Caring for your Flowers By eflowers.ie

Bouquets & Roses

Take care when removing the cellophane. This is sometimes used as a reservoir for water to keep your bouquet fresh during delivery. Cut the stems at an angle about 3 cms from the end. Place in deep water and stand in a cool, shady place for an hour or more. Fill a vase with water, add flower food and place the flowers into the vase. Keep your flowers in a cool location away from draughts, direct heat or sunlight. Top up regularly with water and flower food. Further supplies of flower food are available from Arbour Blooms Flower Shops. Some of your flowers may still be in bud. This is because we want you to enjoy them for as long as possible.

Roses

If a rose starts to droop at the head, re-cut the stem, wrap the head in paper to support upright and plunge 5 cms of the stem into boiling water for about 30 seconds. Cut the stem again and place in deep cold water for 2 hours.

Lilies

Lily pollen can stain. Please carefully remove lily stamens from any newly opening blooms and avoid direct contact.

Hand-tied

Release the water from the water reservoir by cutting a hole in the cellophane over a sink. Remove all gift wrapping. Do not untie your flowers. They have been specially arranged and tied ready to be placed into a vase. Follow care instructions as for Bouquets.

Arrangements

Top up the container with water daily.

Fruit

Fresh or artificial fruit is sometimes included in flower arrangements for decorative purposes only. Do not remove or eat as it may have been secured with wooden, plastic or wire fixings.

Candles

These are for decoration only. To avoid the risk of fire you are advised not to light them.

Plants

Most plants like light and an even temperature. Avoid draughts, fumes and cold. Foliage plants require little water in winter. Flowerings plants generally need more water. Water Azaleas and Hydrangeas daily. Water St.Paulia and Cyclamen plants from the bottom and not the top. All plants should be fertilized as required.

Please handle with care

These flowers/plants are for display only and must not be consumed. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Certain plants and flowers may be harmful or may cause irritation so please be careful when handling. We recommend that you do not place your gift on an unprotected surface.