Frequently Asked Questions
Flower names can be confusing. Take a Lily for example, its common name is Lily, and its botanical name is Lilium, although it can sometime be called by its variety name (i.e. Stargazer) to describe the colour. It takes years … Continue reading
Some flowers, such as gerberas, bend or droop because their heads become too heavy for their stems to support. By carefully wiring them, they can stand up straight and you are able to enjoy them for longer!
Watch out for brown or dehydrated looking petals, floppy stems, and loose pollen. Always buy flowers from a reputable florist, and don’t be afraid to ask which days of the week flowers are brought in!
Unfortunately, yes. It’s important to be aware of other patients when choosing flowers to send to the hospital. Many people with allergies or asthma are irritated by heavily scented blooms, ie Freesia, Stock, or Lilies. Also, be sure the flowers … Continue reading
Different verities of flowers have different standards of vase life, but some can last for up to three weeks if they are properly looked after. By re-cutting stems and changing the vase water every day or two, you’ll get noticeable … Continue reading
Almost every plant needs a different watering schedule so it’s always a good idea to research your plants if you’re unsure. As a general rule, always water gently, allowing your plants to drink- not swim! If the leaves look floppy … Continue reading
Daffodils are poisonous to other flowers. A milky sap leaks from their stems that pollutes the vase water and causes other flowers to decompose.
Flowers love water so don’t be afraid to pour water directly over your arrangement. Topping up the water level everyday will flush out any old water and prevent the hassle of having to remove the flowers from the vase to … Continue reading
Leaves and foliage that remain underwater will rapidly decompose. This creates harmful bacteria that shortens the life of flowers and causes the water to smell really bad!
Yes! Tropical flowers are grown in humid environments and can absorb moisture through their petals. By misting them with water every day or two, you can temporarily re-create their natural environment, keeping them healthy and hydrated for longer.