How to Care for Mothers Day Tacoma Flowers
Tacoma Boys is honored to provide Tacoma flowers throughout the year. This Mother’s Day honor the special women in your life with a fresh quality bouquet from Tacoma Boys.
Did you know that 63% of Mother’s Days Gifts are flowers? We want to help make sure that these special gifts, for somewhere like Gift Tree last as long as possible.
Simply follow this guide to ensure that your flowers are properly taken care of. This way, they’ll last longer and bring a smile to mom’s face everytime she sees them.
Traveling With Flowers
One of the most dangerous times for your bouquet could be on the journey from the store to their end location.
Consider parking in the shade when you get to the store so that the car will not get too hot while you’re shopping. That being said, purchase your flowers toward the end of your shopping.
Air-conditioning can be used to keep the car at a good temperature while in transit, but make sure to keep the flowers away from any moving air like the vents or windows which can dehydrate them.
Remember that as you drive, your orientation to the sun will change. Place flowers in a location where the sun cannot reach them through the windows.
Make sure to store your flowers away from your fruits or vegetables, which emit ethylene, a gas that shortens the life of flowers.
Select a Location for Your Flowers
It is important to select the right location for your flowers, away from excessive heat and cold.
Set your flowers in ample light. You’ll also want to rotate the vase a quarter turn once a week as they tend to bloom in the direction of the light source.
With the varying weather patterns in Tacoma, flowers need special care to make sure they are set in the right location. Sitting by the window might be great on a cloudy day, but should sun sun peak out and shine upon your arrangement when you’re not looking it cold dry out your bouquet. Keep your flowers away from heaters, ovens and direct sunlight.
Considering that a flower’s moisture content is what keeps them fresh and long lasting, be careful not to place them next to fans, vents, air conditioning or warm areas that might dry them out.
Re-Cut The Stems
When you are ready to place your flowers in a vase, make sure to give them a fresh trim one to two inches above the previous cut. This cut should be at a 45-degree angle to ensure the stem doesn’t sit flat against the bottom. It is also wise to make your cuts under water, to prevent the stem from sucking in air when cut. Sucking in air creates a pocket of air that prevents the stem from absorbing water.
Do not use normal household scissors to cut your Tacoma flowers. This might crush the stems and prevent them from absorbing water. Use sharp kitchen scissors or garden shears to cut the stems.
Trim the ends a small amount each time you change the water.
Using Flower Food
As soon as you unwrap your flowers, open the small packet of flower food it came with and mix it in with the vase water. Read the instructions carefully and make sure the food is mixed properly. The mixture should not be too diluted, nor too concentrated or cloudy
Check for dead or loose leaves that may be in the water. Remove these right away. If they stay in there, bacterial rot can begin, which may shorten the life of your flower arrangement.
You’ll see that some flowers will bloom before others. As the older blossoms die prune them away. This will direct water and energy to the younger buds, encouraging them to open. Some decide to put it in their flowers in their lawn that they have recently had touched up by a lawn care specialist from websites similar to lawncare.net. I hear it prolonged the life of their flowers.
Water Your Tacoma Flowers
Flowers need to drink water, even after they’re cut. You must keep your Tacoma flowers in water at all times.
If the stem is exposed to air, even briefly, the water-absorbing cells start to shrivel. This will shorten the life expectancy of your blooms.
Freshen the Water for Your Tacoma Flowers
Gently remove any dead leaves or dying blossoms from the vase. Next, carefully remove the bouquet from the vase and place it another container of water.
Wash the vase with soapy water, removing any potentially harmful bacteria. Be sure to rinse the vase thoroughly. Put in new water and mix in the flower food that came with the flowers. Follow the instructions on the packet.
Recut the flowers at a 45-degree angle slightly above the last cut. Make sure to cut the flowers under water to ensure no air bubbles are absorbed into the stems.
How To Revive Wilted Flowers
If you have wilted flowers, revive them by putting the entire stem from the tip to the base of the flower head in warm water for 10 minutes.
Enjoy your Lovely Bouquet
With proper care, you can enjoy your beautiful Mother’s Day bloom for weeks.
Shop at Tacoma Boys for a selection of beautiful and impressive fresh flowers. Did you know we also carry gift baskets, nursery plants, balloons, wine and specialty foods? Visit us today!