Last Updated on April 3, 2023
Taking care of flowers through safe transportation
Make sure you take good care of your bouquet of flowers by bringing them home safely. Protect the petals from damage during transport. The bouquets at Bloompost.co.uk are put in special flower bags. These offer you the best guarantee of good protection of the petals.
Take care of your bouquet by protecting it from heat or cold. Has your bouquet been delivered by Bloompost? Then you don’t have to worry. Bloompost’s transport vans are fully insulated to protect your bouquet from extreme temperatures.
Are you taking the bouquet home? Then it’s a good idea to keep your cart at room temperature. Also, avoid a spot in the cart with direct sunlight. By always keeping the bouquet at a constant temperature and avoiding temperature fluctuations, you will significantly extend the life of your bouquet.
Nutrition for flowers
Sometimes a bag of flower food comes with a bunch of fresh flowers, but this is not always the case. If you still want to make sure that your bunch of flowers get extra vitamins, you can very easily purchase a bottle of flower food and add a small amount of food to the water in the vase. Always consult the dosage on the bottle. Flower food will keep the water clean and the flowers beautiful longer.
Take care of your flower bouquet and water it
Remember to never leave your bouquet without water, even if you take your bouquet home for a while. That way the stems won’t have a chance to dry out.
Bloompost’s bouquets are watered at any time through the little buckets in the paper bags. You can reuse the buckets later at your home or return them to water a new bouquet.
As long as the water stays clean, you can simply refill the vase with water. Does the water get dirty? Then remove the flowers from the vase, clean the vase thoroughly, cut the flower stems at an angle again and place the flowers immediately in the clean water.
Is one of your flowers hanging limply in the vase? Then try cutting the flower at an angle again. Then place the flower separately in a clean vase in clean water and leave it there for about an hour. Does the flower stand straight again? Then you can rejoin it with the rest of the flowers.
Cut or trim the stems diagonally
For many, this is a familiar tip, but we’ll touch on it anyway. Cut or trim the stems of the flowers at an angle. Even if they have already been cut at an angle at the florist. This way you can be sure that they are well able to absorb water optimally. If the stems are cut or trimmed straight and the flowers stand upright in the vase, they will not have sufficient capacity to absorb water and remain beautiful longer.
Cut or trim them carefully at an angle, if you want to do it too quickly the stems can split, which can actually dry out the flowers. Cut off a piece of the stems every 3/4 days, this way they will stay beautiful longer.
Be sure to cut the flower stems of cut flowers at an angle, with the aim of increasing the (wound) surface area, allowing the stem to absorb more water and nutrients. You should cut and not cut! With scissors, the vascular bundles are compressed and the flowers can absorb less water.
Be sure not to put the water in the vase too cold or too hot. Flowers with stiff or woody stems prefer cool tap water, but roses and sunflowers like lukewarm water. And always use a clean vase! Try to keep the vase and water clean, too, so your flowers will stay beautiful longer.
TAP WATER IN THE VASE
Flowers do not need spring water; tap water is fine. Its ideal temperature varies by flower type. Hence, lukewarm/hand-warm water is generally advised. Do you have a bouquet of a particular flower type and want to know the ideal water temperature? Ask us!
If you add cut flower food, changing the vase water in between is usually not necessary. However, some flower species pollute the water very much. Then it is advisable to change the water after a few days. Do not forget to add new cut flower food.
Bleach, water and sugar
All you need is water, bleach and sugar. Before you put the flowers in the vase, put a drop of bleach (the one you normally use for your toilet) and a scoop of sugar in the water. Stir this well for a moment so it is well mixed. Then you can put your flowers in the water.
The bleach prevents mold from forming, so the stems can continue to absorb water. The sugar acts as a nutrient. Note: really keep it to one drop per vase.
Besides this, of course, there are other ways you can make sure your flowers last as long as possible. It takes some time, but it’s really worth it. Cut the stems of the flowers diagonally, and remove the leaves at the bottom. By removing the leaves, you keep them from getting into the water, and thus less likely to contaminate the water.
The stems get full of junk
Did the water get dirty anyway, but are the flowers still beautiful? Then rinse the stems and cut them again at an angle. After a while, the stems become clogged with garbage, so they can no longer absorb water. By cutting another piece off, you cut them “open” again. Clean your vase well and refill it with a drop of bleach, scoop of sugar and clean water.
Fruits and vegetables
Do not put flowers near fruit or a fruit bowl. This is because fruit undergoes a ripening process. This ripening process involves the emission of Ethylene gas. This gas is harmful to flowers. As a result, flowers do not live as long in the vase and therefore go limp faster.