Bouquet Flower Care
We monkeys want you to get the most enjoyment out of your flowers.
We wished they lasted forever; however a little extra care can make all the difference.
We choose the longest lasting flowers. Many of your blooms will be closed when we deliver them to you. You can enjoy them opening over the next days.
All our bouquets come with a small water source.
Place your bouquet upright in a cool place until you can transfer it into a vase.
It is best to transfer your fresh bouquet into a vase within 1 hour of delivery.
Choosing the Right Vase
Carefully unwrap your bouquet as soon as possible.
Do not remove the string from your bouquet as this is holding the flowers together in its arranged shape.
Select a vase that is the right size for your flowers. We suggest the height of the vase 40 to 60% of the height of your bouquet. If the vase is too low your blooms will not be supported and will droop.
Always make sure your vase is clean. Bacteria is the worst enemy of fresh flowers.
All our bouquets are de-foliated (leaves removed), below the level of the bunch tie. Just in case please ensure no leaves or greenery is sitting below the water in the vase as they will cause bacteria to form and shorten the life of your flowers.
Fill your vase with fresh room temperature water and add a small drop of bleach. (We find bleach works much better than flower preservative) Fill the vase to just below the tie, as flowers generally don't need a vase full of water. Sometimes too much water can actually make the stems go "mushy"
Displaying Your Flowers
Choosing the right spot for your beautiful blooms makes a big difference.
Never put your flowers in direct sunlight. You will find that the water in the vase will heat up and the flowers will be forced to draw up hot water through their stems.
Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out the flowers and cause wilting
Do not keep flowers on top of televisions or microwaves as they radiate heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate.
Some fruits can also release tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can prematurely age flowers, so it is best to keep flowers a distance away
Do not place your flowers in the path of cigarette smoke.
Avoid placing flower arrangements in windowsills and other areas with full sun where flowers can wilt due to overheating.
Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions but not directly under an air-condition unit or fan, heating or cooling vents.
Check Your Flowers daily
As some flowers will last longer than others, carefully remove spent blooms, especially if other flowers in your display are still alive.
Every second day:
Remove the flowers from the container or vase and re-cut the stems. Remove 1-2cm from the bottom of the stem on a slight angle ( this helps the flowers asorb the water). Use sharp scissors or a knife to ensure you don't crush the stems.
Clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria that could cause the fresh flowers to deteriorate even quicker. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Refill the clean vase room temperature water adding a few drops of bleach.