Bloomex ships the freshest flowers in the nation, but even so, there are many things you can do to extend the life of your gorgeous fresh cut flowers even longer once they've arrived at your doorstep.
Some of these tips are somewhat common sense, and some of them are industry secrets. We hope you enjoy them and learn a little something along the way.
AVOID HOT SPOTS
Excessive light and heat (i.e. coming in from a window) can cause plants' lifespans to shorten.
KEEP 'EM AWAY FROM THE FRUIT BOWL
This is a little-known fact. As fruit ripens, it emits a gas that ages your flowers more quickly.
USE THE FOOD
Any florist worth their salt will include some packets of floral food. Use it. It's packed with vital nutrients to feed your flowers' continued longevity.
KEEP THE WATER COOL, BUT NOT COLD
Ideally, a nice cool tap water should work best for your flowers once they're placed in a vase. Don't use icy water, or anything that comes close to luke-warm.
RUN THAT WATER
When you're trimming stems, it's best to do it under running water. If not, excess oxygen might get into the stem and ultimately contribute to your flowers aging quicker.
REMEMBER YOUR ANGLES
This is another florists' secret. 45 degrees is the ideal angle to trim your stems (which you'll want to do a few times over the course of your flowers' lifespan.) This prevents bacteria from negatively harming your flowers.
A light spray of water each day on your beautiful flowers will be much appreciated and keep them as fresh as can be.