Would you like to style your bouquet the way we do? Here are some tips from Benjamin, our Lead Florist, to help you arrange your bouquet the right way and make your flowers last longer.
To make sure you get the freshest blooms, we pick them while they're still in bud and send them directly to you.
You'll enjoy them in your own home for longer. However, they won't look like their ready to photograph yet, but it's wonderful to watch them bloom over 24-48 hours.
Flowers looking sad?
There's no reason to be concerned about some of your stems looking sad. After their journey to you, they are just sleepy. Greenery and flowers use water to prop-up their stems so they'll perk up when back in water.
To keep your flowers fresh for a longer time, make sure you condition your stems before arranging. These secrets from our pro florists will get the very best out of your flower arrangements.
The outer guard petals are left intact to protect the delicate inner petals.
To remove them, gently pinch them away from the base. Simple!
When you receive your stems, they will feel dry, which means they won't be able to drink a lot of water.
Cut the ends of their stems at an angle for 3-5cm to help them out.
It is important to remove any leaves that will fall below the waterline in your vase or they will deteriorate.
When the leaves are removed where the stems make contact with the water, we ensure the stems are always drawing up fresh clean water.
Cut the stems at different heights
The tallest should be cut to at least 3-5cm; for the smallest, use the height of the vase (flower heads should rest on the rim of the vase).
Make sure to cut a mixture of stems into each tier.
Ensure that your vase is still
If you want a full looking bouquet, you should pick a side before you start arranging, and don't rotate the vase while you add your flowers.
Begin with your support stems and cross them into the vase
Put the taller stems at the back of the vase and the shorter ones at the front.
Add different types of flowers one variety at a time
You can also try making triangle shapes with three of the same flower to evenly distribute the colors and textures.
Learn how to keep your flowers fresh up to 7 days with our Flower Care guide.