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How often do the stems have to be cut?

What temperature should the water be?

When should you change the water in a vase?

What should you add to the water to prolong the life of the flowers?

Can you put flowers in any container?

Why do the heads of roses droop over?

Is it true that daffodils and narcissus are harmful to other flowers?

If you have other questions about flowers, it will be our pleasure to answer them by email or regular mail.
email: info@savoirfleur.com.

 

How often do the stems have to be cut?
Stems should be cut when you first get your flowers and then every 3 or 4 days. To find out if the stems need to be re-cut, simply look at the ends. If they have darkened, you will know it is time to re-cut them 2cm.

What temperature should the water be?
Water should be no warmer than room temperature and if possible let it stand for a while to allow air bubbles caused by the aerator on the faucet to dissipate.

When should you change the water in a vase?
You should change the water if it has changed colour, has dead leaves in it, or looks contaminated.

What should you add to the water to prolong the life of the flowers?
To prolong the life of the flowers, you should add the packets of fresh flower food supplied by Savoir Fleur in the bouquets or available from florists. Aspirin, sugar and javel water fill only part of flowers’ needs.

Can you put flowers in any container?
No, you should not put flowers in just any container. Metal vases should be avoided because the acid in the flower food together with the metal in the vase will set off a reaction that flowers do not endure well. The same is true for crystal vases as crystal contains lead, which is a metal.

Why do the heads of roses droop over?
Rose heads droop because they lack water. The cause is blocked stems that have sealed up or stems that have absorbed microscopic debris in the water, preventing water from reaching the head of the rose.

Is it true that daffodils and narcissus are harmful to other flowers?
Yes, these two varieties of flowers leak a milky substance from their stem. When dissolved in the water, it is absorbed by other flowers thus inhibiting proper absorption.