Prepare your container
Always use a clean vase (do not use metal or antique crystal vases) and fresh, cold tap water.
We have included our own Cultivate & Bloom flower food for you to use. Flower food not only provides nutrients for the flowers, it also acts as a PH regulator and helps to promote absorption of water. Please follow the instructions on the back of the Cultivate & Bloom flower food packet regarding volume of water.
Prepare your flowers
Fill a clean vase (do not use metal vases) with fresh, cold tap water. Stir in the flower food provided.
Remove lower leaves which may fall below the water line in the vase. It is best to not remove the thorns of a rose, but if you need to, trim the tip of the thorns only.
Cut at least 3/4 of an inch off the stem; 1-2 inches is best. Cut the stems with a sharp, clean knife or the Chikamasa cutters that are available on our website.
Place your flowers immediately into your prepared vase. Keep away from drafts, direct sunlight, heaters, smoke, and the gasses of ripening fruits.
Add fresh water and the same flower food when the water has decreased to about 1/3 of the height of the vase. Your flowers are thirsty; add water as needed.
Enjoy your flowers!
Be careful where you place your bouquet! Flowers don’t like drafts, direct sunlight, proximity to a heater, smoke, or the gasses of ripening fruits.
Top up with fresh water and the same flower food when the water has decreased to about 1/3 of the height of the vase. It is also sometimes beneficial to completely rinse your vase, refill with fresh water & flower food, recut stems, and place in fresh water.