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FLOWER CARE

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At RF Gardens, we know that choosing a beautiful bouquet is just the beginning of your flower journey. After bringing your blooms home, it's important to care for them properly to keep them alive and thriving for as long as possible. While our flowers are of the highest quality and have been shown to last, there are a few steps you can take to extend their lifespan. From general flower care tips to specific care instructions for popular blooms, our flower care guide covers everything you need to know.

 

When you bring home new flowers, the first thing to do is trim the stems. This is especially important if you bought a wrapped bouquet of blooms, as the flowers will be thirsty and in need of water. To ensure optimal water absorption, cut the stems at a 45-degree angle. This will help open up the line for water intake and prevent the stem from sitting flush against the vase. By making a new cut at an angle, you'll also increase the surface area available for soaking up water.

After trimming the stems, it's important to remove leaves and foliage that will sit below the waterline in your vase. Foliage that becomes submerged in water can promote the growth of bacteria, which can prematurely wilt or kill your blooms. If your water becomes cloudy or smells, you may have bacteria buildup. Don't worry - simply remove the flowers, wash the stems, clean the vase, and refill it with clean water.

 

When it comes to filling your vase, lukewarm water is best for fresh blooms. The water should feel cool as droplets, but warm to the touch. This is because water molecules move slower in cold water and faster in warm water. Once your flowers have had a chance to rehydrate, you can replace the warm vase water with cooler water if your flower type requires it. Changing the vase water regularly - as often as you remember, or every few days depending on your specific blooms - will enhance the life, quality, and longevity of your flowers.

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After trimming the stems, it's important to remove leaves and foliage that will sit below the waterline in your vase. Foliage that becomes submerged in water can promote the growth of bacteria, which can prematurely wilt or kill your blooms. If your water becomes cloudy or smells, you may have bacteria buildup. Don't worry - simply remove the flowers, wash the stems, clean the vase, and refill it with clean water.

 

When it comes to filling your vase, lukewarm water is best for fresh blooms. The water should feel cool as droplets, but warm to the touch. This is because water molecules move slower in cold water and faster in warm water. Once your flowers have had a chance to rehydrate, you can replace the warm vase water with cooler water if your flower type requires it. Changing the vase water regularly - as often as you remember, or every few days depending on your specific blooms - will enhance the life, quality, and longevity of your flowers.

At RF Gardens, we are passionate about helping you care for your flowers. We hope our flower care guide has been helpful in keeping your blooms fresh and beautiful for as long as possible

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