caring for your florals
Your florals have already been designed and arranged either in a vase, or as a hand-tied bouquet, for you by one of our designers.
That’s half the battle! Get the most out of your blooms by properly caring for them.
01. Prep Your Vase
For hand-tied bouquets, select a vase that is the height of the bouquet stems. You may need to trim the stems for shorter vases. Choose a vase where the stems to sit sturdily in the vase, but not tight.We recommend three (3) stems per 1" D of a vase opening. Clean your vase with soap & water, then fill with clean, cool water. Make sure the water level is high enough so that each cut-end of the stem is submerged.
02. Clean Greenery from Stems
For hand-tied bouquets, unwrap the bouquet, and clean off any excess leaves from the lower part of the stem that will be submerged under water. Leaves that come intact with water cause bacteria build-up, and will make your florals perish much quicker.
If your stems arrived in a water pouch, immediately transfer into the vase. If your stems have sat out of water, snip 1" from the bottom of the stems before submerging in water.
03. Flower Maintenance
Flush the water in your vase daily. Find a small opening between the blooms (but not on top of the blooms themselves), aiming the faucet in that area and slowly running cool water into the vase for 20-30 seconds. The old water will circulate out, and new water enters in. You may even add floral food, or 2-3 drops of regular bleach to the new water to help keep it bacteria-free. You'll want to make sure that the water level is high enough to submerge every single stem. We recommend filling the vase all the way up.
Much love to our local flower Growers
When available, we source our botanical goods from farms located within 99 miles of our shop in Maplewood, NJ. The flowers are transported to the shop via car or van, and arrive in the freshest state possible. We are incredibly proud to work with farmers and growers of all sizes who follow ethical growing practices. They are able to share with us the story of a particular variety or how they came to grow their favorite plants. We value being a part of this thriving, local ecosystem and economy, and actively support within our community however possible.