There are many old wives tales in regards to extending the vase life of cut flowers. Such tactics as putting lemonade or sugar in the water, while loosely based on science, is not the best thing for your flowers and can actually do more harm than good.
The first step in ensuring you get the most out of your flowers is to start with a clean vase, scrub it with bleach or put it in the dishwasher. The important thing to remember is that bacteria is the enemy, the grunge left in the vase after your last bunch of flowers died will kill your flowers faster than anything else.
If you want to add something to the water the best option is to use the packets of cut flower preservative (flower food) that your florist gives you with the flowers. It is important however to closely follow the directions on the packet as adding too much, or not enough, can actually do more harm than good. The preservative contains sugar in a form that is readily absorbed by the flowers, and an antibacterial agent. If you do not have any cut flower preservative available, add a small drop of bleach to the water – the bleach kills the bacteria, keeping the water (and vase) clean.
Taking care of the flowers from the moment you receive them is paramount if you want to get the longest vase life from them. Do not leave the flowers out of water any longer than necessary, and keep them cool and away from direct sunlight. Before placing the flowers in the vase be sure to remove any leaves that will be below the water line – these will rot in the water and produce bacteria. At the last moment, using a sharp knife or scissors, cut about 2 – 3 cm off the end of the flower stems, on an angle and the put the flower in water. Lastly, be careful where you place the flowers. They should be kept cool, away from direct sunlight.
Every other day the water should be changed, rinse out the vase and add cut flower preservative or a drop of bleach each time, and again cutting the stems just before the flowers go back in to water.
We have some great new Father’s Day gift ideas available on-line or in-store. Check out our Terrariums or our For Him Gift Basket. Also new this year we have something special for the dads that love chocolate. We have put together a package showcasing the delicious Fremantle Chocolate Factory range – featuring a box of chocolate truffles and three boxes of deluxe chocolates.
Our gift basket range is updated every year so have a look – we may just have the perfect gift for your dad.
Hanging Basket Florist deliver directly to all suburbs between Mandurah and Fremantle – including Warnbro. Although we do charge a delivery fee, unlike some on-line flower sellers, we are upfront about this and do not deduct any hidden fees from the flower value – so you really do get what you pay for..
It is our goal to provide excellent value for money with quality flowers – in short, to make flowers an affordable, everyday purchase. We always have something on special – like the tulip posy below which we had available for $57.50 – including a free vase!
For a fair price florist in Warnbro WA call Hanging Basket Florist on (08) 95275562.
On 11th July 1983 Neil and Margaret Smith opened their little florist shop in Rockingham. We have had many changes since then, moved around the shopping centre to half a dozen different locations, and a new generation are now running the business – but Hanging Basket Florist still provide beautiful fresh flowers and excellent service.
See below for our special email we sent out for the birthday – something that we couldn’t have done 30 years ago!
*Use the Coupon Code “Happy Birthday” when ordering online to add your free 250g Fremantle Chocolate Factory Deluxe Chocolate Box to your order (minimum spend $35 inc Delivery) Offer valid Mon 1 July 2013 to Sat 29 July 2013
We deliver to all suburbs between Mandurah and Fremantle
Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham Shopping Centre Ph (08) 9527 5562 PS – Special Bonus for local customers – Come in to our store on our birthday Thurs 11 July 2013 and wish us “Happy Birthday” to receive a FREE flower!
We have been very busy this year in the lead up to Christmas. With Interflora releasing a new selection guide we have had many images of beautiful flowers to go through to try to select which arrangements we would like to add to our online offering. You can see a few of them here along with our own designs. Also just in time for Christmas we have added the new range of Interflora Gift Hampers to our online selection. But of course, flowers are the perfect choice for someone that has everything this Christmas.
For delivery in the Rockingham area (Mandurah to Fremantle) all arrangements, bouquets, gift baskets and other gift items can be ordered online, however if you see something on our website that you would like be delivered outside this area you will need to call us (08) 9527 5562 to place your order as not all items are available to send through Interflora and the Interflora service fee will need to be added to the price in addition to the standard delivery fee.
Those that have signed up to receive our email would have been sent a coupon code (“Christmas 2012”) to use on our website to get a %15 discount on all locally delivered items ordered on our website before 20th December 2012. To be sure that you don’t miss out on future discount opportunities you can sign up here.
Finally we would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
We have some great gift ideas including flowers, balloons, plants and chocolates available for delivery in the Rockingham area (including Wellard) from $19.50 (plus the applicable delivery fee). Just look under the “Occasions” tab on our website and find the link to “Gifts Under $50” to see our selection.