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People often hesitate to buy fresh flowers because they think they can't get them to last more than a couple of days. Some flowers are short-lived, but most commercially grown flowers will last at least a week if treated right. Commercially-grown flowers are specially treated after cutting, which means they will last longer than varieties cut from the garden.

Caring for Cut Flowers

Conditioning is the term florists use to mean getting the flowers ready for arranging. By following these few simple steps you can get extra life and pleasure from your flowers.

Whatever the event or occasion, you have a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Or, perhaps it is a single flower or corsage that you want as a keepsake for as long as possible. Make the memory last.

Here are some tips and instructions for helping them to last as long as possible.

  • Remove any leaves that will be under water in the vase.

  • With the end of the flower stem under water, cut about an inch off the stem with a sharp knife.  Cut at an angle. This will open the veins in the stem to allow more water to pass through.

  • Fill the vase about 3/4 to the top with fresh, room temperature to slightly warm water.

  • Add floral preservative to the water as indicated on the package. It comes with most floral arrangements intended for vases.

  • Arrange your flowers as you prefer. Then leave them in a cool, dark room for a couple of hours to allow them to settle into their new home.

  • Always display your floral arrangement in a cool area.

  • Keep them out of direct sunlight.

  • Keep the water fresh. Change the water daily.

  • In the evening when you go to bed, place the flowers in a refrigerator if possible. Otherwise, find the coolest place in your home, perhaps the garage. But, do not leave them in any area which could reach the low thirties of freezing temperatures.

Did you know? Flowers do not like Ethylene gas? Sources of Ethylene gas include ripening fruits and vegetables, cigarette smoke, and car exhaust.

Now you've learned all about caring for fresh cut follows why not head out to the nearest florist in Castro Valley an pick out some fresh flowers.

Castro Valley Florists:

Castro Valley Florist
Flowers, Party & Event Equipment & Supplies, Plant Nurseries, Silk, Wedding & Bridal Services
2728 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 582-7077
Dana's Party Planet
Flowers, Invitations & Announcements, Party & Event Equipment & Supplies, Party Supplies, Wedding & Bridal Services
20600 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 733-3121

Drive In Florist
Flowers, Party & Event Equipment & Supplies, Plant Nurseries, Silk, Wedding & Bridal Services
2728 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: (510) 582-7077

The Flower Kottage
Flowers, Silk
2626 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-0192
Gigi's Florist
Flowers, Silk
20864 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 582-4667


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