First, when you arrive home remove any packaging & stem bindings as well as any leaves that would be submerged under water in your vase. Next, rinse stems under tepid running water (sunflowers are often field grown and have “hairy” stems, so they capture debris that can contaminate vase solutions.) Re-cut stems on an angle with a clean, sharp blade, removing at least 1 inch of stem. Immediately dip or place stem ends into a hydration solution to help the flowers take up water more quickly (particularly important for sunflowers), then place them into clean, disinfected containers half filled with properly proportioned flower-food solution or holding solution. Did you know? These flowers do not benefit nutritionally from flower food, but flower food should be used because the bactericide helps control the growth of microbes in containers, which helps prevent stem blockage and premature wilting. For extra care; re-cut the stems, wash containers & change flower-food solution every other day to prevent bacteria buildup and keep nutrient solution flowing up the stems. Tip! Sunflowers are somewhat geotropic (affected by gravity), so store them as vertical as possible, particularly at room temperatures, so their heads won’t nod even more.
We are celebrating our annual Sunflower Celebration.
10/12 – 10/26 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.
Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all designer sunflower arrangements and stems!
Every Sat during our celebration there is a FREE 2pm Design Demo. Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using hydrangeas.
No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo; our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!
Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com 1.800.963.7374 (1.800.96.FRESH)
You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.