FLOWER CARE | How to Care for your fresh flowers.

There is nothing like the excitement of a delivery... especially when it's fresh flowers! Be they from a loved one, a friend, a gift 'to me from me' or even a secret admirer.


When you receive our bunch of the week you will want to display proudly in the home and get the longest out of your arrangement! 


Sadly our bunches don't last forever.. but follow our top tips on flower care to get the most out of your flowers.

BUNCH OF FLOWERS
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Sadly our bunches don't last forever.. but follow our top tips on flower care to get the most out of your flowers.

FOLLOW OUR FLOWER CARE TIPS

 

STEP ONE | OPEN

Flowers in a box
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OPEN YOUR FLOWERS


Your flowers come in a cardboard box. This is to protect them on their journey. 


The flowers are wrapped in recycled paper and string to protect them during transit and a hydration source which allows them to drink water on their journey. 


Please remove all packaging and reuse or recycle.  


The green hydration source can be dried out and reused, or recycled. 


The cardboard box can be recycled. You can also drop this back to us and we will reuse. If you are Dublin based you can leave the box out for our delivery driver and he will collect the next time he's delivering your flowers. 


Pets also love the cardboard box! A place to sleep, hide and play. 

A DOG

STEP TWO | TRIM

Flowers in a vase

TRIM YOUR FLOWER STEMS


We have already trimmed the flower stems for you, but when they arrive we recommend trimming them again. For best flower care cut your stems at a diagonal. 


We recommend to cut about 1cm from the bottom of the stems at a 45-degree angle. This stops the stems from resting on the bottom of the vase and increases their surface area. 


This allows the flowers to drink up plenty of water. 


For best flower care we recommend to trim your stems every time you change your vase water. 

STEP THREE | SOAK

A VASE OF FLOWERS

PLACE YOUR FLOWERS IN WATER 


Place flowers in a vase of fresh water, large enough to allow the flowers to breathe and drink. Fill two thirds of the vase with clean fresh water. 


Replace the water every 2 - 3 days and cut the stems when changing the water. Flowers can be very thirsty so for best flower care be sure to check your water level daily.  


Some flowers will last longer than others. 


For best flower care we recommend to remove any flowers that become past their best so they do not affect the other flowers or contaminate the water. 

STEP FOUR | BLOOM

Fresh flowers in a vase

STEP BACK AND WATCH YOUR FLOWERS BLOOM



Place your flowers in a vase and watch them bloom. You will notice that some flowers last longer than others. 


As flowers begin to wilt we recommend removing any wilted flowers from the arrangement as they will contaminate the water and this will affect your other flowers. 


For best flower flower care we recommend placing your flowers in a cool bright room. Be sure to avoid direct heat sources like radiators and sunlight as they will cause your flowers to wilt faster. 


We love to see pictures of your flowers in their new homes! Tag us @thecrateflowers to be in with a chance to win a bunch!

MORE FLOWER CARE TIPS!

Flowers on a table
Flowers in a vase

Follow these tip and tricks to best care for your flowers!


AVOID HEAT | Keep your flowers away from direct heat sources like fires and radiators, or direct sunlight which can cause the flowers to wilt sooner. 


For best flower care we recommend placing your flowers in a bright room that is not too hot. 


KEEP AWAY FROM PETS | Certain flowers can be toxic to pets, so be certain to keep your furry friends away... No need to worry too much as this is only if the flowers have been ingested. 


CLEAN  YOUR VASE - Clean your vase thoroughly. Any lingering bacteria will contaminate your water and effect the longevity of your flowers.


REMOVE LEAVES - Remove any leaves from the stems of your flowers that sit below the water line. Leaves that sit in the water can cause bacterial growth. This will affect your flowers and cause them to wilt sooner. 


KEEP AWAY FROM FRUIT - Did you know you should not display your flowers next to your fruit bowl. This is because ripening fruits release very small amounts of ethylene gas which can reduce the longevity of your fresh arrangement. 


CHANGE WATER - Flower love to drink up lots of water, they can be very thirsty. For best flower care we recommend changing your water every 2 - 3 days or more frequently if you notice the water in your vase turning cloudy. 


TRIM YOUR STEMS - For best flower care we recommend trimming your steps every time you change your water. Cut your stems at a diagonal, this allows the flowers to drink up plenty of water. 


ENJOY - While all good things must come to an end we home our flower care guide has enabled you to get the most out of your flowers. 



We hope you liked out flower care guide. If you have any tips on flower care that we have not included, we would love to hear them!

The Crate's Flower Care Guide

The Crate's guide to flower care. Follow our tips on flower care to get the most out of your arrangement.