In honor of tulip season and tulips being one of my favorite flowers, I wanted to share some tips and tricks to help you care for your cut tulips! Check out my videos below for how to straighten bent tulips or for an easy way to arrange tulips in a vase using a grid:
Roses are a timeless symbol of love and beauty, and shared as gifts of affection for as long as anyone can remember. And Valentine’s Day is like the Super Bowl of rose giving! As a matter of fact over 300 million roses will be given as gifts this Valentine’s.
Are you one of the lucky recipients? Not sure how to arrange your bouquet of fresh cut roses? I thought so! That’s why I created this video on arranging roses just for you. I break it down to 3 basic steps to help you create a beautiful bouquet in no time!
It feels really nice when someone sends you flowers. You feel special, can’t help but smile, and want your flowers—and that feeling—to last as long as possible.
To help you make your flowers last longer, we wanted to share some flower and rose care tips that are sure to prolong the life of your fresh blooms. Here’s my friend and 1-800 Flowers.com co-worker Nancy Egan to tell you a couple of things that you can do to keep your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible!
If your roses did not come arranged for you, you may be interested in my blog post, “How to Arrange Roses in a Vase Like a Pro,” featuring an easy to follow step-by-step video.
If you’re interested in preserving flowers in a unique way, you may also like my recent blog post, “How to Preserve Flowers in Wax.” In this fun DIY blog post, I demonstrate how to easily preserve flowers in wax to enjoy their beauty for a long time.
Make a Simple Floral Bouquet Last Up to Three Weeks
It has been scientifically proven that flowers make people feel good. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.
By following the simple flower care and handling tips that I have provided, you can get those good feelings to last longer! Continue Reading…
Care for Cut Flowers In Order to Keep Them Fresh
Step One: Always use clean vases or containers. Bacteria in the water will shorten the life span of your flowers. Household bleach is an excellent cleaning agent for your floral containers.
Step Two: Have your vase ready before working with the flowers. Fill the container about ¾ full with warm water and floral food (according to packet directions). Of course, I always have extra packets of floral food at my house, because I always have fresh flowers. If you buy flowers from a florist they will give you packets to use at home – why not ask for a few extra so that you have them on hand too. If you find yourself without a commercially prepared food click here for a version that you can make yourself. Continue Reading…
How to Make Your Own Food For Flowers
There are 3 ingredients that are helpful when trying to keep your flowers fresh and long-lasting. They are:
- Sugar – provides nutrition for flowers
- Citric acid – acts as an acidifier and lowers the ph level of the water
- Bleach – prevents bacteria growth in the vase
Here are a few do-it-yourself options that I have come across:
- One part lemon lime soda (7-Up, Sprite) to 3 parts of water
- Two tablespoons lemon juice, one tablespoon sugar, one quarter teaspoon bleach to one quart of water
- Two tablespoons of white vinegar and two tablespoons of sugar to one quart of water
Tips on Choosing Your Grads Corsage!
The summer weather is here and that can only mean one thing; graduation time! Whether graduating kindergarten or college, it is a blissful, bittersweet celebration. This is their day to shine, and what is a better way to make the day even more memorable then giving them a one of a kind wrist corsage that will complement their personality and spirit. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your graduate’s corsage!
- Flower buds are good choices when creating wrist corsages. Buds are beginning to bloom retain color and scent for a longer period of time
- Depending on what kind of look you’re going for, for a dramatic look, one large flower such as the Catteiya, is a classic type of orchid available in practically every color except true blue.
- The more colors in the corsage, the more lively the corsage will look.
- Durable flowers, besides the regular roses or carnations are orchids, calla lilies and daisies.
- Gerbera daisies and carnations are the least expensive, and come in a large variety of colors that make them perfect for any occasion.
Hope these tips help make the most of their (or your own) special day!
If you were the lucky recipient of a beautiful floral arrangement from someone special this Valentine’s Day, you want the flowers to last as long as possible. Learn how to keep your Valentine roses alive for up to two to three weeks with these simple steps:
- After 2-3 days it is best to change the water and re-cut the flowers for maximum longevity. I recommend removing the entire bouquet from its original vase and placing it in another container while you change the water. Continue Reading…
I believe that having flowers in your life on a regular basis, no matter how simple, makes your life a little nicer and a little more special. I will be sharing many ideas and tips on creative ways to bring flowers into all aspects of your life. Hopefully you’ll also be the recipient of many gifts of flowers. With that said, I thought it would be helpful to give you a few tips on the care and handling of fresh cut flowers. The more of these tips you follow, the longer your flowers will last. We’ll start with the basics and I will add helpful tips and information on seasonal flowers, tools of the trade, and design techniques as we go along, so remember to check back and see what’s new.