Taking Care of Your Blooms

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

Get the longest lifespan from your fresh or dried flowers by following a few simple tips...

Fresh Flowers

  • 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

  • Dried flowers can last for years if well looked after.

  • It might sound obvious but DO NOT place in water.

  • If you received your dried flowers in the post, they might be slightly misshaped from the travel. Hang them upside down in a dark dry room for at least 48 hours and this should help straighten them up again.

  • 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.


Adele xx

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