Flower Care

Peony Care

On arrival:

  1. Remove packaging immediately.
  2. Cut approximately 1 inch off the end (on a sharp angle) of the stem with a sharp knife or pruning shears.
  3. Place in a clean vessel with warm water.

Care tips:

  1. If your peonies look dehydrated, submerge the entire bloom (including the flower and the stem) horizontally in warm water for approximately 1 hour. This will revive them to their naturally fluffy state again. Be sure to cut them again before placing them back into your vessel.
  2. Change the water every other day.
  3. Your blooms should last 3 – 5 days (this is the normal vase life for peonies)

Avoid:

  • Placing your peonies near sun, drafts, excessive wind, fruit, smoke, heat, or below zero temperatures
  • Overhandling: flowers may bruise and/or spot. Try not to touch the delicate blooms.

Burlap Bouquets

On arrival:

  1. Remove the burlap and bag containing the water source. Do not cut the wired tie holding the bouquet together.
  2. Recycle the packaging 🙂
  3. Fill a clean vessel with warm water. Ideally, you want to ensure that it’s pretty full, so that all stems are in water and the vase is heavy to avoid tipping over when the flowers are placed in.
  4. Firmly hold the flowers and remove the wired tie.
  5. Cut the stems with pruning shears or a paring knife (not scissors!) on an extreme angle proportionally to size of the vase. Please be careful!
  6. Immediately place the stems into the vessel after cutting their ends. This is important for the flowers to be properly hydrated. Tip: Shorter stems last longer.
  7. Enjoy!

*Pro tip: A tiny bit of bleach will help keep the water free from bacteria

Next Day:

Change the water and re-cut the stems every day to maximize the life of your blooms. (IF you REALLY want them to last long, place them into your fridge at night before you go to bed, keep away from fruit). Placing blooms near heavy sunlight will cause blooms to open very quickly.

If some blooms are dehydrated:

  1. Remove the individual affected stem from the vase.
  2. Fill your sink with 2 (ish) inches of water.
  3. Cut the end of the stem on an angle and immediately lie it horizontally into the water. Ensure the end of the stem is submerged.
  4. Let it soak for approximately one hour
  5. Remove the stem and gently shake the excess water off the blooms. It should be strong and perky.
  6. Cut the end again and immediately place it back into the vessel.
    ** This will only work if the flower is weak or dehydrated, but not dried out.
  7. Repeat every other day

Avoid:

  • Placing your flowers near sun, drafts, excessive wind, fruit, smoke, heat, or below zero temperatures
  • Overhandling: flowers may bruise and/or spot. Try not to touch the delicate blooms.

Vase Arrangements

On arrival:

  1. Top up the vase with warm water (in case some spilled over while on route to you)
  2. Place in a cool area away from drafts and direct sunlight
  3. Enjoy!

Next Day:

Change the water and re-cut the stems every day to maximize the life of your blooms. (IF you REALLY want them to last long, place them into your fridge at night before you go to bed, avoid fresh fruit though!). 

If some blooms are dehydrated:

  1. Remove the individual affected stem from the vase.
  2. Fill your sink with 2 (ish) inches of water.
  3. Cut the end of the stem on an angle and immediately lie it horizontally into the water. Ensure the end of the stem is submerged.
  4. Let it soak for approximately one hour
  5. Remove the stem and gently shake the excess water off the blooms. It should be strong and perky.
  6. Cut the end again and immediately place it back into the vessel.
    ** This will only work if the flower is weak or dehydrated, but not dried out.

Avoid:

  • Placing your flowers near sun, drafts, excessive wind, fruit, smoke, heat, or below zero temperatures
  • Overhandling: flowers may bruise and/or spot. Try not to touch the delicate blooms.
  • Leaving the flowers out of water for an extended period of time.
  • Flower food if you do not use the correct ratios (we do not provide this)

Flowers & Your Pet

We understand that your pet is a family member. We highly recommended that you ensure you take extra measures to ensure that plants are out of reach of your pets.

List of flowers that we often carry that are NOT suitable for pet consumption:

  • Calla lily
  • Carnation
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Delphinium
  • Gladiola
  • Hydrangea
  • Larkspur
  • Peony

*Please do your own extensive research if you are concerned about your pet consuming any cut flowers or plants.

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