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A Whole Bunch Flower Market 781-221-0016
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9AM − 7PM
Sunday & Holidays: 9AM − 2PM

How to Care for Cut Flowers

At A Whole Bunch Flower Market, we carry the freshest flowers possible. All are conditioned with great care. The following are some easy steps you can take to ensure the maximum vase life from your cut flowers.

  • Protect your flowers from extreme heat or cold in transport. Flowers can travel several hours without water; they can even endure high and low temperatures for a short time. Just be careful to keep the time that your flowers are below freezing (32 degrees F) and above 85 degrees F to a minimum.
  • Remove any foliage that will be under water. Cleaning off the lower foliage will help the water in your vase stay cleaner. Allow the upper foliage to remain. Leaves are the "lungs" of a flower, and blooms will be bigger and longer-lasting when healthy foliage remains on the stem.
  • Use complimentary flower food as directed. At A Whole Bunch we give Chrysal Clear Cut Flower Food with every fresh flower purchase. When used in the correct measure, one 5 gram package per one pint of lukewarm water or one 10 gram package per quart of lukewarm water. This product is a water softener and natural germ killer. In the wrong measure it may not do either. Clean water that is easily absorbed is essential for long-lasting blooms.
  • Give all stems a fresh cut. Flowers will naturally heal the cut of their stems during transport. Always cut each stem with clean, sharp scissors just before placing them in water. An angle cut is best.
  • Placement: Enjoy your flowers away from heat or extreme cold. Moving air can cause wilting or diminished vase life as well. Never store or display flowers close to fresh fruit or any other ethylene producing material.
  • Changing the water: If the water in your vase turns cloudy, it’s time for a change. Wash out the vase, and mix a new batch of fresh water and Chrysal. Cut 1/2 inch off all stems. Many times, the particles clouding the vase will clog the bottom of the flower stems. The good news is the particles never travel more than ½ inch up the stem. Removing the lower half inch is like starting brand new!

Watch the video for a quick step-by-step lesson in preparing your bunches of flowers when you get home.

Watch our other short How To Videos

Questions? Please call us at 781-221-0016, or email

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