May 21, 2019 3 min read

What Do I Do After Getting a Fresh Flower Delivery?

Imagine, the doorbell has just rung and you’re sitting in your kitchen staring at fresh flowers in a beautiful vase. Delivered by your local flower shop, you are left with a plethora of emotions! Gratitude, joy and sometimes… anxiety. You know your flowers will die within the week and the thought of throwing away your beautiful display worries you. No worries, we have 3 tips for what to do to make your time with your beautiful fresh flowers an amazing experience!

Express Your Gratitude

One of the greatest gifts in life, second to fresh flowers, is the gift of gratitude!Forbes Magazine has listed the 7 Benefits we get from expressing gratitude! Did you know gratitude can boost your self-esteem and help you sleep better? What’s better than a bountiful bouquet than a good nights rest and a fresh boost of confidence! Thank you cards or texts can also do wonders for improving your relationships.

If someone you know and like has sent you flowers for a happy occasion, you should respond with a thank you. If you know this person well as a friend or loved one, you may even want to give them a hug. The same is true if you’ve received flowers for an illness you’re suffering or the death of a loved one. Thank the person for thinking of you during your time of illness or grief.

Create A Special Water Mix To Help Your Flowers Live Longer

In a recent blog post, we mentioned we had discovered the fountain of youth for fresh flowers!After lots of research, trial, and error, we have discovered thata single drop of Melaleuca essential oil in the water will help your fresh flowers last longer!Click here to check out our “secret recipe”. You can also use this recipe for flowers that you’ve picked yourself!

Find Them A Special Place

Change the vase, clear off an area on your counter or table and admire your flowers during their lifespan! Check out our fresh flower care post for a comprehensive guide to taking care of your fresh flower delivery! Here are some general instructions:

  • Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out the flowers and cause wilting.
  • If your flowers came in plastic, remove this as soon as possible.
  • Avoid placing flower arrangements in windowsills and other areas withfull sun where flowers can wilt due to overheating.
  • Keep your vase filled with water! All flower and foliage stems should be submerged. Flowers stay fresher, longer when they can get a drink!
  • If yourflowers came in a basket or other container with foam, add fresh water every day.
  • For best results,cut stemswith a sharp knife at an angle about one to two inches from the bottom. This allows them to better absorb water. Do not use scissors to cut your flowers because they can crush the stems and prevent water absorption.

Our local Riverton flower shop is here to serve you with all your floral needs. Dazio Floral can deliver your loved ones beautiful flower arrangements for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, birthdays, get well, sympathy, love & romance, just because, new baby and more! Our flower shop has trained florists, effective delivery drivers, and fresh luscious blooms!