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Following these simple tips will help you enjoy your beautiful blooms longer:

  • Buy California grown flowers. When you buy California grown flowers, they were probably in the field 24-48 hours ago. This helps ensure maximum freshness and longer enjoyment.
  • Remove leaves. Discard leaves that will be submerged in water. This will decrease bacteria buildup and lead to a longer-lasting bouquet.
  • Fill vase with cold water. Cold water slows down blossoming. You can even add ice cubes to your vase water for extra coolness.
  • Cut your fresh flower stems to desired length. It’s best to cut them at a 45 degree angle to allow more water to be soaked up.
  • Use flower food and change vase water often. Flower food is a must in keeping your flowers fresh, as is changing the vase water every 2-4 days.
  • Design your arrangement. Large and dark flowers should be close to the base of the design, and small and light-colored flowers look best on the outer edge.