How To Care For Your Fresh Flowers In Whitby

So you’ve received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Wellington Florist? No doubt you want them to look fresh and flourishing for as long as possible. Here are some tips to get the longest life out of your flowers in Whitby.

Make Sure The Vase Is Clean

Before putting your flowers in a vase, make sure the vase is completely clean. Wash it with warm soapy water and rinse it well. This will help minimise any bacteria or other microbes growing in the water.

Make Clean Cuts

Before putting your bouquet in the vase, trim the ends with a sharp knife or scissors at an angle. This will increase the surface area and help with water uptake. Be careful not to crush or tear the stems while you’re cutting, as this will restrict water uptake.

Feed Your Flowers

Fill your vase with warm (not hot) water and dissolve some flower food in it. Flower food is usually a mixture of sugar, citric acid and bleach. It helps flowers stay fresher for longer, preserving them well past the lifespan they would have in plain water.

Keep Foliage Out Of The Water

When putting your flowers in water, make sure there is no foliage or leaves below the waterline. Foliage that is submerged promotes the growth of bacteria or microbes that will clog the stems, inhibiting water uptake and causing the flowers to wilt much faster.

Refresh The Water

Flowers in a vase absorb the most water within the first day they’re submerged. It’s important to watch the water level over that first day (or two) and replenish the water as needed. Check the vase’s water after a few days to see if it appears cloudy. If so, remove the flowers and pour out the old water. Clean the vase and refill it with fresh water and flower food after rinsing the stems under running water and cutting about an inch off the bottom.

Buy Quality Blooms

Your bouquet will last much longer if you choose a florist with a passion for flowers in Whitby. At Wellington Florist, we take care to ensure that each bouquet and arrangement is created fresh to order with the freshest flowers from local and New Zealand growers. For your floral needs, browse our shop or contact us.