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Flower Care Tips

How do I ensure a maximum lifespan for cut flowers?

  • Use a clean vase as bacteria can reduce flowers lifespan
  • Remove approximately 2cm off the base of stems, making a diagonal cut with a sharp knife or sharp scissors
  • Remove leaves that will be below the waterline.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, heat or draughts. A cool spot is best
  • Keep flowers away from fruit.
  • Considering placing flower food in the water
  • Change water every two to three days

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How do I care for boxed arrangements?

  • Protect your household items from leakage and stains by placing something under the arrangement.
  • Never let the oasis (green foam) dry out. Simply add water to keep damp

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How do I care for tropical flowers? (Blooms include: Heliconia, Orchids, Anthuriums)

  • Mist regularly with a fine spray. This will ensure your tropical flowers retain their appearance.

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How do I care for liliums?

  • To prevent pollen stains, remove stamens by gently pulling them up out of the flower with a tissue.
  • Ensure the pollen does not fall on fabric or clothing
  • Pollen stains can be brushed off or capture the pollen with sticky tape. If pollen gets into the fabric, treat as you would an-oil based stain.

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How do I care for tulips?

  • Tulips continue to grow after they are cut, growing toward a light source.
  • Turn your vase occasionally to ensure an even growth.
  • Never mix tulips and daffodils as daffodils emit sap which contaminates the water.
  • Add water regularly – tulips enjoy a drink

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Tips to make your flowers last

  1. When deciding on a location for the plant, consider its preferred light & heat levels. For example, plants that like high humidity (e.g.: maiden hair ferns) will flourish in a bathroom.
  2. Position plants away from strong heat or cold draughts.
  3. Provide good drainage.
  4. Feed plants regularly with the appropriate food.
  5. Give broad glossy leaves an occasional wipe with a damp cloth.
  6. Pruning plants can encourage new growth.
  7. Flowering plants kept slightly pot bound will produce more flowers
  8. Check your plants regularly for signs of stress, pests or disease & treat accordingly.
  9. Remove dead leaves and flowers as they appear.

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Do certain flowers have a special meaning?

  • There are traditional meanings that vary from culture to culture although the most important meaning is the thought behind the sending!
  • Here is a list of common meanings-ACACIA – Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love
    AMBROSIA – Your Love is Reciprocated
    AMARYLLIS – Pride, Pastoral Poetry
    ANEMONE – Forsaken
    ARBUTUS – Thee Only Do I Love
    ASTER – Symbol of Love, Daintiness
    AZALEA – Take Care of Yourself for Me, Temperance, Fragile Passion, Chinese Symbol of Womanhood
    BEGONIA – Beware
    CACTUS – Endurance
    CAMELLIA (PINK) – Longing for you
    CAMELLIA (RED) – You’re a Flame in My Heart
    CAMELLIA (WHITE) – You’re Adorable
    CARNATION (GENERAL) – Fascination, Woman Love
    CARNATION (PINK) – I’ll Never Forget You
    CARNATION (RED) – My Heart Aches For You, Admiration
    CARNATION (STRIPED) – No, Refusal, Sorry I Can’t Be With You, Wish I Could Be With You
    CARNATION (WHITE) – Sweet and Lovely, Innocence, Pure Love, Woman’s Good Luck Gift
    CARNATION (YELLOW) – You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection
    CHRYSANTHEMUM (GENERAL) – You’re a Wonderful Friend, Cheerfulness and Rest.
    CHRYSANTHEMUM (YELLOW) – Slighted Love
    CYCLAMEN – Resignation and Good-bye.
    DAFFODIL – Regard, Unrequited Love, You’re the Only One, The Sun is Always Shining when I’m with You
    DAISY – Innocence, Loyal Love, I’ll Never Tell, Purity
    DANDELION – Faithfulness, Happiness
    FERN – Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter
    FIR – Time
    GARDENIA – You’re Lovely, Secret Love
    GERANIUM – Stupidity, Folly
    GLADIOLI – Give Me a Break, I’m Really Sincere, Flower of the Gladiators
    HOLLY – Defense, Domestic Happiness
    HYACINTH (GENERAL) – Games and Sports, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo
    HYACINTH (BLUE) – Constancy
    HYACINTH (PURPLE) – I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Sorrow
    HYACINTH (WHITE) – Loveliness, I’ll Pray for You
    HYACINTH (YELLOW) – Jealousy
    HYDRANGEA – Thank You for Understanding, Frigidity, Heartlessness
    IRIS – Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor, My Compliments
    IVY – Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection
    JONQUIL – Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for Affection Returned
    LARKSPUR (PINK) – Fickleness
    LILY (WHITE) – Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It’s Heavenly to be with You
    LILY (YELLOW) – I’m Walking on Air, False and Gay
    LILY (CALLA) – Beauty
    LILY (DAY) – Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother
    LILY (EUCHARIS) – Maiden Charms
    LILY (TIGER) – Wealth, Pride
    MAGNOLIA – Nobility
    MARIGOLD – Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
    MISTLETOE – Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties, Sacred Plant of India
    MOSS – Maternal Love, Charity
    MYRTLE – Love, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage
    ORANGE BLOSSOM – Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness
    ORCHID – Love, Beauty, Refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for Many Children
    ORCHID (CATTLEYA) – Mature Charm
    PALM LEAVES – Victory and Success
    PEONY – Shame, Happy Life, Happy Marriage
    PETUNIA – Resentment, Anger, Your Presence Sooths Me
    PINE – Hope, Pity
    POPPY (GENERAL) – Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination
    POPPY (RED) – Pleasure
    POPPY (WHITE) – Consolation
    POPPY (YELLOW) – Wealth, Success
    PRIMROSE – I Can’t Live Without You
    PRIMROSE (EVENING) – Inconsistency
    ROSE (BRIDAL) – Happy Love
    ROSE (DARK CRIMSON) – Mourning
    ROSE (HIBISCUS) – Delicate Beauty
    ROSE (LEAF) – You May Hope
    ROSE (PINK) – Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me
    ROSE (RED) – Love, I Love You
    ROSE (TEA) – I’ll Remember Always
    ROSE (THORNLESS) – Love at First Sight
    ROSE (WHITE) – Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You’re Heavenly, Secrecy and Silence

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