Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Why do supermarket flowers last such a short time?

A. The old adage “you get what you pay for” applies here. Flowers from the supermarket may appear to be a bargain, however most frequently they are the leftovers and ‘seconds’ from the flower markets. And virtually no supermarket has the refrigeration necessary to keep flowers as fresh as they need to be to last. A supermarket flower or plant can never meet the standards that a free-standing florist must maintain. After all, flowers are the lifeblood of our business.

Q. How long can an orchid live once we bring it home?

A. Orchids represent a fantastic value in that they can live happily for weeks on end. We have customers who buy orchids every three months for year ‘round bloom. The key here is to keep your orchids out of direct sun and to keep them moist by drenching them in water once a week or more frequently if they are dry. Orchids thrive in cool environments so they’re ideal in winter when you turn the heat down even into the 50s.

Q. What’s the best way to keep flowers fresh?

A. Changing the water every three days can keep an arrangement fresher longer.

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