A small-batch mentality means every bulb counts. Treat your flowers well and they will do the same. Follow these golden rules and you’ll be rewarded with a long-lasting and vibrant bloom that would make our farmers proud.
Receiving Your Arrangement
Carefully unpack the Big Blue Box, keeping the band around the stems to maintain the pre-arranged bouquet form. If you wish to arrange the flowers yourself, remove the band and restructure according to your personal style.
Preparing the Flowers
With a clean, sharp blade or scissors, cut at least 1/4 inch off the base each stem at a 45° angle. This will help the flowers absorb water and remain hydrated, extending their lifespan significantly.
Choosing Your Vase
The vase (or whatever kind of container you decide on, get creative!) should be large enough that the stems reach at least halfway down. Fill half to three-quarters of the vase with room-temperature water. Add the contents of the flower food packet that came with your bouquet and stir vigorously. Place the bouquet in the vase water, removing any fronds and leaves that fall below the vase water line.
Displaying and Nourishment
Display the bouquet in a cool space and away from heating vents, appliances, or direct sunlight. Every 3 to 4 days, cut another 1/4 inch off each stem and dissolve a new flower food packet in freshly changed water, helping nourish the flowers and maximizing bloom time.
Extending the life of your bouquet by paring down the bouquet every few days. Remove tired blooms and discard. Our customers also divide the order to make two bouquets and then transfer the remaining blooms into smaller vases such as mason jars or even coffee cans.