Gorgeous, vibrant, and often imbued with captivating scents, flowers make our lives richer. With a little bit of care, these wonders of nature can add an enduring charm to your home. Here, we are sharing the essential flower care tips to keep your blooms healthy and long-lasting.
Get to Know Your Flowers
All flowers are not created equal - different types have unique needs. For instance, the care needed for orchids differs from that required by roses. Each species has its unique light, water, and temperature needs, so it's important to do some research on the specific type you bring home.
Optimal Lighting for Blooms
Flowers need light to photosynthesize and create their food. Yet, not all flowers require the same amount. Some, like the plants in this collection, can survive in low light. Others, however, require lots of direct sunlight.
Hydration: Not too Little, Not too Much
Like humans, flowers need water to survive. Yet, overwatering can be as harmful as under-watering. A great rule of thumb is to keep the soil slightly moist at all times. For flowers in a vase arrangement, changing the water every two days helps keep them fresh.
Temperature and Humidity Conditions
Most flowers prefer cooler temperatures and higher humidity. There are, however, exceptions like the bouquet collection which prefers slightly warmer conditions.
Select the Right Vase
Whether for a graduation or a birthday celebration, selecting the right vase is vital for the longevity of your flowers. The vase should be large enough for the bouquet, but not too large that the stems are spread too far apart.
Trim the Stems
Trimming the stems of your flowers can help them absorb water more efficiently. This is especially important for flowers in a basket arrangement, where water supply might be limited.
Keep Them Nourished
Flowers need food to survive. Adding a floral preservative to your flowers' water can help provide the nutrients they need and keep bacteria at bay.
Change of Seasons
With the fall collection, it's important to remember that flowers' care changes with seasons. For instance, during colder months, flowers may need less water, while in warmer months they may require more.
For those looking to add a special touch to their floral gifts, the gift box collection offers a unique way to present your flowers.
Remember, these flower care tips are meant to help your blooms thrive. However, if you ever need help with your flowers, our team at Tooka Florist is always ready to assist. As a women-owned, family-friendly florist store in North Vancouver, we proudly serve North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, and the surrounding areas. We also offer sympathy and funeral arrangements from our sympathy/funeral collection to help express your deepest condolences.
Regardless of where you're located, be it in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, New Westminster, or Vancouver, we're committed to delivering your chosen floral arrangements for just $14. So, whether you’re a green thumb or a gardening newbie, these flower care tips will certainly come in handy to keep your blooms radiant and full of life.