Taking Care of Your Blooms
Get the longest lifespan from your fresh or dried flowers by following a few simple tips...
Place your flowers in fresh clean water as soon as you receive them. Make sure the vessel you're using is also clean and doesn't contain debris from a previous arrangement.
Bleach or baby sterilising liquid works best for making sure the vessel is bacteria free.
Change the water every 2 to 3 days or as soon as it starts to look dirty
At this point also re-trim the stems at a 45 degree angle
Keep displays away from fruit, direct sunlight and heat as all of these will shorten the vase life of your blooms
All flowers are of course perishable but some have a longer vase life than others. I recommend plucking out individual stems when they start to look a little sad. You can then continue to enjoy the rest of your arrangement for as long as possible.
Dried flowers can last for years if well looked after
It might sound obvious but DO NOT place in water
Keep away from direct sunlight as this can cause the colours to fade
Display in a dry moisture free room, dried flowers aren't really suited to bathrooms, the moisture in the air can cause them to go mouldy.
Keep dust at bay by using a hair drier on a low power and cool setting
Dried flower can be more brittle than fresh flowers so handle with care to avoid breakages.