|Caring for Your Floral Gift|
Cut Flower Arrangements
We know they
can't last forever, but a few simple techniques can
really extend the life of your fresh flowers:
the water daily, adding a cut-flower food powder or a
other day, cut about an inch off the end of each stem
different varieties have different life spans, as some blooms
Cut Flower Baskets
creation comes with the flowers arranged in a special
-The other suggestions in the above section apply here, too.
Due to spills, the basket itself may be damp...please be
plants generally prefer bright light, but avoid direct sun except in the early
morning. An east-facing window is the best, but a southern or western exposure
using a water-soluable fertilizer. Follow package instructions, but don't
plants are tropicals, and may do best in a sheltered location outdoors,
Despite their delicate appearance, orchids are actually pretty tough. Most bloom once a year, and those blooms may, depending on the species, last as much as 6-8 weeks!
blooming plant may be placed anywhere providing you avoid
VERY SPARINGLY. The #1 killer of domestic orchids is over-
-After blooms fade, snip the blossom stems off near the crown, and water even less for about a month.
perfect growing conditions vary from one species or hybrid to another,
most will thrive
just follow the same guidelines as for mixed plantings,
climate, most bulbs will not thrive without intensive climate control, and
therefore will not be worth keeping after
bromeliad will enjoy a fairly warm location and bright
Use a water-soluable fertilizer with a light touch.
flowering plants, Gloxinias like plenty of bright light,
water-soluable fertilizer (one especially made for blooming