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Floral How To

Ever Wondered How To Soak Floral Foam? or How To Wire Flowers? Want some Tips on Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh? Want Floral Drama? We have all this and more for you right here in our Floral How To section!

How to Use Floral Foam

33 Quick Tips to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

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Create Fabulous Floral Fashion

4 Easy Steps for Creating Trend-Savvy Botanical Headpieces

Want Drama? Elevate Floral Designs 4 Ways

Don’t Wilt!

Why and How to Wire and Tape Flowers

Why and How to Glue Flowers

Tips for keeping Flowers fresh without a water source

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ROSE CARE & HANDLING

ROSE CARE & HANDLINGRose suppliers face challenges throughout the year at every point in the distribution chain.  Among them are pathogen and ethylene control, temperature management, and correct care and handling. Despite these challenges, Valentine’s demand means suppliers have to extend their harvest and storage periods.  The additional days needed means that it’s necessary every measure is taken to preserve and care for roses and spray roses along their journey to fresh.

Keep it fresh!

Good temperature management

Temperature is critical to overall quality.  Place roses into a 1 to 3 C cooler, with 75 to 85 percent relative humidity. Maintaining low temperature and high humidity is important to minimize water loss and maximize vase life. If you process flowers outside of the cooler, make sure that you minimize the amount of time that the flowers are outside of the ideal storing temperatures.

1. Disease prevention

Preventing diseases, such as Botrytis, requires control measures such as:

  • Temperature management.
  • Minimizing or eliminating temperature fluctuations.
  • Proper sanitation.
  • Gently removing all grower packaging from bunches when unpacking boxes.
  • Avoiding touching or handling flowers by their blooms.
  • It is best to avoid getting flower blooms wet.
  • Avoiding dropping or throwing flower boxes to prevent physical damage.
  • Making sure your supplier has treated your cut flowers with an ethylene action inhibitor.
  • Making sure that the cooler humidity is not too high (anything over 90% humidity encourages diseases).
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