How long will the flowers last for?
You can expect to enjoy your flowers for around 3 to 5 days - if you take care not to stress them out! Heat from our Singapore climate, lack of water, and rough handling can claim flower lives very very quickly.
To maximise the lifespan of your flowers, be sure to display your flowers in a cool spot away from the sun, heat and strong winds (preferably in an air-conditioned environment, and away from sunny spots).
- Unwrap your bouquet and transfer to a clean vase
- Keep the vase filled with fresh water and a sprinkle of flower food (optional)
- Change the water and trim the stems at an angle every 1 to 2 days
- If you still can't bear to part with your flowers, dry them!
Drying your bouquet
- Hang your bouquet upside-down
- Leave it to dry for 2 weeks
- Keep dried flowers away from sunlight, heat and high humidity
- In the right conditions, dried flowers can last 2 years or more
- Dust every now and then
- For best results, dry your flowers while they are at their prime
- If your centerpiece is done in floral foam, simply add water directly to the foam when the surface is dry to the touch. Do not remove the stems.
- For centerpieces in water, change the water every 1 to 2 days by tipping it out slowly. Then add fresh water and a sprinkle of flower food (optional).
- Pick the latest possible slot for delivery/ collection. This way, they'll be at their happiest when you need them.
- If you don't have a vase, get creative with a jar or any water-tight container. Transparent vessels make it easier to monitor water levels and condition.
- Don't store your flowers in a normal fridge! As temperatures may fall below zero, your flowers could turn to mush overnight.
- Bacteria is the enemy. They clog stems which prevents flowers from drinking. Clean your vase thoroughly after every use to prevent bacteria build-up (yes, the slimy stuff).
- Trimming stems helps to expose clean surfaces for water uptake. Trimming them at an angle maximises that.
- If you don't have flower food, a drop of bleach will help to keep the water clear. This may be extra helpful for 'dirty' flowers, which cause cloudy water.
Finally, take lots of photos and share them with me on Instagram @kesedcreates! (: