Farm Fresh Flowers Care Guide

Keep your farm fresh flowers beautiful for longer with these tips:

Tip #1:

Replenish the water frequently. Change the water entirely every 2-3 days.

Tip #2:

Trim at least a half inch of stem off your flowers before you put them in a vase and each time you change the water. Be sure to use a sharp scissors or clippers.

Tip #3:

Keep your flowers away from heat and bright light.

Tip #4:

Avoid setting your flowers beside ripening fruit or vegetables, especially bananas and apples.

Tip #5:

After you throw out your arrangement, be sure to wash the vase/container very thoroughly in hot soapy water or, better yet, in your dishwasher.

Tip #6:

Use “flower food” for most flowers.

You can make your own flower food by adding about 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and a 1 teaspoon of bleach to your vase before adding about a quart of warm tap water. It is worth noting that there are a few flowers that actually do NOT like flower food in the vase. Some of these are: zinnias, sunflowers and gladiolus.