The nitty-gritty

How to take care of your bouquet

If you want to keep your bouquets longer, here are a few tips:

  1. Use a vase so clean you could drink from it.
  2. Before putting your flowers in water, be sure to cut the bottom of the stems at an angle, so that there is more surface for water absorption.
  3. Add this to the water for the flowers (for 1L of water):
    1 teaspoon of sugar (to nourish the flowers),
    2 teaspoons of lemon juice (to reduce the pH of the water)
    and possibly 1 teaspoon of bleach (against bacteria). If you prefer not to use bleach, change the water regularly.
  4. Make sure your bouquet is out of direct sunlight.
  5. Do not put your bouquet near fruits, as they produce ethylene, a chemical that causes flowers to wilt more quickly.

Our flowers

Most flowers you find in stores are already one to two weeks old and they can still last a long time after buying them. This is because they are treated with chemicals.

In my flower farm I don’t use chemicals in the fields nor the water/vases. Natural cut flowers have a lifespan of 3 to 7 days, depending on the variety.