Tips & Care for your Cut Sunflowers

sunflowers MDFirst, 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.

(credit: http://www.chainoflifenetwork.org)

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!

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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.

Brighten your space with Sunflowers!

Sunflowers in Glass BowlFall is just starting to set in, and the Sunflowers are available at spectacular prices. There are so many reasons to celebrate the joys of life with these incredibly beautiful, symbolic flowers. From their association with the sun and life, to their attention getting color and the fact that they are a native American flower!

The origins of the name of the Sunflower is plain to see! The Sunflower has the shape of a sun. And its scientific name, Helianthus annuus, is derived from the ancient sun god, Helios. Fancy that. It is a myth that Sunflowers are heliotropic, or follow the sun.

Sunflowers can be dyed an amazing variety of colors, but their natural eye popping yellow is by far the nicest choice. The bright color is associated with everything from happiness, gold and…you guessed it…sunshine. The fact that the petals surround a rich, dark heart of chocolate brown makes its yellow coloration even stronger.

Did you know? Sunflowers are a native species to the Americas and are an important economical crop for the U.S.

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!

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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.

 

Flowering Facts: Sunflowers

sunflower pic 11Sunflowers have nodding daisy-like blossoms, 2 to 10 or more inches in diameter.  The flower heads are made up of “petals,” (ray florets) surrounding central disks that compromise hundreds of tiny yellow, brown, green, or deep purple flowers.  Some varieties, like Teddy Bear Sunflowers, have more rows of petals and appear to not have any disk florets in the center.  Sunflowers offer 5 to 14 days of vase life, depending on variety, environmental conditions and care.  Sunflowers are available year-round, although production peaks from June through October. 

(credit: http://www.chainoflifenetwork.org)

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.

Replant your Sunflower Seeds!

SUNFLOWER SEEDS PT 1After your beautiful sunflowers dry out and start to wilt, you’ll notice the center of the sunflower starting to show some seeds. The seeds should be full in size and dark colored. If the centers are more of a light green with small buds, they are not quite ready to be plucked.

                                                        Fully developed seeds can be dried out and planted one by one, allowing about a foot of space between each seed. Plant the seeds about ½” under the soil’s surface and water twice daily, keeping the soil moist. The seeds should germinate within 14 days.

SUNFLOWER SEEDS PT 2

 

TIP: Sunflowers thrive best during the summer and in an area that receives plenty of sunshine!

(credit: http://www.chainoflifenetwork.org)

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.

It’s Sunflower Season!

SunflowerSunflowers are one of four major crops of global importance that are native to the United States. Several million acres of land are devoted to the production of ornamental, oil-seed and food-producing crops. These flowers are native to the plains of North America, from southern Canada to northern Mexico, as well as to portions of South America. Sunflowers will dry nicely standing in a vase. To dry them so their heads face upward, hang them upside down in a warm, dark, well-ventilated area. The giant flower on sunflowers is actually made up of many tiny blooms, the center of the sunflower, where the seeds develop, is made up of tiny blossoms that bees absolutely love. Sunflowers typically grow between 5 and 12 feet tall. At the bud stage, sunflowers exhibit a unique trait called heliotropism — the bud of the sunflower faces the sun at all times throughout the day, starting the day facing east, and ending it facing west. The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas and the national flower of Ukraine. Sunflowers need full sun and rich, well-drained soil to reach their maximum height.

(credit: http://www.chainoflifenetwork.org)

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.

 

Caring for your Sunflowers

When you first arrive home, remove any packaging, stem bindings and any leaves that would be submerged under water in your vase.  Once this has been done, rinse the stems under tepid running water (sunflowers are often field grown and have “hairy” stems that can capture debris and contaminate vase solutions).  Re-cut the stems on an angle with a clean, sharp blade, removing at least 1 inch of stem, then place the sunflowers into a clean vase of water with properly proportioned flower-food solution.

Did you know? Flowers do not benefit nutritionally from flower food, but instead the solution is 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 and change flower-food solution every other day to prevent bacteria buildup.

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 down.

Reminder, Field of Flowers will be having their annual Sunflower Celebration from Sat 10/13 – Sat 10/27 at the Boca Raton & Davie Flower Markets. Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Sunflower Arrangements, Stems and Bunches!

Plus, every Sat at 2pm during our celebration we will have a FREE Design Demonstration.  Our designers will show you how to create a stunning floral arrangement using sunflowers!

Don’t leave after the demo; we will raffle off the arrangement our designer created to one of our lucky attendees. —- Only at our Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets!

_____________________________________________________________

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.

Fun Facts about Sunflowers

Sunflowers are one of four major crops of global importance that are native to the United States. Several million acres of land are devoted to the production of ornamental, oil-seed and food-producing crops. These flowers are native to the plains of North America, from southern Canada to northern Mexico, as well as to portions of South America.
Sunflowers will dry nicely standing in a vase. To dry the sunflowers so their heads face upward, hang them upside down in a warm, dark, well-ventilated area.
The giant flower on sunflowers is actually made up of many tiny blooms, the center of the sunflower, where the seeds develop, is made up of tiny blossoms that bees absolutely love.
Sunflowers typically grow between 5 and 12 feet tall. At the bud stage, sunflowers exhibit a unique trait called heliotropism — the bud of the sunflower faces the sun at all times throughout the day, starting the day facing east, and ending it facing west.
The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas and the national flower of Ukraine. Sunflowers need full sun and rich, well-drained soil to reach their maximum height.

Reminder, Field of Flowers will be having their annual Sunflower Celebration from Sat 10/13 – Sat 10/27 at the Boca Raton & Davie Flower Markets. Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Sunflower Arrangements, Stems and Bunches!

Plus, every Sat at 2pm during our celebration we will have a FREE Design Demonstration.  Our designers will show you how to create a stunning floral arrangement using sunflowers!

Don’t leave after the demo; we will raffle off the arrangement our designer created to one of our lucky attendees. —- Only at our Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets!

_____________________________________________________________

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.

Did you know? All about sunflowers….

Sunflowers have nodding daisy-like blossoms, 2 to 10 or more inches in diameter. The flower heads are made up of “petals,” (ray florets) surrounding central disks that compromise hundreds of tiny yellow, brown, green, or deep purple flowers. Some varieties, like Teddy Bear Sunflowers, have more rows of petals and appear to not have any disk florets in the center. Sunflowers offer 5 to 14 days of vase life, depending on variety, environmental conditions and care. Sunflowers are available year-round, although production peaks from June through October.

Reminder, Field of Flowers will be having their annual Sunflower Celebration from Sat 10/13 – Sat 10/27 at the Boca Raton & Davie Flower Markets. Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Sunflower Arrangements, Stems and Bunches!

Plus, every Sat at 2pm during our celebration we will have a FREE Design Demonstration.  Our designers will show you how to create a stunning floral arrangement using sunflowers!

Don’t leave after the demo; we will raffle off the arrangement our designer created to one of our lucky attendees. —- Only at our Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets!

_____________________________________________________________

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.