There are few things as delightful as receiving a fresh and vibrant bouquet of flowers, meticulously crafted using the finest blooms from our partners in the Netherlands. At Welch, we take pride in our dedication to customer satisfaction, going above and beyond delivering exquisite bouquets by guiding our clients through the process of maintaining and extending the life of their floral arrangement.
In this blog post, we will share expert tips on how to properly care for your newly-delivered bouquet, ensuring that you enjoy its radiant beauty for as long as possible. From watering and feeding to ideal lighting, temperature, and handling, you can trust us to provide invaluable advice and support every step of the way.
As passionate florists, we understand that the real value of our service extends beyond the initial presentation of the bouquet. Facilitating a comprehensive and satisfying experience for our customers involves not only crafting stunning arrangements but also providing guidance and expertise in floral care and maintenance.
So, let us walk through the art of floral care together, ensuring that your bouquet from Welch remains a source of joy, beauty, and satisfaction for days to come.
Watering and Feeding Your Bouquet
To extend the life of your bouquet and retain its vibrant beauty, proper hydration and nourishment are essential. Here are some expert tips to ensure your flowers receive the care they deserve:
Cutting the Stems
To promote optimal water uptake, carefully cut the stems of your flowers at an angle using a sharp, clean pair of scissors. This angled cut prevents the stems from resting flat against the vase, ensuring they are not deprived of water. Repeat this process every few days, as the stem ends may become sealed, limiting water absorption.
Providing Fresh Water
Ensure that your flowers are placed in a clean vase filled with room temperature water. Change the water daily, as bacteria can build up and damage the stems. If possible, add a packet of floral preservative, usually supplied with most bouquets, to the water to prolong the life of your blooms.
Don’t Drown Your Leaves
Make sure to remove any leaves that fall below the waterline, as submerged leaves can rot, causing bacteria growth and shortening the life of your bouquet.
Ideal Lighting and Temperature for Your Flowers
Creating the perfect environment for your flowers to thrive contributes significantly to the longevity of your bouquet. Here’s how to strike the right balance of light and temperature for your blooms:
Balancing Heat and Light
While flowers need sunlight to grow, an overload of heat or direct sunlight can be detrimental to a cut bouquet. Place your flowers in a spot with indirect sunlight, and keep them away from radiators, heat vents, and hot appliances, as these may cause the petals to wilt and dehydrate.
The Cool Factor
Flowers tend to last longer in cooler environments. During the night, consider placing your bouquet in a cooler area or even a cold room or refrigerator if the room temperature is unusually warm. However, remember to avoid leaving your flowers in a draughty area, as this can cause them to dry out.
Handling and Grooming Your Beautiful Arrangement
Regular maintenance and touch-ups assist in keeping your bouquet looking fresh and vibrant for longer. Here’s how to effectively handle and groom your lovely arrangement:
Remember that flowers are delicate, and their petals, stems, or blooms can be damaged or break easily when handled too roughly. When caring for and relocating your bouquet, treat it with the utmost delicacy and care to avoid damage.
As your bouquet ages, some petals may become damaged, or blooms may wither. Gently remove wilted petals, leaves, or flowers, ensuring the remaining arrangement maintains its fresh appearance.
Other Tips and Tricks for Prolonged Floral Enjoyment
To further enhance the longevity of your bouquet, consider the following pieces of advice:
The Apple of Your Eye
Keep your bouquet away from fruit such as apples, as they release ethylene gas, which can cause flowers to age faster.
Perking up Dull Blooms
If you notice certain flowers in your bouquet beginning to wilt, you can try submerging their heads in lukewarm water for a short period, allowing them to rehydrate before rejoining the arrangement.
Give your bouquet some breathing room by ensuring the vase isn’t overcrowded with blooms. A slightly less packed arrangement will ensure adequate airflow, reducing the likelihood of mould or mildew developing.
Embracing the Art of Floral Care for Lasting Beauty and Satisfaction
Proper care and maintenance are crucial in ensuring your bouquet maintains its radiant beauty for as long as possible. By following our expert advice on watering, feeding, lighting, temperature, and handling, you can extend the life of your stunning arrangement, maximising your enjoyment and satisfaction.
At Welch, our dedication to our customers’ experiences guides our approach to providing quality products and valuable support in every aspect of floral care. With our knowledge, expertise, and passion for flowers, we are committed to helping you make the most of your floral investment, enveloping your home with lasting beauty and pleasure.