MIXED FLOWER CARE TIPS: FlowerFresh is dedicated in providing you premier quality fresh flowers direct from the source. We select our flowers, from farms that specialize in a particular flower type, to ensure you get the highest quality freshest flowers. A little extra care can make a big difference in maximizing the vase life of your flowers. The following care tips should be followed with all the flowers you receive:
- Cut the bottom of the flower stems diagonally under running water.
- Remove all the leaves that fall below the water line.
- Arrange your flower bouquet in a vase with lukewarm water mixed with the first packet of floral food
- Place your floral bouquet in a cool location away from direct sunlight, electrical appliances and drafts.
Top up the vase regularly with fresh water, re-cutting the flower stems when necessary.
Some Important Flower Days:
May 1: May Day - "Flower Garlands" "Lilac" May Day decoration, traced to pagan ceremonies celebrating the beginning of summer. Couples would go "a-Maying" after midnight, taking branches from trees and decorating them with garlands of flowers. Upon returning home soon after sunrise, the garlands would be placed over doors and windows. According to American frontier folklore, a young girl who wears a white dogwood blossom on this morning will learn the Christian name of her future husband when she meets the first man wearing a white hat that day.
"Lilac" Also known as "May-flower." Tradition says not to wear lilac (except on May Day); giving your betrothed lilacs indicated the engagement was off!
May 1: Lei Day - "Flower Leis" Lei Day, an annual celebration in Hawaii since 1928. "Lei Day is May Day" with celebrations and contests for the leis of flower blossoms, seed, and leaves.
May 13: The Tulip Time Festival - "Tulip" The Tulip Time Festival in Holland, is an annual four-day celebration of Tulips. Originated in 1927 when a local teacher suggested planting tulips as a civic beautification project, now celebrated with a parade and performances by the "Klompen Dancers" in wooden shoes.
May 17-23: National Wildflower Week
June 1: The Royal Poinciana Festival - "Royal Poinciana" The Royal Poinciana Festival in Miami coincides with the blooming of the Royal Poinciana trees that line the streets.
June 4: Portland Rose Festival - "Rose" The Portland Rose Festival has celebrated the beauty of the rose since 1907 with parties, parades, and competitions. Portland has come to be known as the "City of Roses".