At The Flower Garden we want to ensure that your fresh cut flowers last as long as possible. 


Nothing makes you smile quite like fresh flowers. They can instantly lift your mood, your day, your home, everything! Whether it’s a gorgeous bouquet of roses, a pretty posy from a friend, pink peonies fresh from the garden, or that impulsive bunch of loveliness you grabbed just because, you want to make sure your flowers last as long as possible.

Here are some tips from The Gold Coast's Flower Experts that will help you to keep your flowers fresh, lasting longer and looking their best.


Select a vase that is the right size for your flowers. We try to keep the height of the vase 40 to 60% of the height of your bouquet (and always make sure it is clean. Bacteria is the worst enemy of fresh flowers).


Fill the vase with lukewarm water. Floral preservative can be added BUT make sure your flowers like it!


Clean the flower stems. Stripping all the leaves below the water level will stop bacteria growing in the water.


Cut the stems at an angle and put them in water immediately.


Avoid direct sunlight, heat, bright light and draughts as these will wilt your flowers.


Arrange your flowers and sit back and enjoy the view. Replenish the water frequently. Change the water entirely every 2-3 days to prolong the life of your blooms.

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