EMY’s “Other Page” you will find a variety of things that we think may interest some clients. This section will include floral care tips, seasonal or special holiday arrangements, corsages, boutonnieres, vases or pictures from a recent flower show in support of our blog. At times we may feature seasonal flowers, such as, peonies, ranunculus and tulips.
- Carefully remove all packaging.
- Keep the string tied around stems if you want to retain a strong shape on hand-tied bouquets; remove it if you want to arrange the flowers yourself.
- Using a sharp, clean blade or scissors, cut 1 inch off each stem at a 45-degree angle.
- Place the bouquet in a clean vase that is large enough to allow the stems to reach at least halfway down. Fill three-quarters of the vase with lukewarm water and add flower food. Do not use metal containers if using flower food, as metal can neutralize the food’s beneficial effects.
- Remove any foliage that may lie below the water level; these will decompose and contaminate the water with bacteria, killing off your flowers.
- Place the bouquet in a cool position, away from heating or cooling vents and appliances, direct sunlight or draughts.
- Keep the flowers away from fruit – the gas that is given off when ripening will kill your flowers.
Add fresh water regularly.