609-607-9013

257 South Main St (Route 9)
Barnegat, NJ 08005

​Tips to Keep Your Flowers Lasting Longer

​Tips to Keep Your Flowers Lasting Longer

8th Oct 2017

We take pride in delivering the freshest, highest-quality flowers in the Ocean County area. Our florists are often asked how to keep them looking beautiful as long as possible. Luckily, just a little extra care can make a big difference.

Most arrangements will last from four to seven days or longer depending on the type of flowers included and the level of care they receive. Here are a few helpful tips for keeping those blossoms looking healthy and vibrant for you to enjoy.

  • 1. Remove any leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in the water promote bacterial growth, which will cause the flowers to wilt quickly.
  • 2. Using garden shears, cut the end of the stem off while holding it underwater. This allows the stems to draw in water instead of air. Make sure it’s a clean, diagonal cut, so the flowers can drink nutrients from the water easily.
  • 3. Change dirty water regularly. Wash the vase and replace it with nice, clean water every other day. Giving the flowers a clean environment will keep them happy and ward off bacterial growth.
  • 4. Avoid placing your flowers where heating or cooling vents can blow air on them. Areas directly under ceiling fans or on top of appliances that give off heat (like older televisions, radiators, etc.), will cause your flowers to dry out and wilt faster.
  • 5. Place away from direct sunlight. It may seem counter-intuitive, but your flowers will maintain their freshness much longer if they’re not over-heated.

We value all the emotions flowers can make us feel – excited, sentimental, appreciated, loved. Help the feeling last longer by taking care of your arrangement and keeping it looking it’s freshest for days on end. Have other questions about your flowers? Feel free to contact us or call our professional florists at the shop, and we’re happy to pass along the information you need.

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  • Rose Garden Florist
  • 609-607-9013
  • 257 South Main St (route 9)
    Barnegat, NJ 08005

About us

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Rose Garden Florist of Barnegat, New Jersey is proud to serve Barnegat and Ocean County, including the picturesque shore towns on Long Beach Island. We offer quality, personalized service for all of our customers, whether for a festive event for 300 guests, or a simple bouquet of tender spring blossoms to honor a loved one�s special day. We have a continuing commitment to offering our clients newer floral design trends as well as traditional favorites.

Please remember that design is a highly creative profession, so the selections here are only a portion of what our busy minds can create for you. If you do not see something to your taste from our online gallery, please call our shop and speak with our professional floral consultants, to help you create a one of a kind piece just for you!