Everything You Need To Know
TO ARRANGE YOUR BOUQUET LIKE A PRO
Want to style your bouquet the way we do? Our Lead Floral Designer, Christa, has put together her top tips to help you arrange your bouquet like a pro and make your flowers last longer.
Cutting out the middleman means you get to enjoy them in your home for longer. This means they won't arrive looking like their photograph yet, but watching them bloom over 24-48 hours is so pleasing.
FLOWERS LOOKING DROOPY?Don’t worry if some of your stems look droopy right now. They’re just sleepy after their journey to you. Flowers and greenery use water to prop-up their stems so they’ll perk up when back in water.
A Few Things To Do FirstConditioning your stems before you start arranging them is the trick to helping your flowers to stay fresh for longer. So don’t skip these steps!
Then Choose The Perfect Vase
Not sure which vase to use? Here are some of our favourites. When you’ve chosen yours, fill it almost to the top with water and your flower food.
THE PICKLE JARWe recommend starting with a vase that’s about 8-9cm in diameter, which is smaller than you might think but helps to make your bouquet look fuller.
THE WATER JUGIf you’re short on vases, a water jug like this Falcon Enamelware one is a dream to work with. Just remember to keep checking the water levels if yours isn’t clear.
THE POSY VASEPosy vases are a real must-have. When your bouquet starts to fade, just pull out the longer-lasting stems and re-arrange them into pretty little posies.
Your vase should be 1/3 of the height of your stems, so don’t be afraid to trim them down to size if you use a short vase!
Now You’re Ready To Arrange Like A Pro
A Few Things To Do Last
Want to make your bouquet last longer? Give it a little TLC and it’ll reward you with 7 days or more of beauty. Hooray!
1. FIND THE RIGHT LIGHT
Fresh flowers like natural light, but not direct sunlight or heat sources (like radiators).
2. KEEP AWAY FROM FRUIT
The gases released from fresh fruit can make your flowers wilt really quickly.
3. KEEP TRIMMING
Re-trim your stems 1cm and refresh your vase water every 3 days.