Caring For Flowers
Caring For Flowers
Holly Vesecky (Owner & Designer, Holly Flora) gives expert video advice on: Which flowers last the longest?; Which flowers die easily?; How can I make a floral arrangement last longer? and more...
Which flowers last the longest?
Tropical flowers tend to last the longest: orchids, anthuriums, tropical leaves. It's a big trend right now just to have two monster leaves in a vase or a big palm leaf, or something like that. It lasts a couple of weeks. There are garden flowers that do last longer than two weeks; rhododendrons are awesome and last two weeks.
Which flowers die easily?
The sweetest, most tender, most beautiful flowers die quickly, like poppies, mascari, garden roses, open peonies - these will start losing their petals in a day or two. It's important to have an understanding of that flower. Don't get mad at it for dying because they're so beautiful for that moment. You shouldn't just not buy dahlias.
How long can I expect a floral arrangement to last?
A floral arrangement should last about three to five days, unless you request a long lasting arrangement, then it should last at least a week and this is “looking good.” Some people think a floral arrangement still looks good when it's completely dead and some people think it looks dead when one petal is gone, so it's subjective.
When should I throw out a floral arrangement?
Throwing out an arrangement is really subjective, too. Some people think a dried clump of petals is beautiful and they never want to throw it away. I would recommend throwing it out, at least like if you're not changing the water, throw it out after five days, because that water's going to get nasty and stinky.
What should I do if my floral arrangement dies soon after it's delivered?
If you decided to <a href="http://www.videojug.com/interview/how-to-order-flowers-2">order flowers</a>, but the floral arrangement dies within three days, you need to tell your florist and they should replace it for you, they understand. It is good to bring it back if you can, but if not, a good florist will just replace it no matter what. If you get in to replacing flowers all the time, they will start to catch on and that is not very nice.