Caring for your Fresh Flower Arrangement


Caring for Fresh Cut Flowers

  1.   Keep flower out of direct sun, out of drafts, away from heaters and fans.
  2.   Keep water level high- some stems may be shorter than others.
  3.   Change water every 1-2 days - don't forget to add floral food!  For longest life, re-cut stems when you change the water using a clean knife or scissors.
  4.   Remove any flowers that are wilted or dying- these will shorten the life of the other flowers around them.
  5.  When your flowers have expired, remove the rubber band and place flowers in your municipal composting bin.  Repurpose the rubber band.

Care for a wrapped arrangement with NO VASE

  1.  Place the flowers in in water immediately upon receiving them.  If your flowers have been out of water for 20 minutes or more, re-cut the stems and place in water immediately.  Do NOT leave flowers out of water for more than 20 minutes.
  2.  Remove the rubber band and pop the bouquet into your favorite vase!  You may have to cut the stems to size.  
  3.  Follow the care instructions 1-5 listed in 'Caring for Fresh Cut Flowers' above.  

Jade Plant Care-

Light: Place your jade plant in bright, indirect light.  Plant can be placed in direct light for 1-2 hours, and may tolerate longer hours of direct light as it ages.

Water: Jade plants are in the succulent family, meaning they store water in their leaves.  Let the soil of your Jade plant dry out completely before watering it again, making sure to drain excess water.  Your plant may require less water in the winter months when growth is slower. 

FLORIST'S TIP:  Err on the side of too dry rather than too wet.  The soil will tell you when it's time to water- stick your finger down in the soil, and if it's dry as far as your finger can poke, it's time to water.  If your Jade plant is getting too dry between waterings, it will start dropping leaves, or a few leaves may start to shrivel and turn brown.  If this starts to happen, just make your watering more frequent.  If your Jade is overwatered, it may start to rot.  Your plant may need to be watered anywhere between once per week, and once per month depending on how much light it gets.  


Orchid Care-

Light:  Place your Phalaenopsis Orchid in bright, indirect light.  Phalaenopsis Orchids live under the canopy of rainforest trees, which means they only receive filtered light in their natural environment.  Direct sunlight may burn their leaves, leaving discolored spots.  A sunny window with a sheer curtain would be the ideal place for your orchid.  

Water:  Your Phalaenopsis Orchid will tell you when it needs water.  Roots will turn silvery gray (not including aerial roots above the potting medium) when they are dehydrated.  Water your orchid thoroughly, letting excess water drain out of the pot.  Roots will turn bright green when hydrated.