COMMON LOVE FLOWER CARE TIPS

A little extra care can make a big difference for any size flower arrangement or fresh flower bouquet.

Most floral arrangements last 4-7 days or longer, depending on the flowers used and the care they receive.

Here are the four top tips for looking after your flowers:

CHECK YOUR FLOWERS DAILY

Keep the vase, container or liner filled with fresh water. Even if the container has floral foam, you should keep the water level high to promote long lasting flowers. The container's water has a fresh flower food added to it. If you completely change the water, you should also thoroughly clean the container. Add fresh water mixed with a commercial fresh flower food. These flower foods may be supplied by the florist who delivered your order and they contain the correct ingredients to properly nourish the flowers, keep bacteria at bay (which can block the stems and prevent them from absorbing water), encourage buds to open, and lengthen the life of the bouquet. It's one of the best - and easiest - ways to extend the life of your flowers, but be sure to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed flower food can actually do more harm than good.

 

RE-CUT THEIR STEMS

Every few days, remove the flowers from the design and re-cut the stems. Remove 3/4" to one inch from the bottom of the stem and be sure to cut the stem at an angle to allow the flower the best chance to take up water. Use a sharp knife or sharp floral cutter or scissor. Avoid smashing or piercing the stems, as this can destroy the water vessels in the stem and prevent water absorption. Remove any spent or damaged blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline in the vase.
To avoid disturbing the stem placements in a vase arrangement, tie the stems with twine just above the vase's edge before taking them out of their vase. Hold the tied arrangement at the twine-bound point to re-cut the stems. Then place them back into the clean vase with the fresh water and a flower food.

 

CHANGE THEIR WATER, AND ADD ADDITIONAL FRESH FLOWER FOOD

Be sure to clean the vase before refilling it with room-temperature water mixed with the proper amount of fresh flower food. Be sure no debris is floating in the water (such as leaves and stem parts) as this could promote the growth of bacteria which can shorten a flower's life.

 

TEMPERATURE

Keep flowers in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate. Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.

 

 Choose your flower type or name, and learn how to get the best and longest life out of your cut flowers and arrangements.

BOUQUETS

VASE ARRANGEMENTS

ROSES

NATIVE & WILDFLOWRS

TULIPS

DIRED & PRESERVED

WARATAHS

PEONY BOUQUET

HYDRANGEA

Frequently Asked Questions

What is same-day flower delivery?

Same-Day delivery means that your flower order will be handcrafted and delivered on the same day by 6pm (AEST) that the order is placed (available in Sydney only). Alternatively you can pick up at our flower shop located at 1 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000

What are the benefits of same-day flower delivery?

Our Same-Day delivery option is perfect for those who are in need of last minute flowers or gifts. You will be able to receive your flowers on the same day that you place your order

What is the latest time I can place an order for same-day flower delivery?

The latest time that you can place an order for same-day flower delivery is 1pm (AEST) Monday-Friday. We are not open on Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays

How do I ensure the flowers arrive fresh with same-day delivery?

Here at Common Love we take pride in the quality of our flowers and take precautions to ensure they are delivered fresh to every customer. Every floral bouquet and arrangement is handcrafted per order and transported safely in a refrigerated delivery van to ensure the flowers are fresh and vibrant on arrival

Can you customise an order?

Absolutely! We are here to help you create the perfect bouquet/arrangement for every occasion depending on your choice of colour, style and budget

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