Gentle Reminders: Caring for Your Sympathy Arrangements

Sympathy arrangement bathed in September's Vancouver glow

In the somber moments of funerals & sympathy, floral tributes play a significant role in expressing our condolences and commemorating the memories of the departed. An arrangement from Tooka Florist not only offers comfort and solace, but it also reminds us of the beauty and fragility of life. As the season transitions to September, with the hint of fall in the air, we find solace in the delicate hues of the flowers. While these arrangements symbolize our love and support, it's essential to care for them to ensure their longevity. Let's delve into some tips to maintain your sympathy arrangements during this poignant time.

The Significance of Sympathy Arrangements

Sympathy flowers are more than just a gesture. They're a tangible expression of our shared grief and solidarity. With the vast range of sympathy & funeral collection at Tooka Florist, one can find the perfect floral tribute. From the elegant simplicity of roses to the ethereal charm of orchids, every bloom conveys a message of hope and remembrance.

September Care for Your Floral Tribute

As we embrace September, the onset of cooler weather can affect the freshness of your arrangements. Here are some tailored tips for this month:

  1. Place Strategically: Ensure the arrangement is away from direct sunlight, drafts, or heaters. A cool, shaded spot will prolong the life of the blooms.
  2. Hydration is Key: Check the water level daily. If it looks cloudy, replace it to keep the flowers fresh.
  3. Trim the Stems: Snip about an inch off the stems every few days to facilitate better water absorption.
  4. Avoid Fruit: Keep the arrangement away from ripening fruits. They release ethylene gas which can wilt the flowers faster.

Beyond Sympathy: Other Occasions to Cherish

While sympathy flowers play an integral role in times of sorrow, Tooka Florist celebrates life's other milestones too. Whether it's a graduation, a birthday, or a wedding, their expertly curated collections like the vase arrangement collection or the bouquet collection have something for every occasion.

Preserving Memories Through Flowers

After the services, many choose to preserve their floral tributes as a keepsake. Drying is a popular method. For bouquets, you can hang them upside down in a cool, dark place for several weeks. Another method involves pressing, suitable for plant collections. They can be layered between sheets of parchment and placed under heavy books.

Gifting with Heart and Thought

Beyond flowers, Tooka Florist offers gift boxes that can serve as a heartwarming gesture, especially during challenging times. Paired with a basket arrangement or the seasonal fall collection, it’s a comforting way to say, “I’m here for you.”


Funerals & sympathy moments are undeniably challenging. But with the right care and attention, your floral tributes can serve as lasting reminders of love, support, and cherished memories. As September rolls in, let’s embrace its gentle transition and find strength in the delicate beauty of flowers. And remember, whether in joy or sorrow, Tooka Florist is always by your side, celebrating life's journey with you.

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