Also, it is essential to add flower food everytime you change the water.

  1. Anemone

Anemones are super fragile. So to best take care of your fresh flowers, make sure you handle them gently and lightly when you trim the stems. Also, give them a strong support while you re-cut them. 

  1. Carnations

There is a certain type of gas called ethylene that Carnations are extremely sensitive to. This particular gas is released by ripening fruits, vegetables, and decaying floral material. So, you know the drill, right? Keep your fresh flowers away from them! 

  1. Chrysanthemums

Available in various colours, shapes and sizes, these flowers are gorgeous on their own. Caring for the fresh flowers of their kind requires effort. Make sure you remove the foliage of chrysanthemums if it begins to droop or yellow. Also, retrimming the stems will increase the water intake, which in turn will expand its life expectancy. 

We’re hoping this guide on caring for your fresh flowers was as insightful to you as it was for us when we came across it. If you liked what we did and would love to know more about all things flowers, comment below. We’ll have your back, promise.

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