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Roses

All our long stem roses come from Ecuador and Colombia.

Your roses are thirsty and need to drink water for at least 6 hours to perk up. Please follow instructions below and your roses will bloom over the next few days.
1) Remove the outside guard petals. These rugged outer petals were left on to protect your roses during shipment.
2) Cut 2-3 cm off the stems and remove leaves and thorns that fall below the water line.
3) Fill vase with cold water and add 1 packet of flower food.
4) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 4.
5) For the longest life, keep your roses away from direct sunlight and heat.

Sweetheart Roses

 

We have direct contracts with Ontario Sweetheart roses growers. Let your Sweetheart Roses drink water for 8 hours to perk up. With proper care, your roses will bloom over the next few days.
1) Remove the outside guard petals. These rugged outer petals were left on to protect your roses during shipment.
2) Cut 2-3cm off the stems and remove leaves that fall below the water line.
3) Fill vase with water and add 1 packet of flower food.
4) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 4.
5) For the longest life, keep your roses away from direct sunlight and heat.

Peruvian Lilies

 

(also known as - Alstroemeria)
We buy Peruvian Lilies both from South America and local greenhouses. Peruvian Lilies are long-lasting, but dehydrate easily and may look thirsty upon arrival. Let your lilies drink water for about 8 hours to perk up.
1) Cut 3cm off the stems and remove leaves that fall below the water line.
2) Fill vase with water and add 1 packet of flower food.
3) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 4.
4) Keep your Peruvian Lilies away from direct sunlight and heat. 

Sunflowers

 

Sunflowers have naturally arched necks and look best in a tall narrow vase.
1) Cut 3cm off the stems and remove leaves that fall below the water line.
2) Fill vase with water and add 1 packet of flower food.
3) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 4.
4) Keep your sunflowers away from heat and drafts.
5) Remove spent leaves to keep bouquet looking fresh longer.  

Tulips

 

Tulips continue growing after being cut and naturally bend toward sources of light. Your tulips may already have a gentle arc and tendency to cascade over the edge of the vase.
1) Cut 2cm off the stems and remove the leaves below the water line.
2) Fill vase with water and add 1 packet of flower food.
3) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 2.
4) Keep tulips out of sunlight and heat.

 

Iris

 

1) Cut 3cm off the stems.
2) Fill vase with water and add 1 packet of flower food.
3) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 3.
4) Keep your iris away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts.

 

 

Lilies

 

Let your lilies drink water for 8 hours to perk up. With proper care, your lilies will bloom over the next few days.
1) Cut 3cm off the stems and remove leaves that fall below the water line.
2) Fill vase with water and add 1 packet of flower food.
3) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 3.
4) Keep your lilies away from direct sunlight, heat and drafts.

 

Gerbera Daisies

 

1) Remove the plastic cups but leave the straws on the stems for a longer vase life. Allow them to drink for 8-12 hours to perk up.
2) Cut 3cm off the stems.
3) Fill vase with water and add 1 packet of flower food.
4) Re-cut stems, change water and add second packet of flower food on day 3.
5) Daisies are sensitive to dirty water, which can cause bent necks. If this happens, re-cut stems and place in fresh water.
6) Keep your daisies away from direct sunlight and heat. 

 
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