5 Tips to Keep Your Festive Flowers Looking Great All Christmas

07 December 2020

This year, we’ve really embraced the magic of Christmas and still believe (more than ever) that the festive season can lift our spirits and sprinkle a little joy into our homes.

Seeing our wreaths, garlands and table centres fly off our ‘virtual’ shelves, and looking at all the gorgeous pictures you’ve shared with us on social media – we know you’ve also decked the halls with wild abandonment this year!

However, now you need to keep your fresh florals looking pristine and perky, right up until Christmas Day. Here are our top tips for helping you do just that…

 

  1.  Don’t be Afraid to Trim

Trim at least a half inch of stem off any fresh, floral bouquet before you put them in a vase and each time you change the water. *Pro Florist Tip* - trim on the diagonal and snip vertically through the middle of each stem for maximum water absorption.

Not all flowers and foliage perish at the same time. Don’t be afraid to prune and remove items that have outlived their beauty, it will help the rest of your arrangement shine for longer.

 

  1. Make Misting a Must

After you've arranged your fresh decorations, regular misting every 1-2 days will help keep wreaths, garlands and table centres properly hydrated so they will last longer. If your home is very dry, adding a humidifier near the decorations can also help keep them moist and healthy.

 

  1. Keep it Fresh

We recommend changing the water in your vase every three to four days. Old water will become polluted and filled with bacteria, this will hasten the dreaded wilt of your flowers. And remember to add more flower food each time you change your water for added oomph!

 

  1. Dig Out That Duster

While it is true that dried flower arrangements and wreaths require less TLC than their fresh counterparts, they still need a little love and attention. Make sure you dust your designs regularly to keep them looking spick and span for longer.

 

  1. Keep Your Cool

Cooler air will help keep your fresh, evergreen arrangements from drying out as quickly. If possible, avoid putting these decorations in a room with an active fireplace, and avoid positioning them in direct sunlight or near heating vents or other breezes or drafts. Moving the decorations outdoors or into a cooler area at night, such as into an unheated cellar or garage, can also help them stay fresh for much longer.

 

With these trusty tips, your fresh, festive decorations will be looking fantastic on Christmas Day!

Don’t forget that we’re open for business and ready for you to browse and buy our gorgeous range of fresh, festive florals, right up until Christmas Eve. You can buy online, to shop for contactless, local delivery or click/call & collect. And, don’t forget to check out our gorgeous range of luxury, add-on gifts, perfect for elevating a fresh, floral gift to the next, wow-inducing, level.