Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!
Essentials for your flowers
Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 18 to 22 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)
When your flowers arrive in wet foam
Keep the floral foam soaked in water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.
When your flowers are arranged in water
Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.
If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, recut the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.
Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.
When your flowers have woody stems and branches (such as Quince, Forsythia, or Lilac)
Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.
What is floral food and why use it?
Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best and easiest ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good.
Batavia, NY Florist - Beverly's Floral & Gifts
For any floral occasion Beverly's Floral & Gifts a local Batavia, NY professional florist, offers same day delivery in Batavia, NY and surrounding areas. When you choose Beverly's Floral & Gifts for sending fresh cut flowers in Batavia, NY you know that you are choosing an experienced florist.
Beverly's Floral & Gifts assures quality service and beautiful fresh flowers delivered
A flower arrangement from Beverly's Floral & Gifts will brighten anyone's day! When choosing flowers from our professional floral staff, you can see the years of experience that go into every bouquet that we deliver. Place orders 24/7 on our online catalog in order to find just the right gift for that special occasion. If you prefer, call Beverly's Floral & Gifts at 585.343.8500 and speak with one of our friendly florist professionals, and we can custom design an arrangement exclusively to fit your budget.
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In addition to local flower delivery in Batavia, NY, Beverly's Floral & Gifts provides flower delivery services to the following nearby communities: Batavia, Pembroke, Bethany, Alexander, Elba, Leroy, Corfu, Attica, Akron and Pavillian. In addition same day delivery service in these zip code areas: 14020, 14056, 14054, 14005, 14058, 14482, 14036, 14011, 14001, 14422, 14056.