Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!
Essentials for your flowers
Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 18 to 22 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)
When your flowers arrive in wet foam
Keep the floral foam soaked in water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.
When your flowers are arranged in water
Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.
If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, recut the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.
Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.
When your flowers have woody stems and branches (such as Quince, Forsythia, or Lilac)
Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.
What is floral food and why use it?
Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best and easiest ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good.
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Paradise Flower Shop offers three convenient ways to order. Local residents can visit our store, located at 2667 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn (On Avenue X). Our store hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sundays. We are open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on holidays. Consider us to be your local florist in Brooklyn! Call us locally at (718) 646-7545 or dial toll-free to (800) 753-5693. Work with one of our professional floral designers to place your order over the phone. We'll help you select the perfect floral arrangement. Visit http://www.paradisebrooklyn.com to order floral arrangements for delivery anytime. Our large, color catalog contains hundreds of special occasion bouquets. You'll find the perfect arrangement quickly when you sort our catalog by color, price or occasion! Complete your order with a major credit card, then we will create and deliver your floral arrangement. We offer free same-day flower delivery in Brooklyn for all orders placed through our Web site. Unlike the major online-ordering services, we do not add service fees to your bill, but additional delivery charges may apply to orders placed for delivery outside of Brooklyn.
We proudly serve all areas in Brooklyn, as well as also offer same-day delivery of nursing home and hospital bouquets; local hospitals within our delivery area include all hospitals in Brooklyn, including Brooklyn, Brookdale, Coney Island, Kings County, Kings Highway, L.I. College, Lutheran, Maimonedes, Methodist, New York Community (Beth Israel). Save money and time by working directly with a local business. Count on Paradise Flower Shop to provide professional flower delivery in Brooklyn!
Brooklyn flower delivery is available to the following Funeral Homes:
All Brooklyn Funeral Homes including but not limited to: Aievoli, Byrnes, C.I. Memorial, Clavin, Cussimano & Russo, Dahill, English Bros., Guarino, Healey, Kirschenbaum, Marine Park, Nevsky, Scarpaci, Torrogrossa.
Brooklyn flower delivery is available to the following Hospitals and Nursing Homes:
All Hospitals in Brooklyn including but not limited to: Brooklyn, Brookdale, Coney Island, Kings County, Kings Highway, L.I. College, Lutheran, Maimonedes, Methodist, New York Community (Beth Israel). All Nursing Homes in Brooklyn including but not limited to: Cobble Hill, Crown, Four Seasons, Harbor View, Norwegian Christian Hm., Palm Beach, Palm Garden, Haym Solomon, Seacrest Health Care, Sephardic Nursing, Sheepshead Bay, Shorefront Jewish Geriatric, Shoreview, St. Joachim & Anne, Sunrise Senior Living.