Flower Care Tips

 

Whimsy Petals sources and carefully chooses the freshest and highest quality flowers and foliage from the markets. Before we create our arrangements for you, we also further condition and nurture them to help with longevity. So that your arrangement lasts as long as possible, here are a few tips.

DO:

  • ​Top up your vase with water as soon as you receive it in case any water spilled out during delivery.

  • Check the water level daily and top up as needed. Flowers drink a lot of water! It is not uncommon for a large arrangement to drink up all the water in a vase within the first day or two you have it at home. Keep the vase full to ensure the flowers do not dry out and wilt.

  • Change the water every 2-3 days. The stems are highly susceptible to bacteria build up and this is what causes that rotten musty smell along with leaves and petals that may have fallen into the water. To change out the water from your vase arrangement, carefully tilt the vase over a sink to let the water drain out without disturbing the design then refill by gently pouring water back in, or place the arrangement in the sink and gently run tap water into it to flush out the old and freshen with the new. Our glass vases are very handy for you to be able to see when the water is getting murky or low.

 

  • Remove any dead or decaying flowers or leaves as you see them. Different flowers and foliage will age at different rates so removing them when they reach the end of their vase life helps to prolong the life of the remaining stems..

  • Flowers react to their immediate indoor environment so try to keep them as cool as possible, away from direct sunlight, heaters and strong draughts.

DON'T:

  • ·Place your arrangement near appliances that general high or low temperatures (eg. stoves, air conditioners, computers, TV's)

  • ·Place your arrangement near fruit bowls as ripening fruit, including apples, avocadoes, bananas, mangoes, and tomatoes, emits ethylene gas which seriously shortens the lifespan of some flower types, making them more susceptible to wilting and withering before their time.. Interestingly, ethylene is also emitted by diseased, deteriorating, rotting or burning plant material, car exhausts and cigarette smoke.

If you have any questions at all about caring for your arrangement, please get in touch.

 

​We want your flowers to bring you much joy.