Here are some answers to my most frequently asked questions. Need more information or don’t see your question? Feel free to email us and I’ll be happy to help!
- Always ensure your flowers are away from heat sources, direct sunlight, and drafts. All of these can have a detrimental effect on the life of your flowers.
- Check the water level daily, and add fresh water as needed. The water level will go down in your vase primarily due to your flowers “drinking” and ongoing evaporation.
- Everyday remove any leaves that may have fallen into the water and any flowers that may have wilted (we hope there are none).
- After 7-10 days, re-cut your flowers, wash your vase, and refill with fresh water and Grower Direct Fresh Flower Power flower food.
- If you receive flowers in a container with floral foam, be certain the container is full of water every day. The water should be treated with the floral food provided by your florist. Using your finger, feel under the greens for a place where water can be added. Or you can pour water slowly into the center of the arrangement, keeping a finger in the container to gauge the water level.
- If you receive flowers in a vase, check to be sure the water is always clear. If the water turns cloudy, empty it and add fresh water mixed with the floral food provided by your florist. If possible, re-cut the stems with a sharp knife before placing them in the fresh water.
- If you receive flowers in a box or tissue, remove all of the foliage that falls below the water line, then cut the stems with a sharp knife in a sink full of warm water. Be sure to cut the stems under the water and place them immediately into a vase of warm water mixed with the floral food provided by your florist.
- No matter what type of arrangement you have, it is important to keep your flowers off of televisions, appliances and heating/cooling units. You should also keep them away from hot or cold drafts and out of direct sunlight.
This is generally a result of the flower being harvested a little too early, something that will happen on occasion, unfortunately once that has occurred there is little that can be done to resolve the condition. Growers do their very best to ensure that the flower are cut at the optimum time, but it is a subjective call at best based on experience. So occasionally some stems are cut too soon. The main reason the neck bends is simple, the stem right under the bud is not strong enough to bear the weight of the developing bud/flower. Once the necks bends the vascular bundles within the stem are pinched shut and the flowers water supply is shut down.