Q: Where do your flowers come from?
A: Our flowers come from all over the world. In addition to domestic growers who are located mainly in the states of California, Florida, and Hawaii, some of our growers are located in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, France, Netherlands, Israel, China, and Philippines. Dealing with a variety of local and international growers gives us the advantage of being able to offer a complete flower selection to our customers all year round. Our flowers arrive to us extremely fresh and our prices are reasonable.
Q: How can I make my flowers last longer?
A: Certain varieties of cut flowers naturally last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last and how to add days to its beauty.
Q: What can I do to make my flowers last?
A: Place your flowers in a vase as soon as you bring them home. Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by us free of charge. Be sure to follow the directions on the package. If the solution becomes cloudy and yellow, replace it entirely. After 2 or 3 days, if possible, re-cut the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife or scissors, and replace the water. Remove all leaves that are below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.
When your flowers arrive in wet floral foam, keep the floral foam soaked in water containing floral food.
When your flowers have woody stems, such as Lilac, cut the stem with sharp pruning shears and place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.
Always keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 18 to 22 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)
Q: Why is it important to use floral food?
A: Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best and easiest ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can actually damage your flowers.