Caring for your FRESH flowers:
1) Place your bouquet in a clean vase; take your flowers out of their packaging and place them in a vase filled with clean water as the stems need to be hydrated.
2) Feed your flowers; Tamzyn Angela have provided flower food with your bouquet, which basically contains all the extra nutrients and minerals that flowers need to stay healthy. Just place it into the vase of water straight from the sachet. Flower food can increase the lifespan of your flowers by up to 60% If you run out of flower food, you can add a little sterilising fluid into the water, this will slow the growth of bacteria and algae.
3) Water your flowers; fill ⅔ of the vase with cold tap water and remember to change the water every day as any bacteria or dirt present can reduce the lifespan of your flowers.
4) Cut stems, lengthen life; Cut each stem at a 45 degree angle and repeat daily. Flower stems will decay, cutting off the bottom of your flowers keeps them hydrated, increases their surface area in which water is absorbed and lengthens their lifespan.
5) Remove the lower leaves; Remove all the lower leaves, especially if they’re in the water, as leaves decay much quicker underwater than they do above. Decaying leaves will emit bacteria that could destroy your flowers.
6) Remove wilting flowers; Flowers bloom and wilt at different times so when you see a flower has wilted, remove it quickly, this will avoid spreading bacteria to the other flowers. When you remove a wilting flower, you give the other flowers a chance to live longer.
7) Keep your flowers away from direct sunlight; Heat will cause flowers to decay so it’s best to keep them in a cool environment, like an air-conditioned room. Also, fruits and flowers may sound like they go together but fruits actually emit a type of gas when they’re ripening, which may cause your flowers to spoil. So keep flowers away from fruits.
That’s all you need to know about keeping flowers fresh and alive. Flowers are very much “in the moment” creations, so enjoy their beauty while it lasts and remember them for a lifetime.
Caring for your HATBOX and TRBUTE arrangements:
1. Place in a cool area; Place your hat box flowers in a cool room or shaded area. Avoid direct air-conditioning, direct sunlight, extreme heat, dust and ripening fruit. All of these conditions may make your hat box flowers wilt faster.
2. Add water daily; Add roughly 100 ml of water once daily by pouring it down the middle of your hat box into the base of the flowers. Don't worry about getting your box wet. As long as you do it gently, the water will seep into the sponge that is placed at the bottom of every hat box.
3. Remove wilting petals; When a flower begins to wilt, remove the petals or the whole flower from the hat box. Flowers bloom and wilt at different times. Removing wilted flowers will help to avoid the spread of bacteria to the other flowers.
4. Mist flowers daily; Spray or spritz your flowers with clean tap water once a day to give it additional hydration. Flowers can absorb water from places other than the base of its stems. To do this right, use a bottle with a fine mist setting and spray from 6 inches to 1 foot away from the flowers to ensure an even coverage.
Allergy and Product Information
Natural toxins in some flowers and plants make them harmful if eaten by humans or animals. Do not place flowers directly on to a polished surface as they may scratch or stain - use a protective mat. Certain products may scratch or stain. Wash hands after handling flowers and plants. The following provides more specific information:
FLOWER & PLANT FURTHER INFORMATION
Alstroemeria may cause a skin allergy
Chrysanthemum may cause a skin allergy
Hedera may cause skin allergy
Hyacinth may cause skin allergy / irritant
Lily pollen may stain
Lilies can be poisonous to cats and other pets
Red Oak Leaf contains a dyed product
Roses may have sharp thorns
Snowed Pine Cones contains dyed/glittered product.*This is not a toy and may be a choking hazard and must be kept out of reach of babies and small children. *These are a non-floral decoration.
Floral Picks (Natural Pine Cone Picks, Pine Cone Picks & Snow Cone Picks) contains dyed/glittered product. *This is not a toy and may be a choking hazard and must be kept out of reach of babies and small children.*These are a non-floral decoration.
Poinsettia plant the sap may cause a skin allergy Caution – skin and eye irritant
Poinsettia and Amaryllis plants these plants are harmful if eaten
Anthurium plant and Hyacinth plants these plants are harmful if eaten Caution – skin and eye irritant.
Spathiphyllum this plant is harmful if eaten Caution – skin and eye irritant Dyed or sprayed products Certain products may be dyed or sprayed which may stain.
Caring for your ARTIFICIAL flowers and arrangements:
Looking after your silk flowers is easy – which is one of the many reasons why people love them so much. At the same time, flowers have often been compared to 3-dimensional still-life paintings, so, as with any work of art, a few moments of ‘hands-on’ care is really worthwhile.
Beautifully realistic flowers capture all the delicate fragility of the real thing. But, thanks to the exacting way they’re designed and the care and attention that goes into their hand-crafting, they are surprisingly robust and resilient. So if you fancy rearranging a display to be viewed from above or at eye level, feel free to bend the stems to a different angle – they’re more than tough enough to take it.
Like everything else in your home, silk flowers benefit from a little sprucing up from time to time. A light feather-dusting once a week is a good idea and about as often as you launder your net curtains, give your flowers a refreshing rinse with a mist spray.
Artificial Product Information
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