Flowers are in their very nature very fleeting—which is an essential part of what makes them so special. For our bouquets we aim to include more of the slightly longer lasting varieties but will often include little special extras to make those first couple of days even more memorable.
But in order to enjoy them for as long as possible they do need a little love and care to be in their prime, with the most important tips being:
CLEANLINESS IS A VIRTUE
Keep flowers in a clean vase filled with fresh water—it’s also important to ensure no foliage is sitting below the water line as that is the perfect breeding zone for bad bacteria which will speed up the flowers demise.
KEEP IT COOL
Flowers last their best when they’re kept in a nice cool spot away from direct sunlight, heaters or heat pump air–flow. Because flowers do best in cooler temperatures they will inevitably last longer in the cool of spring than the heat of summer.
PRODUCE + FLOWERS DON’T MIX
It’s best to keep your flowers away from your fruit bowl and veges. All flowers are to some degree sensitive to the ethylene gas emitted by fresh produce. The ethylene gas will make flowers fade faster than they ought to, especially some of the more sensitive varieties like sweet peas and snapdragons.
TEND TO THEM REGULARLY
Every 2-3 days recut the stems and change the water, and remove any earlier spent blooms.
IN THE END
When the flowers inevitably fade and their lustre is no more, they can be fully composted—packaging and all.