Classic Floral Design

"For memories that last a lifetime"

Classic Floral Design

"For memories that last a lifetime"

 

We deliver to the communities of Joliet, Morris, Channahon, Minooka, Shorewood, Seneca, Diamond, Coal City, Plainfield and surrounding areas.  "See Delivery Information."

We deliver to the communities of Joliet, Morris, Channahon, Minooka, Shorewood, Seneca, Diamond, Coal City, Plainfield and surrounding areas.  "See Delivery Information."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower & Plant Care Tips

Cut Flowers

Cut stems straight across or slantwise using flower cutters or a sharp knife.  Do not use scissors.  Cut stems under water that is fresh, clean and warm (100 to 110 degrees). 

Transfer cut flowers to a vase or container filled with water at the appropriate temperature.  Remove all foliage that will be below the water line.

If you are using special cut flower preservatives to prolong the life of your flowers and arrest bacterial growth in the water, follow package instructions carefully.  Add water to the container as needed and replenish solution every 1-2 days.  If you’re not using preservatives, change the water, scrub the container clean and re-cut flower stems daily.

Place arranged flowers in a cool location, especially at  night.

Flowering plants

Flowering plants need good light, moderate temperature, reasonable humidity, uniform moisture in the soil, and a little fertilizer occasionally.

Light:  Flowering plants need all the sunshine that can be provided in your home, particularly in winter.  Place them near an east or south window.

Temperature:  Most flowering plants grow best in night temperatures of 50 to 60 degrees, and day temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees.  Do not place them over radiators.  Keep them out of drafts.

Humidity:  Keep room humidity as high as possible.  Increase humidity around the plant by placing it in a plant box or jardinière filled with moist peat moss.

Watering:  Inspect soil daily and add water when the soil feels dry to the touch.  When watering, wet the soil all the way down

Fertilizing: If you keep flowering plants longer than six to eight weeks, some plant food should be added.  Follow directions on the fertilizer box.

Foliage Plants

Foliage plants grow better if you give them proper light, suitable temperatures, adequate moisture and a little plant food.

Light: Place foliage plants in or near a window where they receive good light during part of the day.  Most plants do not like the intensely bright sunshine of mid-summer.  They thrive near a south or east window during the fall, winter and spring months.  If you cannot place them near a window, use artificial light over them.

Watering: Keep the soil moist.  Examine it once a week.  When the soil feels dry to the touch, add enough water to wet the soil all the way to the bottom of the pot.  Be sure that any excess water is drained off.

Temperature: Most foliage plants thrive best at night temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees, and day temperatures of 70 to 80 degrees.

To keep your corsage fresh and bright for a second day, cover with wet cotton or a thin wet cloth; refrigerate in the florist’s box. (Orchids are the exception.  Unwind the stem wrapping and place the orchid stem under water.  Keep in a cool place, out of drafts, but not in the refrigerator.)  Guard your flowers carefully against sudden exposures to cold air.  In very cold weather, carry your corsage in the box.  Put it on after you arrive for the festivities.  And remember, too much handling bruises delicate petals and stems.

 

Caring For Flowers

How can I make my flowers lastlonger?

Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others.  Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods.  Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty.  When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last.  Whatever you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer.  Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty.

Essentials for your flowers:

Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators.  (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)

When you flowers arrive in wet foam:

Keep the floral foam soaked in watercontaining floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

Whenyour flowers are arranged in water:

Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by your florist.  Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely.  If possible, recut the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.

Remove leaves that will be below the waterline.  Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.

When your flowers have woody stems and branches (such as Quince, Forsythia, or Lilac):

Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears.  Place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.

What is floral food and why use it?

Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water.  It is one of the best - and easiest - ways to extend the life of your flowers.  It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly.  Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good.