- Begin with a clean vase. If possible, do not use water from a softener for the flowers as the sodium (salt) content may decrease the life of some flowers.
- Always add Flower Food to the water and following packet or label directions. Flower Food hydrates and nourishes flowers for the maximum enjoyment of the customer.
- Remove all of the foliage from below the water line. This prevents the foliage from decaying and keeps the water cleaner and the stems free flowing.
- 4. Give all flowers a fresh cut before placing them into flower food solution. It helps ensure hydration.
- 5. Flowers will live longer if not placed in direct sunlight, in a draft or on a television set.
- 6. Replenish the vase/container with a Flower Food solution as needed, due to water uptake and evaporation.
To Revive a wilted Rose:
If a rose wilts and becomes limp, remove it from the vase / arrangement. Re-cut the stem under water (cut off the bottom inch of the stem). Place the flower into a warm water / flower food solution for one hour or until the flower becomes firm. When it becomes firm, you can return it to the vase/arrangement.
Flower Care Do’s and Don’ts
Don’t leave flowers out of water for extended periods of time. Be sure to get them home and into water as soon as possible!
Don’t put flowers in a warm setting (i.e., sunny spot or on a television). Warm water signals flowers to hurry up and open, thus shortening your enjoyment.
DO Follow the directions on the flower food package - mixing incorrectly is as bad or worse than not using any flower food at all.
Information provided by Floralife.