We’re gathering our useful tips and advice on caring for your fresh flowers, succulents, plants or new terrarium below. Read on to learn more!
Fresh cut flowers have an expected vase-life of around 4-7 days, depending on room conditions. Some varieties of flowers, like the ones in our Spring Mix and Spring Mason Jar Bundles, have a lifespan of 4-5 days.
To maximize the life of your flowers:
1. When they first arrive, use floral pruners or a sharp knife (please be careful!) to cut 1-2” off each stem, at a 45˚ angle.
2. Remove any leaves or flowers that would fall below the water line.
3. Fill your favourite vase with fresh, cool water.
4. Arrange flowers in vase, ensuring all stem ends are submerged.
Designer tip: When building your arrangement, try keeping multiples of the same flower or color in clusters, for a more modern look.
5. Display your flowers avoiding direct sun, hot or cold drafts, and fruits (which release flower-aging ethylene gases).
6. Replace water and recut stems every couple of days.
To keep your succulent terrarium looking it’s best:
- Display your terrarium in bright, indirect light.
- Pro tip: Insufficient light will cause etoiliation – long, weak stems and smaller leaves. During the fall and winter, try to give your succulents as much sunlight as possible.
- Remember to water your succulent terrarium lightly, about every 2-3 weeks. Allow soil to become mostly dry between waterings.
- Aim for a couple of tablespoons of water around the base of each plant. (Try a turkey baster to avoid splashing!)
- Pro tip: Growing conditions can vary significantly – for instance, if your terrarium receives a lot of light, or your home is very warm, it may need more frequent watering. If your succulents are losing leaves or look wrinkly, take a peek at the rocks and dirt through the lower part of the glass – if they look completely dry, try more water. A bit soggy? Water less often.
- Use a soft craft paintbrush to dust stray soil and dust off leaves and rocks.