Plant Care Tips

hydrangea gardenTaking good care of your new plants is a very important step to keeping and maintaining your plants life. These simple steps will assist you in keeping your house and garden lavishly green throughout the year!

  • Keep plants in medium-light locations – out of direct sunlight.
  • Natural light is best, but some plants can also thrive in office fluorescent light. Most flowering potted plants should be placed in areas with the most light in order to maintain good flower color and promote the maximum number of flowers to open. Foliage plants will do well under lower light levels and can be placed in areas providing reduced light.
  • Plant soil should be kept moist at all times, not drenched but damp to touch.
  • Plants should not be allowed to dry out or wilt. Be careful to avoid overwatering – do not allow plants to stand in water.
  • Avoid wetting plant leaves, this can cause a bacteria and spread to other leaves.
  • Avoid excessive heat or cold.
  • Plants should be kept in a cool spot (between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit) for best performance. They should be kept away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or next to televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes plants to dehydrate.)

Try these tips out, your plants will appreciate them

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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.

Flowering Facts: Tulips

tulipsThough Tulips tend to be associated with Dutch culture, they were actually first grown in the Middle East.  The name “tulip” originates from the Turkish word for “turbin.”  This might have a lot to do with the particular shape of the flower which replicates the look of a turbin.   After being cultivated in the Middle East the tulip made its way to Holland where in the 16th century they were considered precious & sold for extremely high prices. 

Tulips tend to be associated with imagination & love and red tulips were considered to be romantic presents during the Victorian era.

We are celebrating our annual Tulip Celebration.
3/22 – 4/5 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 orchid 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 tulips.

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!

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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.

How to stop Tulips from Drooping

Tulip Plant1Tulips are well known for drooping once cut and put into a vase. You can try to avoid this by following a few of these steps. First make sure your Tulips are well hydrated and have the proper nutrients (grab a complimentary packet of our flower food when you stop into our market). You want to try to put your Tulips in a long slender vase to act as a brace to hold them straighter without drooping over the top. Re-cut the stems at an angle with a sharp knife or professional cutting sheers, try to cut the stems about an inch from the bottom while cutting under water. Remove all extra foliage and leaves that will be submerged in the water. You want to remove the excess foliage because those leaves will create bacteria in the vase and kill your fresh cut stems quicker. A trick to training the stems to stand straight is wrapping them gently with a plastic wrap exposing the stems so they can drink the water in the vase. Keep the arrangement like this for about 5 hours or overnight. This will allow the Tulips to absorb water into the stems and keep the shape of the plastic wrap sleeve. Always be sure to keep your Tulips out of direct sunlight, as they tend to follow light sources. Hydrate them frequently because dehydrated Tulips droop quicker…Even give them a fresh trip after a few days to make sure that water uptake is not being slowed by dulled stems with bacteria growth.

Here’s a tip to try! Add a penny dated prior to 1981 to the water. The copper found in the penny may help the Tulips stand up in the vase!

We are celebrating our annual Tulip Celebration.
3/22 – 4/5 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 orchid 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 tulips.

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!

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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.

 

Tips for Caring for your Cut Tulips

Tulip GardenTulips are a beautiful Spring garden flower that many like to bring into their homes to show off their beauty. However it seems the beauty of these flowers never lasts as long as desired after being freshly cut. Here are some quick tips to keep your fresh cut Tulips lasting a little longer than there guaranteed freshness date.
Remove any leaves from the stem that would be under water once the tulip is placed in a vase.

Cut the stem about an inch from the bottom to prevent air from entering it and drying it out. If the bottom of the stem is in air too long it will dry up and prevent water and flower food from entering through the stem for nutrition.

Cut the stem when under water so that no air enters the stem and prevents water intake.
Always make angled cuts when cutting the stems of tulips.

Use very sharp shears or a sharp knife when cutting the stems of Tulips. Tulips stems aren’t as thick and strong as others so the outer skin can fray if you cut with a dull knife.

Caring for Tulips in a vase

Every two days cut about one half inch from the bottom of the stem to continue water intake.

Check the level of water frequently and add more as needed to top it off.

Always keep the vase clean with fresh water. Water should never stay foggy or cloudy.

Add a floral nutrient or preservative from a florist to the water.

Set the vase in a cool place away from direct sun, heating vents and drafty areas.

Tip!

Because tulips continue to grow even after being cut, they often bend to conform to their container. If desired, straighten the tulips by securing them in damp newspaper and placing them in lukewarm water for a few hours.

We are celebrating our annual Tulip Celebration.
3/22 – 4/5 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 orchid 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 tulips.

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!

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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.

 

Field of Flowers DIY Wedding Design Seminar Info & Schedule for 2014

DIY Wedding Design Class Schedule 2014 MASTER COPYProgram consists of one class, approximately two to three hours long.  Working with an instructor, you’ll personally create several styles of wedding arrangements using fresh cut flowers.  Students will learn about several design basics, materials & techniques.

Our Fee of $130 covers one class, flowers and supplies.  Students must bring their own shears or knife, or can purchase them before class.  We offer our economy clippers for $12.70 and our professional grade clippers for $39.50.

Class minimum: 6
Class maximum: 12

The class dates are as follows…

April 5
June 28
September 27

The DIY Wedding Design Seminar takes place at our Davie Flower Market at 3pm.

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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.

Lily Bowl Ceneterpiece

lily bowlThis is a beautiful display made with white Oriental Lilies & greens.  By placing a few simple stems in a bubble bowl vase you create this wondrous sphere of beauty that can be used as a centerpiece or table top for your event.  It is elegant enough for a wedding yet simple enough for that garden party.  Whichever you may be directing this centerpiece is sure to add that touch of class to any occasion!

We are celebrating our annual Lily Celebration.
2/22 – 3/8 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 Lily 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 Lillies.

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!

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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.

Flowering Facts: Water Lily

water lilly pinkWater lilies come from both temperate and tropical areas of the world, they provide protection & shade for fish & a gentle resting spot for frogs & dragon flies.  Sometimes a water lily can bloom a beautiful flower that adds color to the water feature.  The water lily comes from the Nymphaeaceae plant family, which are commonly found in garden ponds and landscape water features. 

The plants structure consists of a large leaf or “pad” that floats on top of the water and is attatched to the soil at the bottom of the pond by a long stem.  Water lilies only live in fresh water that is shallow & still, around the edges of lakes or in small ponds with no current.

You can actually plant water lilies in pots and sink the pots into the pond, or plant the stem directly into the muddy soil at the bottom of the pond. 

We are celebrating our annual Lily Celebration.
2/22 – 3/8 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 Lily 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 Lillies.

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!

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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.

Caring for your Lilies

Oriental Lilies in Glass VaseThere are many types of lilies. From the more commonly available ones such as the Stargazer lilies, Casablanca lilies, and Madonna Lilies to the rarer imported ones such as the Peruvian lilies, Sumatra lilies, African Queen lilies, and Maywood lilies. Despite the vast varieties of lilies, the care for fresh cut lilies, such as those you get from your local florists is rather similar.

You’ll notice the pollen in the center of your lilies. These pollens, if not removed, will stain the lily petals, your table tops, hands, or clothing. Therefore, it is essential for you to remove all the stamens once the lily bud begins to bloom.

The best time to remove the stamens from the lily is when the lily bud is half-bloomed and the stamens are yet to be pollinated. You can easily pull off the stamens with your fingers. However, you would need a scissors to remove the pollinated stamens if the lily has fully bloomed, it will stain your fingers.

Some lilies can have more than one bud on each stem. The timing and blooming process for each bud in a stem varies. One flower may wither earlier before the other buds have bloomed. If this is the case, simply cut the wilted flower off and allow the other buds to bloom.

Be sure to always cut your fresh stems again UNDER WATER before placing them in your vase or container at home. This will help the roots of the stem drink water & not dry out before placing them in water.

We are celebrating our annual Lily Celebration.
2/22 – 3/8 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 Lily 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 Lillies.

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!

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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.

Symbolism of Lilies

lily symbolismSymbolism

To the ancient Greeks, the lily stood for tenderness, while early Christians used the lily as a symbol of purity. Oddly, the famous “lily” portrayed in France’s “fleur de lys” heraldry, first adopted by the French court in 1179, actually depicts an iris.

We are celebrating our annual Lily Celebration.
2/22 – 3/8 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 Lily 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 Lillies.

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!

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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.

Lilly Fun Facts!

orange lilyThe lily, a flower revered by several cultures throughout history, has been used for symbolic and medicinal purposes, according to the Flowers & Plants Association. While several varieties produce bright colors, the famous “Madonna Lily” only blooms white.

Cultivation History

People have cultivated the lily for at least three millennia. Ancient Chinese and Assyrians revered the flower. Until the 1500s, however, the Madonna Lily remained the only known variety of the plant outside of Asia.

Medicinal Uses

Chinese folk medicine included lilies in remedies to bring good luck. Europeans also have used lilies in medicinal preparations throughout history. Lilies seemed to have some effect against depression and ingestion of toxins.

Pet Toxicity

While lilies may add elegance to a garden, they contain compounds that act as a deadly poison on cats. Homeowners should prevent their cats from going near lilies at all times.

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We are celebrating our annual Lily Celebration.
2/22 – 3/8 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 Lily 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 Lillies.

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!