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Caring For Your Flowers

Add longevity to your blooms

Here at The Garden Path Flowers we want you to have the longest lasting flowers possible. We do our very best to care for your flowers in the garden, while picking, and while arranging to maintain the integrity of your flowers. Once they leave our hands there are a few things you can do to help your flowers last. Here are a few of our suggestions;

  • As soon as you get home re-cut the stems. This opens up the dry membrane to receive fresh water. If you can, travel with water (think a cup in your cupholder or a moist bag around the stems), and never leave your flowers in a hot car for extended periods of time.

  • Strip the stems of any greenery thats left on the stem that will be submerged in the vase water. This prevents rotting from occurring and helps keep your water cleaner longer.

  • Pour cool temperature water (don't fill your vase all the way to the top, just make sure all the bottoms of the stems are in water and that they will be submerged till the next time you change the water) into your clean vase and add a drop (1/4 teaspoon for a small vase, 1/2 teaspoon for a large vase) of bleach (YES BLEACH) into your water (flower food works too). This kills the bacteria and keeps your flowers fresh because their stems wont clog as quickly. Do this every time you change the water.

  • Change the water, re-cut the stems, and add bleach to your water every couple of days.

  • Avoid keeping your flowers in hot and/or humid rooms, and avoid direct sunlight. This shortens the lifespan of your flowers.​

These tips should help elongate the life of your flowers and work for all flowers. It doesn't matter if you purchased your flowers from us, from the grocery store, or from a large florist, we want your flowers to bring cheer to you for the longest amount of time possible, and if you take care of them, they should do so.

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