To start, take heart in knowing that we get fresh flowers every morning, so you can be sure your flowers are at the top of their game.
1. Don't Panic
If you receive roses in your bouquet and you notice a few petals look worn or damaged - don’t panic! These petals are meant to protect the rose’s inner petals and are called “Guard Petals”. (Now drop that fact at the dinner table and see what happens) Just take off those brave petals, and your rose will look good as new!
2. Fresh Clip & Water
Underneath the classic brown paper wrap for your bouquet, your flowers’ stems are wrapped in a damp sponge to keep them hydrated. However, if the flowers seem a little tired when they get to you, that’s just because they’ve been out of water for 24 hours. All you need to do is give the stems a fresh clip and put them in water as soon as possible! Make sure to keep an eye on them for the first 24 hours. They’ll probably drink up that water very quickly since they’ve been out of water for so long. Speaking of water, just like you, your flowers need fresh water. To make them last a good while, change their water at least every other day.
3. Somewhere Cool
Now, here’s a trick to really impress your people. When changing your flowers’ water, give your flowers a fresh trim, at an angle, so that they can soak up some fresh hydration. Place your flowers somewhere cool (temperature wise, yes.. but also, you’ll want a picture of them, so there’s that) and out of direct sunlight.