Are you the lucky recipient of a Hello Blossom Bouquet or Blossom Jar? Here’s a few tips for how you care for your blossom beauty to ensure you get as many days of loveliness as possible.
Take it Off!
If you received a hessian wrapped bouquet, take off ALL the wrapping, pick a favourite little vase or a jar – please make sure it’s clean. We know it's a pain, but that saying about “cleanliness being next to Godliness” is true for flowers too!
Wondering what to do with that leftover hessian? Upcycle it again! Get creative! We’d love to see some pics of what you’ve turned it into - maybe some trendy decoration, a placemat, a pillow , a purse, or maybe even curtains…
Want to Leave it ON!
If you love the look of the hessian and want to keep it on – we suggest you carefully pull out the bottom fold of hessian, expose the stems by removing the plastic wrap and wadding and then push the excess hessian up around the base of the flowers (as pictured) and then place your blossom bouquet in fresh cool water.
Next up, your bouquet needs a fresh cut! This applies to the blossom jar recipients too! You need to cut at least 1cm off the stems at a 90 degree angle to allow more surface area to drink water as well as ensure they don't sit flush with the bottom of the jar/vase.
If you’re not sure how much to cut - the arrangement is designed so the flowers sit right above the lip of the jar/vase.
Just like us, flowers get thirsty! Fill the jar/vase with cool, clean water. Clean water prevents bacteria from growing (bacteria causes the water to become smelly and flowers to perish). Here's the trick - try to change the water DAILY, or as often as you can remember!
And here’s a little tip - the life of each variety of flower is different and, as you can see, we like lots of variety in our bouquets! To keep your flowers fresh for as long as possible, take out the flowers as they perish so they don't spread bacteria to the flowers that are still loving life!
Sing their praises!
Give those pretty blossoms some loving! Shout hooray! Sing their praises! Oh, and keep them out of direct sunlight and extreme heat (they're sensitive little things!).
Last but not least, enjoy them and know that you must be pretty special for someone to care enough to send you a Blossom Bouquet!
We’d love to see your blossom beauties in their new home – take a pic and tag us on Facebook or Instagram to spread the Hello Blossom Bouquets love!