For Cut Flower Bunches & Arrangements...
Field of Flowers offers over 150 varieties of beautiful flowers from growers who have passed rigorous testing to insure the utmost in quality and vase life.
Is light and temperature important?
Yes. The more light the better, but be careful of too much heat from direct sunlight or strong indoor lights.
Is humidity important?
Yes. Light helps flowers to open, develop and last longer, however, be careful of the heat that comes with direct sunlight or strong indoor lights, because high heat will cause flowers to wilt prematurely.
Do cut flowers need a clean environment?
Yes. The vase should be absolutely clean. Always use “flower food” with a germicide and remove any foliage below the water line to avoid microbe growth.
Is "flower food" important?
Yes. It provides the nutrition the flowers would receive if they were still on the plant. At Field of Flowers, all our flowers are placed in a flower food solution. In addition, an extra packet is included with each arrangement and/or bunch of flowers.
Should I cut the stems of my flowers?
lf you purchase an arrangement, it is not necessary. We’ve already done it. If you purchase loose cut flowers, cut off about 1/2” off the stem with a sharp knife or shears, preferably under water, before placing them in your vase. When cutting stems, be sure not to “strip the bark” from the stem because It protects and extends the life of the flower.
Should I remove the leaves?
Leave on as many as possible, but not below the water line. And remove yellowing or damaged leaves to keep your flowers looking fresher longer.
There are hundreds of hybrid varieties (or “cultivars”) of roses. Yet, only a dozen or so selected growers meet the rigorous testing standards required by Field of Flowers. It is your assurance that the roses we offer will outperform those you can buy anywhere else.
Roses have a reputation for being delicate and short-lived. Is this true?
No. If roses are of high quality and handled properly, they actually last longer than many other flowers.
If a rose Is "open", does that mean it’s old?
No. A closed, tight rose is no guarantee of freshness. When harvested too tight, a rose may never open. We prefer that our growers harvest roses when they have begun to open.
How can I tell if a rose is fresh?
Your best proof is to buy from a quality-oriented source that can guarantee the roses will last. When you shop at Field of Flowers, you have our guarantee of freshness.
Will aspirin in the vase water make roses last longer?
Yes. Aspirin adds acidity, which roses like. Even better is Sprite or any clear, citrus flavored soft drink, which adds acidity and sugar. (Use one part Sprite to five parts water). However the best additive is the fresh flower food that all roses receive at Field of Flowers.
Should I remove the thorns from roses?
There’s no reason to remove thorns, unless they get in your way. If it’s necessary, cut only the thorn tip and do not disturb the bark of the stem.