Care of Cut Flowers
We all want our gift of flowers to look as best as possible for as long as possible. When receiving flowers as a gift, it is recommended that you immediately cut 10 to 20mm off the stems at a 45-degree angle using a sharp knife.
To keep flowers fresh. Dissolve 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons white vinegar per quart (liter) of warm water. When you fill the vase, make sure the stems are covered by 70 to 100mm of the prepared water.
It is recommended to remove all lower leaves to ensure none are left submerged in the vase water.
Every 3 or 4 days or earlier if the flowers show dullness, cut the flower stems on an angle again with a sharp knife. Never use a dull cutter or scissors as it will damage the stem, enabling the flower to take up any water.
Add water to the vase containing the flower arrangement every day and it’s important to not place the flowers in direct Sunlight.
Glass vases are an ideal choice for showing flowers as the water level can be seen easily, and the glass can be kept clean with relative ease.
Never mix fresh flowers with older flower water, as fresh flowers will be poisoned by stale water and bacteria contained within it.
To clean leaves, use a soft washcloth with a small amount of warm water and mild soap to gently rub the tops and undersides of the leaves. This will remove any grime and keep any pests from making their home on them.
If wanting to shine leafs, using a proprietary leaf shine product is recommended. Apply using correct distance and spray very thinly in accordance with the recommended method of application advised by the manufacturer.
Some flowers will continue to grow and open up further in the vase. This needs to be considered when making an arrangement, as that can disturb the final design look of the arrangement. The opening of the flowers can see them caught in arrangement frames and cannot open sufficiently to reflect the full beauty of the featured flowers.
As mentioned above, always keep flowers away from not only direct sunlight but also ripening fruits, which emit ethylene gas, a substance that causes buds to remain closed, petals to have poor color, and flowers to have a shortened vase life.
Simple Care Tips Of Flowers In An Arrangement
- Do not overcrowd the flowers in the container.
- Always check the water level in the container or vase and replenish it frequently.
- Blooms that have wilted should be discarded.
Media Release : Flowers Gold Coast
The Australian Love of Giving Flowers Continues To Grow
Sarah’s Flowers confirmed in an interview with The City Weekly that the gifting of flowers for all occasions continues to be strong and is growing year on year.
Floral arranging and the gifting of flowers has been traced back to Egyptian times and now with the sending of flowers on Valentine’s and Mother’s Day by loved ones, through to them being gifted on birthdays and Christmas growing more popular by the year, the centuries old tradition is as strong and important today as it was in 2,500 BCE
Mr Anthony Rohde, Director of Sarah’s Flowers in the interview with The City Weekly said, “It is pleasing to confirm that the trend of giving flowers is showing continuing strong year on year growth and is seen as the favoured way now to show every emotion from appreciation to one’s love for someone. The ease with which we allow Australian residents to select and order delivered flowers with ease via our online portal has been a real hit and we are seeing a greater numbers or regular returning customers.”
Sarah’s Flowers create a variety of floral designs for wreaths, bouquets and specialty arrangements. Their business has a significant market share in the corporate and social event world, as flowers are playing a larger part in the decor of special events and gatherings than even just a few years ago. Centerpieces, entryways, reception tables, and stage sets are just a few examples of how flowers are being used in these corporate and social settings.
The City Weekly has observed that the growing demand being seen here in Australia is in line with flowers being so popular now in the United States as gifts and staging of corporate events that they are being imported from overseas to meet demand.
To learn more about Sarah’s Flowers and their range of services, visit the website here: https://www.sarahsflowers.com.au/florist-gold-coast
About Sarah’s Flowers
Sarah’s Flowers is Australia’s premier online florist that are known for their stunning choice of floral gifts; fabulous bouquets, elegant boxed displays, and charming leaf wrapped arrangements, all of which are created from the very finest quality frequently sourced blooms.
All floral arrangements are suitable for a wide range of special occasions from a beautiful bouquet for a birthday to a congratulatory gift to new parents on the birth of their child. Whatever the event might be, there is an exciting array of stylish flower choices as well as gifts to accompany them too. A bottle of Australian wine and a selection of delicious chocolates make perfect accompaniments to a birthday bouquet, while who could deny the complementary nature of a plush teddy bear and a bottle of French champagne sent with a charming arrangement of new baby flowers.
Not only can flowers be arranged for same day delivery across Australia by ordering before 2pm during the week or by 10am on Saturdays, but delivery can be arranged for up to twelve months in advance,
Mr Anthony Rohde
Company: Sarah’s Flowers
Phone: (07) 5631 8124
Address: Level 4, 303 Coronation Drive Milton QLD Australia 4064
Niche: Flowers Gold Coast, Florist Gold Coast