Preventative Measures When Caring for Fresh Flowers

Preventative Measures When Caring for Fresh Flowers

You just received beautiful flowers from Now & Forever Flower Boutique, now what?

Fresh flowers brighten up any space and bring a touch of nature indoors. To ensure that your flowers stay vibrant and last longer, it is essential to take proper care of them. Here are some preventative measures to help you care for your fresh flowers effectively.

1. Watering

Proper watering is crucial for the longevity of fresh flowers. Make sure to change the water in the vase every 2-3 days to prevent bacterial growth. Trim the stems at an angle before placing them in fresh water to allow for better water absorption. Always keep flower stems submerged in fresh water at all times.

2. Sunlight

Place your flowers in a location that receives indirect sunlight to prevent them from wilting quickly. Avoid placing them near heat sources or in direct sunlight as this can cause the flowers to dry out.

3. Temperature

Maintain a moderate room temperature to keep your fresh flowers looking their best. Extreme temperatures can cause the flowers to wilt prematurely. Avoid placing them near vents or drafty areas, such as window sills. Flowers last longer under cool conditions; however, we do not recommend placing them in a refrigerator as they are sometimes too cold or can expose the flowers to too much ethylene gas.

4. Pruning

Remove any wilted or dead leaves and petals from the flower arrangement regularly. Pruning helps maintain the overall health and appearance of the flowers and prevents the spread of diseases.

5. Cleanliness

Keep the vase and surrounding area clean to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Wash the vase with soap and water after each use and remove any debris or fallen leaves from the water. Avoid touching the blooms, as this can cause bruising. This includes carrying them away from your body or a car seat during transport. Imaging an invisible bubble of protection around your blooms!


By following these preventative measures, you can ensure that your fresh flowers stay beautiful and vibrant for longer. Proper care and attention will not only enhance the longevity of your flowers but also add a touch of elegance to your living space.

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