Today we are partnering with Enjoy Flowers to share how to properly cut, prepare, and display a fresh bouquet of delivery flowers. Any of you who knows us well, knows about our passionate love for flowers. After our big move across the country a few years ago and purchasing a new home, one of our first goals was to plant some of our favorite flowers in our yard so we could make our own garden fresh bouquets for display in our home and to give as gifts. We struggled with this at first realizing that Utah can be very dry at certain times of the year and make it hard for certain varieties of flowers to thrive. If you haven’t heard of Enjoy Flowers, they are a great flower delivery subscription service that delivers long-lasting fresh flowers once or twice a month. We love this idea because for the months that flowers don’t grow in our garden or for the varieties that don’t grow well here, We can order the flowers directly from their local farm located in Colombia to our doorstep within 4 days, which makes these last days longer than store-bought flowers.
If you are interested in this flower subscription service, you just choose the kind of flowers you like, whether that is vase-ready fresh bouquets or loose stems you can arrange on your own. Next you choose your size by selecting how many stems to receive with each delivery (based on how you want to enjoy your flowers). Finish your subscription by choosing how often: your delivery frequency can be once a month or every two weeks.
We’re offering a special promo today in partnership with Enjoy Flowers: Sign up and your first delivery is on the house! You’ll also get a complimentary size upgrade on your first three orders when you use the code: BREWED. Who doesn’t love a free fresh bouquet of flowers?! We hope you’ll share the love and send a subscription to someone to brighten their day, month, or year!
Below are steps we’re sharing today on how you can prepare your bouquet when it arrives to your home.
Step 1: Open box and remove flowers.
Step 2: Prepare a large vase with water and flower food (this should arrive with your bouquet). Cut flowers with sharp scissors or even garden shears at a 45 degree angle.
Step 3: Arrange flowers stem by stem in your vase and recut as needed. (*Tip: Try to add different levels of height to your stems so that all varieties of flowers and foliage are visible once displayed. I generally choose the biggest and brightest flowers and try to make one of these the tallest of all the stems, and then a few of them at staggered heights below it. After this, I add variations of heights to the other plants and arrange so that all the flowers are visible. Cutting conservatively is best because you can always trim more length off later if needed.)
Step 4: Use the zip tie that came with your bouquet to tie around your bouquet if you’d like all the flowers to stay in the same place or if your vase will not hold them in the same place (i.e. I used a larger vase, so I opted for the zip tie to help secure the flowers in just the right spots). Also remove any netting wrapped around some of the blooms to help hold their shape.
Step 5: Place your flowers near sunlight so they can enjoy the most time in your home.
Step 6: On days 5 and 10, recut the stems at the bottom of the bouquet at 45 degree angles to ensure the longest life of your bouquet. And enjoy!
Photography by Marilyn Nimz
**Fresh bouquet photographed c/o Enjoy Flowers
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