www.moffatts.co.nz – a wonderful shop to visit on Candy’s Road to discuss your wedding needs. Nothing like rose petals to sprinkle up the path for the bride to walk up.
Moffatt’s send me beautiful roses every week so that I can share them with the many wedding couples who come to visit with me. My home office is enhanced with the fresh roses.
So how do you care for your flowers?
Recut 2 cm off all stems.
1. Remove any stem foliage that will sit below the water, to avoid bacterial growth.
2. Always use a clean vase.
3. Place in fresh water using a flower preservative.
4. Change water and recut stems every 2-3 days adding more preservative or a splash of bleach.
Flowers are best placed in a cool spot out of direct sunlight and away from drafts.
A few other interesting points....
Leave Daffodils for a day to “slime-out” (get rid of the slime from their stems) before you mix them with other flowers.
Check the water level daily because some flowers are very thirsty.
Do not put the vase next to the fruit bowl, it will reduce the life of your flowers.
Leave freshly bought flowers wrapped and let them drink up clean water for a few hours before removing the wrapping.
Buy flowers when buds are beginning to show some colour.
Never break or flatten the stems; this also applies to woody stems.
Should rose’s droop, recut stems and place bottoms in a container with about 4cm of very hot water and leave for 2-3 minutes and transfer into a vase of luke warm water.
Remember hand tied bouquets – you do not need remove the tying ribbon, as o further arranging is necessary.
If you get flowers in arranged oasis – add water every day.