Care & Handling
When you get to your location, place your buckets in a cool room, away from direct sunlight and air
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Re-cut the stems at an angle with sharp floral snips. A dull blade will damage the stems and prevent hydration.
Remove all foliage below the waterline.
Any leaves below the waterline will promote bacteria growth and decrease vase life.
Place your flowers in room temperature water in clean containers, away from direct sunlight and air conditioning/heating vents.
Do not store your flowers in a refrigerator, which may have cold spots.
Do not place your flowers in a commercial cooler where fruits and vegetables have been stored. (Ripening fruits and vegetables give off ethylene gas, which quickly damages flowers.)
If you want your flowers to begin opening, remove any wrappers or rubber bands. You can also re-cut stems to speed up opening.
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You can skip re-cutting the stems and filling your buckets with room temperature water.
At checkout, we will move the flowers and treated water to your buckets.
We do not loan out our buckets but you can purchase a bucket for fragile blooms.