One of the biggest reasons people do not buy flowers is because they do not think that they last long enough.  Fresh cut flowers should last about five to seven days.  Certain types of flowers, like carnations or mums will last longer, while other types of flowers, like irises will only last a few days.  When you buy roses from us, we guarantee they will last seven days or we will replace them.  If you take a few steps in caring for your fresh cut flowers, you will get them to last longer.

  • Use a clean vase
  • Strip leaves that will be under the water line and recut stems at an angle
  • Use fresh water and flower food (follow directions on packet)
  • Keep flowers in a cool place and out of direct sunlight
  • Removing wilting flowers immediately, as they will affect the other flowers
  • Change water and recut stems every two days

About.com has a three-minute video that shows you some more tips on caring for fresh flowers.  Check it out here.