It's a vase, vase baby! That's right, you're the proud, new owner of a shippable 360° arrangement (and you probably now have a certain song stuck in your head - you're welcome). We know it sounds simple, but this vase was designed and boxed by hand in our warehouse in San Francisco and then shipped sideways, suspended in air all the way to your doorstep. Can you tell we're super excited? We hope you are too! Longtime #fglove-rs have been turning our hand-tied, burlap-wrapped arrangements into centerpieces for as long as we've been making 'em, and finally we have a turn-key option for those feeling less adventurous (or short on time)! So save (most) of the elbow grease for our DIY dreams - the heavy lifting is on us this time! Read below for our top tips for caring for your new blooms:
Trimming 101: Once you've removed your flowers and vase from your box, grab your sharp kitchen shears or scissors. You'll need to give your stems a quick trim before placing them in your vase. We like to trim the stems so that the first blooms start 1/2" to 1" above the lip of the vase. Pro-Tip: even if you like the height of your flowers we still recommend trimming at least 1/2" off the ends. This will ensure your flowers can drink water most efficiently! You'll also notice your arrangement comes with a handy, dandy tape line This helps the flowers hold their design as they travel/ Once you chop 'em, it's time to drop those blooms into the vase we shipped with your arrangement once you fill it 1/4 of the way with cool tape water, of course. Just before you lower the blooms fully into the water, use your scissors to snip the tape line. Release and admire! We shipped this arrangement designed and ready to go, but feel free to rearrange any flowers or foliage to your liking.
Give it a Zhush! We've carefully made, wrapped and shipped this arrangement to you but flowers are flowers! See a broken stem? Not to worry! We always ship a few extra stems for these "just in case" situations. Once you trim and drop your stems into the vase, remove any broken or dead heads! Dead flowers will cause early decay in the water and can cause your healthy flowers to die faster!
H2Oh! Your flowers have also traveled many miles and hours to get to you - dehydration is more than normal! Signs that your blooms need a beverage? Drooping, heavy heads! Trim your stems as instructed and get them into cool tap water. Give your stems a few hours to hydrate. 99% of the time, you'll find that any sleepyheads will be looking alive, awake, alert, and enthusiastic!