Care & Handling Guide
These intriguing blooms are sweet and sassy. Often mistaken for a poppy, they have delicate petals and a unique blue-black center. The name anemone comes from the Greek word meaning “windflowers” and they bloom in an array of vivid colors. Their curvy stems give them just the right touch of whimsy that will have your bouquet or centerpiece filled with elation!
- Unpack: When your fresh flowers arrive at your door remove the protective covering that has been placed around the blooms for shipping. Please recycle any packaging depending on regulations in your area. The stems usually have a bend and can get tangled up easily, carefully separate each flower from the bunch.
- Trim and Hydrate: Using sharp scissors or clippers snip at least an inch off of each stem, be sure to trim at an angle to encourage maximum hydration. Place the trimmed stems in tepid water right away and give them some time to drink it in.
- Stem Preparation: It’s a good idea to provide the stems with support during hydration. For this, use a vase that is tall enough for stems and blooms to be above the brim. If your vase does not fit the bill, you can loosely wrap paper around the stems to help them stay upright. Be sure to remove any leaves that might fall below the water line in your vase, this will help to keep the water as fresh as possible and make your job easier!
- Wait and Watch: t is a good idea to let any fresh-cut flowers hydrate for several hours or even overnight. This will encourage a sturdier stem and a longer vase life.
- Arrange and Maintain: Now is the time to have some fun! Whether you plan to keep it simple by letting the blooms stand alone or are incorporating them into a floral design, just give each stem a fresh snip, remember to cut at any angle! Place the arrangement in cool fresh water and enjoy! It is important to keep the water clean and clear to extend the vase life of any flower. Changing it every day or two is a good idea and while you’re at it, a fresh snip will keep them vibrant and standing tall!