Kirkcaldy Flower Care Guide Kirkcaldy Flowers is pleased to offer you great quality flowers for every occasion, whether it is a birthday, wedding, anniversary or to wish your loved one good luck or congratulations. Our florists in Kirkcaldy are always proud of our beautifully presented arrangements as we are completely committed to offering excellent customer service. In order to maintain the beauty of your Elgin flower arrangements our florists in Elgin suggest following a few useful tips in order to get the most out of your flowers. What makes Kirkcaldy Flowers stand out as a florists is the excellent quality of our flower bouquets, no matter what season. This is largely because all of our flowers are imported directly from their site of cultivation in Holland. Dutch flowers are well known to be the most vibrant, fullest and freshest flowers on offer so they are widely used in floristry. This way your Kirkcaldy flowers will last as long as possible and look beautiful for a more substantial period of time. The freshness of your flowers means that they will last up to twice as long so that you or your recipient can admire them for as long as possible. Of course, due to the different types of flowers that we supply, some will bloom earlier than others. Another handy tip of our expert florists suggest is to remove any extra foliage if you are putting the flowers in one of your own vases, because if the foliage is left on and sits in the water this will increase the bacteria which will affect the flowers as the water is infested. Our florists in Kirkcaldy always make sure they flowers are appropriately prepared before they are used in an arrangement. Our Kirkcaldy florists make sure they are conditioned, cleaned and then arranged in either a bouquet or other beautiful floral arrangements. Our talented expert florists here at Kirkcaldy Flowers will always make sure each bouquet is properly put together and arranged so you do not have to. We want to ensure that all of the arrangements we supply to our customers use the freshest quality of flowers, so we advise that your flowers may take up to 48 hours to fully bloom. Local Kirkcaldy Florists Prepare Beautiful Bouquets Kirkcaldy Flowers suggest that you should always freshly cut your flowers before placing them into a vase of your own as this will improve the life span of your Kirkcaldy flowers considerably and will help them look fresher for longer. This is because it will allow the stems to take in a large amount of water, ensuring that your flowers are as vibrant and stunning as possible. Thus, your flowers should retain their colour and shape for a far greater amount of time. If the stems of your flowers are dry then water will not reach the flowers – this is why you should cut them regularly and properly to ensure they last longer. We advise that you cut the stems at an angle and at about 2cm above the end of the stem to produce the best results and ensure long lasting freshness. Kirkcaldy Florists suggest that you keep your flowers at a temperature of 18-22 Celsius at most. Flowers left in high temperatures will often wilt and they can also be damaged in colder temperatures due to frost. If your flowers are kept in a cooler place then they will last longer, especially if they are kept away from direct sunlight and any warm areas, for example near a radiator. If you leave your flowers somewhere too warm then they will become damaged and withered. Although it has been common to smash the end of stems to increase water flow, we advise against this as it may damage the vessels within the stems which in turn will have an effect on the flowers' ability to absorb the water. Arranging Your Kirkcaldy Flowers Once you have unwrapped your flowers you can prepare them to be placed in a beautiful vase of your choosing. We can arrange your flowers in a vase for you, which will be provided by ourselves at little extra cost, to save you the time of arranging the flowers yourself. To ensure best results, ensure that the vase or container is clean and filled with lukewarm water so as to aid the flow of water through the stem of the flower. Kirkcaldy Florists will also provide a care packet along with your delivery that consists of a little care booklet advising you on how to care for your flowers and a sachet of flower food to promote growth. It would be best to add the sachet of flower food to the container before adding your flowers, and then make sure that the water does not reach the foliage as this will increase the rate of the bacteria that will form within the water.