Caring for Fresh-Cut Flowers

HYACINTH AND ROSESReceiving a bouquet or flower arrangement is a very special gift. At Allen’s Flower Market of Long Beach, we use the freshest flowers possible to ensure that the beauty of that arrangement or bouquet lasts as long as it can. However, there are also things you can do to help extend their life even longer.march17lb1

In fact, they could be around up to five or seven days longer with these tips provided by the Society of American Florists.

Flower Arrangement Care

  • Keep the vase filled with fresh water.
  • Use the flower food provided as this helps limit bacterial growth, provides nutrition, and balances the pH. Always follow the directions on the package.
  • Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a knife or scissors.
  • Keep the flowers in a cool sport and out of the direct sunlight as well as away from ceiling fans, appliances, or vents as these could dehydrate the flowers.

Care for Loose Bunches of Flowers

If you purchase loose bunches of flowers from our Long Beach flower shop, you can also follow similar directions for flower arrangement care. Always choose those flowers that have firm petals and those with buds that are just about to open. Don’t take any with drooping leaves.

Other Things to Know

Every flower has their own life expectancy so some will last longer than others. Ask our flower shop team as they can provide recommendations on putting certain flowers together to keep a uniform look to the flowers over time.fallbeach2

If you have any flowers that you are using that have woody stems or branches, you will need to use pruning shears to cut the stems.

Tips from our Floral Team

Our floral team can offer you additional advice when you order in-store whether it is a custom flower arrangement or multiple arrangements for a party or event. They have been working for flowers for years and know what works the best to bring out their beauty for as long as possible.uniqueroseafm3

Of course, it helps that we work with premier flower farms and growers that offer the best quality, freshest flowers possible so that the care you do will have a greater impact. Because we always hand arrange and hand deliver our flower arrangements, you can be assured that they will arrive in the best shape possible to help them last longer.


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