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The Art of Flower Care

Keep Your Blooms Blooming with Roam Studio your local Papamoa, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui florist

Ah, flowers. Nature's little masterpieces, adding vibrant pops of colour, sweet scents, and a touch of whimsy to any home. But just like any artwork, maintaining their beauty requires a bit of TLC. So, whether you've snagged a stunning bouquet from Roam Studio, your local Papamoa florist, or received a fragrant surprise from a loved one, this guide will ensure your blooms stay fresh and fabulous for as long as possible.

Papamoa Florist Tip #1: Give 'em a Fresh Cut & Sip

Think of it as a spa day for your stems. Before plunging them into their watery oasis, grab a sharp pair of scissors and give those stalks a clean, angled cut. This increases the surface area for water absorption, keeping them hydrated and happy. Speaking of water, fill your vase with cool, fresh water (think purified if your tap water is a bit...murky).

Tauranga Florist Tip #2: Ditch the Germs and Debris

A clean vase is a happy vase. Wash it out with soap and water before introducing your bouquet. Any leftover foliage or bacteria can wreak havoc on your flower power. Speaking of foliage, gently remove any leaves that will be submerged in the water, as they can decompose and cloud your lovely liquid.

Mount Maunganui Florist Tip #3: Nourish those Needy Stems

Heard about magic flower food concoctions? It's not just an old wives tail, this magical elixir provides essential nutrients and helps fight those pesky bacteria. Whip up a DIY version with a teaspoon of sugar and two tablespoons of white vinegar. This sweet and sour duo mimics common flower food formulas, keeping your blooms vibrant and perky.

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Papamoa Florist Tip #4: Find the Perfect Location

Flowers aren't big fans of harsh temperatures or direct sunlight. Avoid placing them near heat sources like radiators or sunny windowsills. A cool, well-lit spot away from draughts will be their fairytale castle.

Tauranga Florist Tip #5: Show some Tender Loving Care (TLC)

Every couple of days, repeat the spa treatment from Tip #1, giving your stems a fresh cut and replenishing the water and flower food. This keeps the hydration channels open and the bacteria at bay. Pro tip: Talk to your flowers! Not literally, of course, but a gentle misting with cool water will keep them feeling fresh and fabulous.

Mount Maunganui Florist Tip #6: Give Flowers a Second Life

Once your blooms start to show signs of fatigue, don't despair! Some varieties can be rejuvenated with a quick dunk in hot water, followed by a cool water bath. Others, like roses, can be transformed into fragrant potpourri or pressed and preserved for keepsakes.

Bonus Tip: Looking for the perfect bouquet in Papamoa, Tauranga, or Mount Maunganui? Look no further than Roam Studio! We're passionate about creating stunning floral arrangements for any occasion, using fresh, seasonal blooms sourced locally whenever possible. Visit our shop today or give us a call and let us help you find the perfect way to express yourself with flowers.

By following these simple tips, you can transform your floral experience from fleeting to flourishing. For even more useful tips, visit our flower care page on the Roam Studio site. Remember, with a little care and attention, your blooms will bring joy and beauty to your home for days to come.

Happy Flowery Living!

Roam Studio - Your local Papamoa, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Florist

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