Care and Handling

Your Cultivars delivery comes directly from the grower packaged in original growers' boxes.

To keep your flowers fresher longer, follow these simple steps:

The flowers will be thirsty upon their arrival. You will be tempted by these beauties to remove the packaging, but DO NOT.  Your flowers will perform best if they are allowed to drink fresh water in their original packaging for at least 4 -8 hours. It is OK to leave overnight in a cool environment.

1. Remove the bunches of flowers from the box.
    2. Cut off 1/2” of the stems at a 45 degree angle. Cutting the stems at this angle allows for greater surface area and a corresponding increased water intake. Best to cut each stem individually.
      3. Fill a clean bucket with cool water.
        4. Put the packaged bunches in bucket.


          5. Allow the flowers to drink and rest for 4 hours or more in a cool environment.
            6. After preliminary hydration, you can now arrange flowers.
              7. Remove plastic sleeve and cardboard wrap. 
                8.  Cut each stem to the desired length.  For larger bouquets, trim the outer stems slightly shorter than those in the middle. This will round out the bouquet. The tallest stem in the middle should be 1 - 1/2 times the height of the vase. 
                  9.  Remove any leaves that will fall under the vaseline. Absolutely no leaves in the water! 

                  10.  It may be necessary to remove some leaves above the vase line to give the flowers room to show off. 


                  See how the flowers look crowded with none of the leaves removed.  A little trim goes a long way.

                  11.  For longevity, change the water daily and trim the stems.

                  12.  As flowers mature, keep cutting them and transfer them to smaller vases.

                  For more information on vases, check out the "Vases" blog post.