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 Spring Class Info & Schedule for 2014

Spring Design Class Schedule 2014 MASTER COPYLearn floral arranging from the experts at Field of Flowers!

Our program consists of a single one hour class in which students will work with a talented instructor to create a new and exciting arrangement each week, using fresh cut spring flowers, accenting materials & techniques that work well with these flowers.  You’ll learn the basics for one Spring styled design.

Our fee of $40 covers the class, flowers and supplies.  Students must bring their own floral clippers, or can purchase them before class.  We offer our economy clippers for $12.70 and our professional grade clippers for $39.50.

Class dates & times are as follows…

Boca Raton –
Apr 2 at 3pm or Apr 12 at 3pm

Davie –
Apr 2 at 3pm or Apr 12 at 3pm

Palmetto Bay –
Apr 2 at 3pm or Apr 12 at 10am

 

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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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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.

Plants in March!

hyd springtime bloomWe will be having some beautiful Spring Bulb Plants such as Tulips, Daffodils & Paper Whites (Narcisus). They will be featured throughout our Flower Markets this month. They are the perfect seasonal house warming gift or just something to brighten your day. Along side these beauties we will be featuring full Hydrangea plants, Easter Lilies and mini Violet plants. Stop by soon and enjoy these incredible plants with us!

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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.

DIY: Glitter Vase

DIY Glitter VasesHere is a simple way to glitter up your vases! This is perfect for that girly birthday party or for fun home decor for Spring.

What you’ll need:
Mod Podge, any color glitter, your favorite vases with a wide enough mouth opening, and your favorite flowers.

How to create it:
Cover the inside of the vase with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Be sure to cover all areas where you want the glitter to hold. Don’t let the Mod Podge dry, pour glitter inside the vase & rotate vase around so glitter covers all the glue area. If you miss a spot, just re apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to that area & cover with glitter as desired.

Follow the directions on the container about drying times.

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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.

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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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.

FREE Birthday Flowers for March Birthdays!

Do you have a birthday this month? Have the secret code for this month’s birthdays?

Tulip Garden

Secret Code: GARDEN14

If you are one of the first 50 South Florida birthday celebrants, we’ll email you a coupon for a free birthday rose bouquet….

Click here to fill out the form!

First 50 to sign-up only, so share at your own discretion ;-)

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.

FREE DIY Wedding Design Demo 2014

DIY Wedding Demo Schedule 2014 - MASTER COPYLearn floral arranging from the experts at Field of Flowers!

The Field of Flowers DIY Wedding Demo is approximately 1 hour long.  The instructor will create several styles of floral arrangements, step-by-step!

Our FREE demo is done in promotion of our DIY Wedding Design Seminar (available for $130).  Come to get great DIY Wedding ideas & choose to sign up for a hands on class that will teach you so much more!

The demo dates are as follows…

March 8 at 3pm
May 24 at 12pm
August 30 at 3pm

The FREE DIY Wedding Demo will take place at our Davie Flower Market only.

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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.