B-Fresh has taken the utmost care to ensure the flowers we grow are as fresh and beautiful as possible.
To achieve maximum enjoyment and longevity of flowers, a little “TLC” and care and handling is recommended:
- Start with a clean vase & good quality water!
One of the largest deterrents to fresh cut flower life is bacterial. Always use warm (100 – 110 degree) clean water as most flowers take in warm water more efficiently than cold.
- Use the Flower Food provided.
While a flower is attached to the plant, it receives nourishment allowing it to grow and develop. When cut from the plant, it loses its source of nourishment and water. Fresh Flower Food has been developed to simulate the flower’s original environment, and allow the flower to fully develop (open).
- Cut Stems & Remove Foliage
Re-cut the stems at an angle removing at least on inch of the stem. Always use a sharp knife or clippers rather than scissors as this will avoid crushing the stem and therefore the vascular system.
Leaves that will be below the water line in the container must be removed. Leaves sitting in water will deteriorate and rot. Decaying leaves make a good medium for bacteria and fungi, which will plug the vascular system preventing hydration and eventually causing death. DO NOT remove all leaves along the stem length, the flowers require the leaves as part of their hydration process. Always be “gentle” during the removal of leaves, gashes or breaks in the stem surface are “open wounds” where bacteria may enter.
- Last but not least
Check the water level daily and replenish as needed. If the water becomes cloudy, it should be completely exchanged for fresh. As the water level gets low, you must re-fill vases with fresh solution made with correct proportions of Fresh Flower Food and water.
Now, enjoy your flowers!