Flower Care Instructions

  • CARE TIPS FOR ROSES

    Have you ever taken the kind of car trip where you arrive just sweaty, exhausted, and needing a shower? You know the type - you're stuffed into the same position for hours, the air conditioner barely seems to work and the interior reeks of corn chips?

    Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but seriously...your roses just underwent a long journey and probably aren't feeling that great right now. They certainly are in no mood to be looked at and fussed over.

    So, here's a quick primer on how to show them some love and get them tip-top again.

    First things first: Just like you want a change of clothing and a soothing bath at the end of a journey, so do your roses. So, you'll begin by gently removing any of the outer guard petals. You'll recognize them because they're not so great looking. We keep them on to protect the soft interior petals from any shipping damages. They're totally safe to remove.

    Next, untie any packaging string holding the stems together, along with any leaves that would be under water when placed in a vase.

    Now the roses are beginning to relax. Go ahead and place the blunt stem ends under running water and snip the bottom 3cm off at a 45-degree angle.

    Now just like you, your roses are hungry at the end of a long trip. Rather than another bag of stale chips, lets have something healthy for a change.

    For a rose, that is a nice nutritious sachet of rose food that we thoughtfully included in the shipment. Fill a vase with room temp water (filtered if you can) and empty the sachet into it. Ease the roses into it much like you would ease into a nice hot bath.

    Let them sit and relax a bit as you gently arrange them in the vase.

    Now that the roses are fed and clean, they are ready for a public appearance. Settle them somewhere they'll feel welcome, yet away from bright light and cold drafts.

    Remember to be a good host and not let their food and drink run out. Keep the water fresh and the food abundant by changing it out every few days. Don't worry - your roses won't get fat, but they CAN be overfed, so be sure to follow instructions and not add too much plant food. That's why we recommend just changing out the entire volume of water and food every few days rather than simply adding more.

    It also helps to talk to your roses, tell them how beautiful they are. They have also been known to enjoy classical music. If they're looking a bit fatigued, they can be livened right up again by placing the entire flower in a sink of cold water for about an hour.

    Following the above instructions will result in happy roses that stay fresh a long time.

  • CARE TIPS FOR TULIPS

    Have you ever taken the kind of car trip where you arrive just sweaty, exhausted, and needing a shower? You know the type - you're stuffed into the same position for hours, the air conditioner barely seems to work and the interior reeks of corn chips?

    Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but seriously...your tulips just underwent a long journey and probably aren't feeling that great right now. They certainly are in no mood to be looked at and fussed over.

    So, here's a quick primer on how to show them some love and get them tip-top again.

    Tulips aren't your run-of-the-mill houseguests. They're more like celebrities - always looking for the limelight. As they always look for the sun, the stems can bend easily. Keep the tulips in the wrap for half a day while they sip the flower food.

    Just like you want a change of clothing and a soothing bath at the end of a journey, so do your tulips. Untie any packaging string holding the stems together, along with any leaves that would be under water when placed in a vase. Now the tulips are beginning to relax. Go ahead and place the blunt stem ends under running water and snip the bottom 3cm off at a 45-degree angle.

    Now just like you, your tulips are hungry at the end of a long trip. Rather than another bag of stale chips, let's have something healthy for a change.

    For a tulip, that is a nice nutritious sachet of flower food that we thoughtfully included in the shipment. Fill a vase with room temp water (filtered if you can) and empty the sachet into it. Ease the tulips into it much like you would ease into a nice hot bath.

    Let them sit and relax a bit as you gently arrange them in the vase.

    Now that the tulips are fed and clean, they are ready for a public appearance. Settle them somewhere they'll feel welcome, yet away from bright light and cold drafts.

    Remember to be a good host and not let their food and drink run out. Keep the water fresh and the food abundant by changing it out every few days. Don't worry - your tulips won't get fat, but they CAN be overfed, so be sure to follow instructions and not add too much plant food. That's why we recommend just changing out the entire volume of water and food every few days rather than simply adding more.

    It also helps to talk to your tulips, tell them how beautiful they are. They have also been known to enjoy classical music. If they're looking a bit fatigued, they can be livened right up again by placing the entire flower in a sink of cold water for about an hour.

    Following the above instructions will result in happy tulips that stay fresh a long time.

  • CARE TIPS FOR LILIES

    Have you ever taken the kind of car trip where you arrive just sweaty, exhausted, and needing a shower? You know the type - you're stuffed into the same position for hours; the air conditioner barely seems to work and the interior reeks of corn chips?

    Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but seriously...your lilies just underwent a long journey and probably aren't feeling that great right now. They certainly are in no mood to be looked at and fussed over.

    So, here's a quick primer on how to show them some love and get them tip-top again.

    Despite their air of sophistication, lilies are prone to being messy guests. If you want to avoid this messy business, simply remove their stamens by tugging gently at their base. Just like you want a change of clothing and a soothing bath at the end of a journey, so do your lilies. Untie any packaging string holding the stems together, along with any leaves that would be under water when placed in a vase. Now the lilies are beginning to relax. Go ahead and place the blunt stem ends under running water and snip the bottom 3cm off at a 45-degree angle.

    Now just like you, your lilies are hungry at the end of a long trip. Rather than another bag of stale chips, let's have something healthy for a change.

    For a lily, that is a nice nutritious sachet of flower food that we thoughtfully included in the shipment. Fill a vase with room temp water (filtered if you can) and empty the sachet into it. Ease the lilies into it much like you would ease into a nice hot bath.

    Let them sit and relax a bit as you gently arrange them in the vase.

    Now that the lilies are fed and clean, they are ready for a public appearance. Settle them somewhere they'll feel welcome, yet away from bright light and cold drafts.

    Remember to be a good host and not let their food and drink run out. Keep the water fresh and the food abundant by changing it out every few days. Don't worry - your lilies won't get fat, but they CAN be overfed, so be sure to follow instructions and not add too much plant food. That's why we recommend just changing out the entire volume of water and food every few days rather than simply adding more.

    It also helps to talk to your lilies, tell them how beautiful they are. They have also been known to enjoy classical music. If they're looking a bit fatigued, they can be livened right up again by placing the entire flower in a sink of cold water for about an hour.

    Following the above instructions will result in happy lilies that stay fresh a long time.

  • CARE TIPS FOR ORCHIDS

    Have you ever taken the kind of car trip where you arrive just sweaty, exhausted, and needing a shower? You know the type - you're stuffed into the same position for hours; the air conditioner barely seems to work and the interior reeks of corn chips?

    Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but seriously...your orchids just underwent a long journey and probably aren't feeling that great right now. They certainly are in no mood to be looked at and fussed over.

    So, here's a quick primer on how to show them some love and get them tip-top again.

    You might want to panic right away if your orchid flower die, but there is no need for drama. Simply snip off the stalk at the plant stem. If the whole stem looks brown, you can cut it down to 15 cm and as magic, new stem along with flowers will start to grow slowly.

    Orchids are more of a long-term guest. They can last up to a month if you give them enough love and care and may even reward you with new blooms four to six months after you thought they are just gone.

    Even though they have reputation of tricky flowers, it can't be further from the truth. All they need is drink now and then. Be careful with being too generous with the water, especially if you are using plastic or metal container.

    For best blooms and happy orchids, water them only in the mornings. Once is week is perfectly fine in colder climates and twice a week in warmer climate. Do not get the leaves wet and wipe off any excess water with some paper tissue.

    It also helps to talk to your orchids, tell them how beautiful they are. They have also been known to enjoy classical music. Following the above instructions will result in happy orchids that stay fresh a long time.

  • CARE TIPS FOR HAND-TIED BOUQUETS

    Have you ever taken the kind of car trip where you arrive just sweaty, exhausted, and needing a shower? You know the type - you're stuffed into the same position for hours, the air conditioner barely seems to work and the interior reeks of corn chips?

    Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but seriously...your hand-tied bouquet just underwent a long journey and probably aren't feeling that great right now. They certainly are in no mood to be looked at and fussed over.

    So, here's a quick primer on how to show them some love and get them tip-top again.

    First things first: Just like you want a change of clothing and a soothing bath at the end of a journey, so do your flowers. So, you'll begin by gently removing any of the outer guard petals. You'll recognize them because they're not so great looking. We keep them on to protect the soft interior petals from any shipping damages. They're totally safe to remove. Remove the protective aqua packaging over sink.

    Next, untie any packaging string holding the stems together, along with any leaves that would be under water when placed in a vase.

    Now the flowers are beginning to relax. Go ahead and place the blunt stem ends under running water and snip the bottom 3cm off at a 45-degree angle.

    Now just like you, your flowers are hungry at the end of a long trip. Rather than another bag of stale chips, lets have something healthy for a change.

    For a flower, that is a nice nutritious sachet of rose food that we thoughtfully included in the shipment. Fill a vase with room temp water (filtered if you can) and empty the sachet into it. Ease the hand-tied bouquet into it much like you would ease into a nice hot bath.

    Let them sit and relax a bit as you gently arrange them in the vase.

    Now that the flowers are fed and clean, they are ready for a public appearance. Settle them somewhere they'll feel welcome, yet away from bright light and cold drafts. Keep the bouquet away from fruit, radiators, bright light and drafts.

    Remember to be a good host and not let their food and drink run out. Keep the water fresh and the food abundant by changing it out every few days. Don't worry - your flowers won't get fat, but they CAN be overfed, so be sure to follow instructions and not add too much plant food. That's why we recommend just changing out the entire volume of water and food every few days rather than simply adding more.

    It also helps to talk to your flowers, tell them how beautiful they are. They have also been known to enjoy classical music. Following the above instructions will result in happy flowers that stay fresh a long time.

  • CARE TIPS FOR GIFT-WRAPPED BOUQUETS

    Have you ever taken the kind of car trip where you arrive just sweaty, exhausted, and needing a shower? You know the type - you're stuffed into the same position for hours, the air conditioner barely seems to work and the interior reeks of corn chips?

    Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but seriously...your gift-wrapped bouquet just underwent a long journey and probably aren't feeling that great right now. They certainly are in no mood to be looked at and fussed over.

    So, here's a quick primer on how to show them some love and get them tip-top again.

    First things first: Just like you want a change of clothing and a soothing bath at the end of a journey, so do your flowers. So, you'll begin by gently removing the outer packaging and untie any packaging string holding the stems together, along with any leaves that would be under water when placed in a vase.

    Now the flowers are beginning to relax. Go ahead and place the blunt stem ends under running water and snip the bottom 3cm off at a 45-degree angle.

    Now just like you, your flowers are hungry at the end of a long trip. Rather than another bag of stale chips, lets have something healthy for a change.

    For a flower, that is a nice nutritious sachet of rose food that we thoughtfully included in the shipment. Fill a vase with room temp water (filtered if you can) and empty the sachet into it. Ease the gift-wrapped bouquet into it much like you would ease into a nice hot bath.

    Let them sit and relax a bit as you gently arrange them in the vase.

    Now that the flowers are fed and clean, they are ready for a public appearance. Settle them somewhere they'll feel welcome, yet away from bright light and cold drafts. Keep the bouquet away from fruit, radiators, bright light and drafts.

    Remember to be a good host and not let their food and drink run out. Keep the water fresh and the food abundant by changing it out every few days. Don't worry - your flowers won't get fat, but they CAN be overfed, so be sure to follow instructions and not add too much plant food. That's why we recommend just changing out the entire volume of water and food every few days rather than simply adding more.

    It also helps to talk to your flowers, tell them how beautiful they are. They have also been known to enjoy classical music.

    Following the above instructions will result in happy flowers that stay fresh a long time.

  • CARE TIPS FOR ITEMS IN OASIS

    Have you ever taken the kind of car trip where you arrive just sweaty, exhausted, and needing a shower? You know the type - you're stuffed into the same position for hours, the air conditioner barely seems to work and the interior reeks of corn chips?

    Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but seriously...your arrangement just underwent a long journey and probably isn't feeling that great right now. It is certainly in no mood to be looked at and fussed over.

    So, here's a quick primer on how to show it some love and get it tip-top again.

    Now just like you, the arrangement is hungry at the end of a long trip. Rather than another bag of stale chips, lets have something healthy for a change. For flowers, that means fresh room temperature water. Poor some in the centre and the back of the arrangement, adding a little more once the water has been absorbed by the foam. Continue until the foam can't take any more water.

    Now that the flowers are fed, they are ready for a public appearance. Settle them somewhere they'll feel welcome, yet away from bright light and cold drafts. Keep the arrangement away from fruit, radiators, bright light and drafts.

    Remember to be a good host and not let their drinks run out. It also helps to talk to your flowers, tell them how beautiful they are. They have also been known to enjoy classical music.

    Following the above instructions will result in happy flowers that stay fresh a long time.