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It can be a sad moment when it’s time to throw away a flower arrangement. It seems like such a waste to throw away something that was so lovely, doesn’t it? Well, we here at KaBloom pro-vide our customers with the freshest flowers guaranteed for seven days, but we want you to en-joy them even longer. So, here’s a few fun and creative ideas to help you get even more use from your flowers!
If you’re into crafts, there are so many interesting options. Pressing flowers is a popular way to easily create decorations. There are flower-pressing kits you can buy, but using a heavy book works just as well! Just make sure you either use absorbent paper or a book you don’t mind get-ting a little wrinkled. Make sure the flower is dry so it doesn’t grow mold in the process, then put it between two added pieces of paper inside the book. Arrange the flower however you want and close it up. You should probably change the paper a few times, but do it carefully so you don’t damage the flower. After a few weeks, it’ll be ready, and you can always frame it, or decorate a candle (carefully!) by attaching it to the outermost layer, away from the wick. You can even create a bookmark or a card with the design!
If you like the petals’ colors, you can fill a decorative container with petals. Whether you have a certain color scheme in mind or just want to see what they look like, it will add a unique touch to wherever you put it! Look into the best ways to make sure the flowers are preserved so the decoration lasts its longest! Another common way to reuse flowers is to create potpourri. After drying the petals, mix them with essential oils to help add fragrance. You don’t need to only use flower petals. There are various herbs, spices, and foliage that mix well. After mixing the ingredients, set it aside so they can absorb the scents. Look online for more in-depth descriptions of how to make this aromatic addition to any location!
Sometimes, an arrangement has an important significance, like your wedding bouquet. You can always dry these to preserve them. The easiest way is to hang them. Before you do this, remove excess foliage and cut the stems slightly, then hang them upside down in an area with good cir-culation. Make sure it’s out of the sunlight because that causes the color to fade. After a few weeks, when they’re completely dry, spray them with hairspray or a moisture sealer before dis-playing it. If you can devote a good amount of time and have a rose bouquet, you can create rose beads. There are many recipes online, but https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/rose-beads has a detailed one to help you get a feel for it! It might be kind of gross to some people, but others think that wilting flowers actually have a unique and vintage look. It’s definitely unique, but we’ll let you use your own judgment on doing this one!
Now you know that when you think your flowers are on their way out, you can still do so much with them. This is just a quick look at the many options you have. Of course, the Internet has so many more option and more in-depth instructions. We here hope that we can find the time to try some of these, but it’s just so hard when our flowers stay fresh for so long! Stay tuned for more updates!
Mother’s Day is coming quick, and we are so excited to put all our planning into action in making arrangements to make all the moms out there smile. But, we know it seems like there’s a million options of what to get Mom, and that might be a little overwhelming. Well, with a little research, including a very helpful article fromfrom SendFlowers.com, we found the most popular flowers among women and broke it down for you here!This might come as a surprise, but the most popular flowerfor womenis the Pink Rose! ThePink color adds a level ofsweetness. Going further, it doesn’t seem to matter what hue it is, but women do seem to favor a brighter or lighter Pink. The great thing about Pink Roses is that they workperfectly as a focal point, a sweet accent, and even as an entire bouquet. The choices are endless, which makes this flower the most popular choice. Pink is incredibly sweet, just like Mom, so maybe this is the way for you to go!Interested in this? Check out our Rosy Kisses bouquet at https://kabloom.com/bouquet-of-longg-stemmed-pink-roses-dozen.html.
Coming in second is what you may have expected to come in first: the Red Rose. Maybe it’s because they are sometimes considered a premium flower. Maybe it’s because the Red color brings with it a more romantic thought. But, these are only questions we may never find the answer to. What we do know is that the Red Rose is a classic beauty that will undoubtedly stun anyone lucky enough to receiveit. Sometimes, you just don’t mess with the classics, and this may be the way to go to make Mom’s Mother’s Day even more marvelous.If this is an option, check out our Classic Red Roses at https://kabloom.com/classic-red-roses.html.Trying to think of something a little different than the traditional path? Another popular option is the Orchid, which adds a unique exotic beauty to any situation. Orchids are said to be great for relaxation, so maybe if Mom is a busy lady, this might be the way to go. Plus, its unique flair will certainly not disappoint. Combine her flowers with an exotic getaway with our Tropical Retreat bouquet at https://kabloom.com/simply-paradise-with-blue.html.
Mother’s Day is in Spring, so it might be a good idea to choose a Spring-y flower, and what’s more Spring-y than the Tulip?Coming in a variety of colors, the Tulip, direct from the Netherlands,never fails to be a popular flower that always leave women taken by their sweetness. A whole bouquet of Tulips, or perhaps a mixed bouquet featuring them, will be a great way to make Mom smile. Not sure what color to choose? Think Spring colors, or maybe Mom’s favorite color. Chances are, the Tulipcomes in that color!Show Mom how sweet she is with our Sweet Pink Tulips at https://kabloom.com/cotton-candy-tulips-10-pink-tulips.html.Maybe Mom would like something a little less traditional, so why not consider a plant? There are so many varietiesto choose from. Plants have proven health effects in lowering stress and improving productivity, so if you think Mom would benefit from one of these, take a look to see all the different options you could get her. Plus, the great thing about many plants is that, with a little care, they come back season after season!Check out the wide variety of plants we have to offer at https://kabloom.com/plant-types.html!
This is just a glimpse into the most popular flowers that women tend to favor, but there are so many more flower types you can choose from. Need a little insight? Research yourself on some lesser-known flowers, or contact your local florist. The bottom line really is that whatever you choose, Mom will love because you put the time and effort in to choosing it for her. Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, and stay tuned for more updates!
“Live simple, love well, and take time to smell the flowers along the way.” Mark Twain was definitely thinking right when he wrote this. And, his advice is so true. Well, almost true. We here at KaBloom definitely think you should take time to smell the flowers, but while most flowers you find in arrangements have a great smell, there are many that have a horrible smell. Don’t think this is true? Well, it is unfortunately, but the reason behind such a wide range of scents is very interesting!
All flowers have a scent, and sometimes even have multiple. Maybe it’s not a scent you like, or maybe you don’t really notice it, but it’s there. There are a few reasons that flowers have scents, but the most important one is reproduction. Each unique scent attracts specific pollinators so they can keep reproducing. While a scent might not be nice to the human nose, it is attractive to whatever insect or animal helping it reproduce. The insect reaches the flower and often has to dig for whatever it wants, which guarantees that the plant’s pollen will rub off on the insect, who takes it away to keep the species alive. Some plants even evolved to look like their pollinators. Certain orchids evolved to look like female bees so the male bees will mistake them, try to mate with them, and then carry their pollen elsewhere. Now that’s pretty tricky!
If a flower has a strong scent, whether good or bad, it means that it’s ready for pollination. Over time, these plants have adapted to appeal only to the creatures beneficial to them. Birds, bees, and butterflies often pollinate sweeter-smelling flowers, while moths and beetles pollinate harsher-smelling flowers. The scents also appear at different times of day. A scent stronger during the day usually is sweeter while scents stronger at night come from harsher plants. Scents are more powerful to these insects than visuals because they can sense scents from farther away.
Warmer temperatures and more sunlight will often bring stronger scents. Humidity can also affect the scent’s power, for when the air is more humid, the fragrance can travel better. Some plants even produce stronger fragrances when humidity is high. But, flowers that constantly produce stronger fragrances often have shorter lifespans because more energy goes into the scent production.
The flowers sometimes use their scents to their own advantage for survival. Plants will often give off a vile smell, especially if damaged, as a way to protect itself from predators. They can even produce a toxin that makes the predator sick, which means they’ll never come for that flower again! And everyone knows about plants that eat insects, like the Venus flytrap. Some of these carnivorous flowers use their scent to attract their prey, then trap them for energy!
When you smell a flower’s fragrant scent, now you’ll know how that smell helps it survive in nature! We promise that we’ll only use sweet-smelling flowers in our arrangements, but it’ll be hard to think of the scent as just part of the flower’s appearance now. Make sure you stop and smell the flowers, but if it doesn’t smell too good, it probably just doesn’t want you bothering it right now! Check back soon for more updates!
Happy almost Spring! We here at KaBloom are so excited to say so long to the winter, and we figured you are too. So, that’s why we wanted to bring to your attention a little-known holiday that actually is one of our favorites. You probably haven’t heard of it, but it’s an easy and fun holiday to celebrate. So, on March 12th, why not celebrate National Plant a Flower Day?
You heard us right! There is a whole day devoted to planting a flower, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Unlike many holidays, it is hard to trace the origins of the holiday, especially since the holiday celebrates such a commonly done activity. Now, the directions are pretty easy: go out and plant a flower, or even many! Go to your local nursery and get flowers, then plant them in your backyard. Or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, plant seeds to watch your garden truly bloom from its start. It’s your way of celebrating the arrival of Spring and a great way to symbolize growth, all while getting a head start on your garden. Of course, depending on where you live, it might not be the best idea to plant a flower outside. But that’s no problem, you can still celebrate the holiday by planting a flower indoors. If you want, you can even move the flower outside once the weather gets a little better.
National Plant a Flower Day is about more than just planting a flower. By participating in the holiday, you’re ultimately celebrating and continuing the beauty of nature. It can also be a good educational experience, or even a bonding experience. Plant flowers with your family to start a garden. Or, use it as a teaching moment to show what nature is capable of and the importance of nurturing and protecting it. Children will undoubtedly find a sense of wonder in watching something they started grow from a small seed to a beautiful flower. If your town or city has a community garden, this would be a great place to go, adding your own personal touch to the garden while helping continue to spread the beauty of nature. Even if there’s a place you pass that looks like it could use some color and vibrancy, plant some flowers there. Just make sure that it’s public property and actually okay to plant there!
Celebrating National Plant a Flower Day is the perfect transition from winter to spring. Even though it seems like such a simple holiday, there is a great importance to it. Promoting and maintaining the beauty of nature not only creates a pleasant visual, but it helps our planet, and every little bit helps. It only takes a minute to help beautify our environment, so on March 12th, head out to your backyard and plant a flower. Stay tuned for more updates!
Spring is almost here! But, in all the excitement leading up to it, we here at KaBloom cannot ignore one of our favorite holidays! Did you know that February 28th is National Floral Design Day? Look around you, and you’ll see some form of floral design, whether in a garden or at a florist. So, we got to thinking about the best way to celebrate the holiday, and of course, the answer is to make a flower arrangement! With Spring coming, we figured this might be a good time to start planning ahead and welcoming one of our favorite seasons, and wanted to share some fun tips on how you can make your own arrangement to celebrate the holiday!
Figuring out how to make a Spring arrangement can be difficult because there’s so many options. The most important thing to decide is what colors you want to use, especially since some flowers come in different colors. Typically, the brighter and paler colors are associated with Spring, so think about pinks, yellows, purples, and lighter blues and greens. Of course, these are just a few of the typical colors, but don’t let that stop you from adding something different in. After all, you’re celebrating floral design, so you are the master of your creativity.
With so many flowers out there, which ones are the best for a Spring arrangement? The short answer is all of them! But, let’s take a look at some of the most common and popular flowers of the season. One flower you can never go wrong with is the Rose. Its elegance is unmatched by any other flowers, and it can be used to convey so many different emotions and feelings, especially love. Using a red Rose may be a striking choice, but there are many other colors that could work just as well. Try adding in pink or lavender Roses, for their sweetness will be a soft touch. Another flower you should consider is the Peony. Its full bloom symbolizes prosperity and good fortune, which may be the message you want to evoke this season. One of the best things about the Peony is that they come in so many different colors, and all of them have a lighter tint to them, making them perfect for the season. Try experimenting with different color combinations, whether with other flowers in the arrangement or just other Peonies! Some great shades of Peonies during the Spring include pink, white, and yellow. Peonies are also incredibly versatile because they work as a focal point of an arrangement and as an accent.
If Spring had an official flower, it would have to be the Tulip. Since they are some of the first flowers to bloom in the Spring, the flower often can symbolically mean “rebirth”. It seems like no Spring arrangement would be complete without this flower, and seems only fitting to include it as you welcome the season back. Tulips come in a variety of vibrant colors, adding that perfect splash of color to your arrangement, as well as that true Spring vibe to anything it is included in. Perhaps you’re looking for something a little more unique. Why not consider the Calla Lily? These exotic flowers are known for their unique shape, and are most commonly associated with purity. While the most common color it comes in is white, the Calla Lily comes in a variety of others, including yellow, pink, and purple. If you’re looking for something exciting or a little different, this will be the flower for you to include in your arrangement.
Let your creativity flow and create what we know will be a beautiful celebration of the creativity and hard work that goes into floral design. If you’re looking for a quicker way to celebrate the holiday, why not head to a botanical garden to take in all they have to offer, or even head to your local florist and work with them to create an arrangement for you. But, don’t forget to wish them a happy National Floral Design Day. Stay tuned for more updates!
Valentine’s Day is timeless. For centuries, it’s been centered on love. But, time has evolved the holiday to what we know today. If you’ve ever gotten flowers for Valentine’s Day, chances are they’ve been roses at some point. And why not? They’re beautiful and elegant, the perfect way to show your love and affection. But, we here at KaBloom know that it wasn’t just overnight that people saw roses as the flower of love. Giving gifts on Valentine’s Day actually has a very complex history, dating back to ancient cultures!
Sorry, chocolate, but let’s face it: flowers are the best Valentine’s Day gift. No matter what kind of flower, they’ve always been symbols of love and romance. These descriptions alone make it clear why they’re so important to Valentine’s Day. And did you know that flowers are their own language themselves?
In the Victorian Era, society was much stricter and rigid than it is today. Romance fell behind formality, but that didn’t stop couples and secret admirers to continue their relationships. But, they had to think of ways to get around it. Right around the time, floral dictionaries became popular, which listed every kind of flower with their mythological meanings, creating a language called “floriography”. Using this, people would send secret messages through flowers to their partners. It must’ve been really complex to plan these messages! Check out http://www.victorianbazaar.com/meanings.html?ref=organicgglunkwn&prid=pfseogglunkwn to get an idea of some of the meanings behind flowers! This gifting of flowers quickly adapted to Valentine’s Day.
When you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of roses. While they’re not the only flower used for Valentine’s Day, they’re definitely the most popular. The rose has been associated with passion for centuries and across many cultures, with some civilizations believing that the rose was sacred to their goddesses of love. It makes sense since roses have such an elegant feeling to them. Flower growers know this, too, and sometimes hold back their rose inventory and release it around Valentine’s Day to make it even more in-demand. We don’t know how much of an influence this has, but according to the National Retail Federation, 63% of all flowers sold for Valentine’s Day are roses.
Did you ever know that the number of roses you give someone has a hidden message behind it, too? A single rose shows love at first sight, while 101 roses asks the person to be their one and only. Hopefully you don’t need to send 15 roses, because that means you’re really sorry for something. If you receive 999 roses, you know that this person will love you forever. You can check out all the cool meanings behind the number of roses at http://www.roseforlove.com/the-meanings-of-the-numbers-of-roses-ezp-46, and maybe it’ll give you an interesting idea for a Valentine’s Day gift.
It may seem easy to get a box of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers, but there is so much history behind why we send flowers for Valentine’s Day that it really makes you think. If you’re feeling a little extra creative, maybe try sending a message with flowers. But, we won’t blame you if you don’t! We have a beautiful array of Valentine’s Day flowers that will make that special someone smile. Check back soon for more updates, and hopefully we won’t be filling too many orders for 15 roses!
Cupid’s arrows are flying, and we here at KaBloom are so excited for Valentine’s Day! While we’re busy planning all the beautiful bouquets and arrangements you’ll be getting for your special someone, we realized that there is so much more to the holiday than just flowers. So, we started thinking, and tried to come up with what would make the perfect date night for the holiday! We came up with so many ideas that we couldn’t include all of them, but we think that some of the ideas we did include will help make the holiday perfect!
When you’re planning your Valentine’s Day date night, the first thing you have to plan is the flower arrangement. Flowers are a traditional symbol of any Valentine’s Day plans, so you need to make sure that it’s extra special. When picking the arrangement, there are a few ways to go about it. First, think if your special someone has a favorite flower. If so, then everything is easy from there. Whether you get an arrangement of only those flowers or with them mixed in, it’ll surely put a smile on their face. However, if they don’t have a favorite, or if you want to think a little more outside of the box, then you might have a little more work to do. Think if your special someone has a favorite color. Whatever color it is, there are many flowers that will certainly come in that color. Or, you can even just go with what you think looks best, or let the florist take the helm. But, if you’re feeling a little creative, you can look into the meanings of many flowers, then use that to make the selection and send a subtle message to your sweetheart. There are countless websites that can help you with this, and it’ll add that special touch.
Think you need a little something else? You have plenty of options to add that extra touch to your Valentine’s Day gift. Candy is always a traditional and popular choice, especially if it’s in a heart-shaped box! Think if your special someone has a favorite kind of candy, but if not, you can never go wrong with an assortment of chocolates. Many people will also opt to include a stuffed animal. Not only is it an adorable addition to the gift, but it is also a cuddly way for you to give a lasting reminder to your special someone, so they can always have a hug from you whenever they need it. Depending on how long you’ve been with the person, you can even take it to the next level and get a valuable and meaningful memento. Jewelry is a popular gift and the perfect way to show how special they are to you. Look into something you can personalize, like a picture frame or a pen set that you can engrave with a special message. These are just a few of the many options for gifts that you can get. What is most important when selecting a gift is to think about your special someone and whether or not it is something that they would enjoy!
Add the finishing touch to the date night with an outing. Is there a restaurant you both have wanted to try, or a favorite spot that has a special meaning to you two? Just be careful, though, and plan ahead, because some restaurants will require reservations, while others will simply be more crowded than usual. Feeling a bit more ambitious? Have you thought about preparing your own dinner at home? A candlelit dinner for two with a single rose in the center of the table seems to embody what Valentine’s Day is all about. Why not end the date night with a throwback to an old-fashioned date night and see a movie? There are plenty of art-house theaters that have that perfect atmosphere to end the romantic evening.
Of course, these are just a few ideas that will help make the perfect Valentine’s Day date night! The most important thing for you to do is to think about what makes your relationship special. From there, you’ll be able to plan the celebration to be perfectly tailored to you both. Wishing you all a happy and love-filled Valentine’s Day, and stay tuned for more updates!
2018 is almost here, and we here at KaBloom are hard at work trying to make our New Year’s resolutions. It’s hard sometimes to make these grand resolutions, which sound great at the start, but sometimes they can become overwhelming. There’s nothing wrong with not being able to make such a huge change, but we figured that there’s another way that you can resolve to be a better you for the upcoming year. We wracked our brains and thought of many different little things in everyday life that can amount to a great change for the year!
The most important person to watch out for in the New Year is you, so start by making little changes to help elevate your mood. Studies show that you can boost your confidence by wearing more red. If you want to raise someone’s confidence, why not get them a lush bouquet of red Roses? Reflecting on past memories is also a great way to put yourself in good moods, whether you look through old photo albums or watch home movies. Recalling these experiences will be a great way to brighten your day. You can also think of ways to make more memorable experiences, which will create a sense of adventure and lift your mood. Instead of spending money on material goods, plan a vacation to a place you’ve never gone before, or take a trip somewhere you’ve wanted to go for a long time. Writing can also help positively affect your mood. Whether at the end of the day or when it happens, write down memorable moments from your day in a journal. But, sometimes something worrisome can be unavoidable, so it is a good time to write them down as well, that way you clear it out of your mind rather than storing it.
Life can be stressful, but there are little things you can do to help fight that! We live in a world too focused on doing as much as possible, and multitasking is a big factor in stress. Take a step back and focus on one task at a time. By finishing one at a time, it helps your focus and will also give you a greater sense of accomplishment rather than thinking of everything pressing. If you have a list of things to do, order them in levels of difficulty, that way you do the harder tasks and feel more relief after they are behind you. Scheduling is also an important thing. Sometimes, you might waste too much time on something, whether it is something as trivial as watching television, so if you set times to do things, then it will give you more time to do new and fun activities. Have you ever looked into essential oils? There are many derived from various flowers that are great to relieve tension, help with stress, and add a comforting fragrance to your life.
Small changes in your health can have a great impact on your New Year! One thing to focus on is your diet. An easy way to make a change is to snack healthier. Many people go for sweets for a snack, so try replacing it with fruit or something else with proven health benefits. Cutting out sugary drinks will help with weight loss, and eating at the table will combat overeating. Finding new ways to get moving everyday is also important. Stretching will help circulation. Consider walking somewhere rather than driving. If you live close to work, even if only once or twice a week, it will help. Being outside is also incredibly important to your health. Try taking a walk regularly, and count your steps. That way, the next time you go, you can try to beat your previous record! There are countless places, from botanical gardens to state parks, filled with nature to create a beautiful backdrop. Even gardening has a great effect on your health. Flowers and plants are proven to relieve stress and promote a healthy lifestyle, and it is a great way to get you outside. Plus, planting flowers is a great way to let your creativity flow!
Any of these can help improve your everyday in more ways than one. It’s time that we all work to be the best we can be, and hopefully some of these will help you along the way. Got any other ideas of how to make small improvements to our daily lives? Let us know in the comment section below! Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year, and stay tuned for more updates!
The New Year is here, and we here at KaBloom are so excited to see what the next year will bring. A lot of people try to think of resolutions to work towards improving themselves, but it’s not always the easiest to think of something that will be easy to stick to. So, we started thinking, and obviously our minds drifted to flowers, because what do we know better than flowers? And suddenly, we realized how one can make the New Year even better: by adding flowers and plants! Not only do they add an aesthetic flair to any location, but they do more for your health and well-being than you would expect!
One of the most significant benefits of flowers and plants is that they help with one’s emotional health. A bright bouquet of flowers adds vibrancy to a room, and often a very calming scent, which will ultimately affect the people in the room and elevate their mood. Receiving a bouquet of flowers also positively affects a person’s mood because it instinctively shows the recipient that someone thinks enough of them to send something thought-out to them. There is also a strong connection between flowers and plants in hospital rooms and the healing process for many of the same reasons above! Studies have shown that patients in rooms with plants and flowers needed less pain medication, were in better spirits, and were less anxious and tired, all of which helps the recovery process. Brighter colors are relaxing, and bolder colors are energizing, both positively impacting one’s physical well-being. So, if plants and flowers can help people recovering in a hospital, the everyday impact is very clear!
Since plants and flowers have been proven to lower stress, it is often a very good idea to keep them present in work spaces, like at the office. Different floral scents work wonders in helping to relieve stress, and even combat headaches and tension, which can be a useful presence in a busy workplace. But, plants also play a very useful role in concentration. Since plants take in carbon dioxide and oxygenate the air, this helps with memory and concentration, allowing you to take in more oxygen to help your brain cells thrive, ultimately letting you be as productive as possible during the day. Some studies have found that the presence of plants can help improve your mental retention by twenty percent! Often, the workplace can be a very sterile environment, so adding a natural flair also helps with one’s mood, helping fight off stress-related depression, while also making you feel more secure and happy overall.
Plants and flowers can also have a lasting effect through their presence in a different way. The presence of plants and flowers in their natural environments within a community can be a useful and helpful learning experience. Botanical gardens and parks are great locations that help instill the importance of protecting the environment because, as it is presented right in front of a person, it becomes more real and tangible. Therefore, it teaches a responsibility to those around it to protect it and help it thrive, ultimately instilling the idea of the importance of the environment in the greater scheme of things. Many schools take younger children to these locations to help them learn the importance of being environmentally-conscious. These outdoor locations are also important in stimulating physical activity in the community. If there are aesthetically-pleasing outdoor locations that are easily-accessible, people in the area are more likely to exercise and promoting better health practices.
For something so common in our everyday lives, flowers and plants have such an impact greater than just being a great gift or decoration! We hope you resolve to add more nature into your days to help your emotional and physical health. Just like there’s only one you, there’s only one environment, and seeing how much it helps us everyday, we need to be sure we do our best to protect it as much as we can. Stay tuned for more updates!
We know the holidays can be a stressful and busy time of year, with all the extra demands of shopping, planning, decorating, and everything in between. There’s nothing worse than when something goes wrong, so we here at KaBloom want to help relieve that stress a little bit by helping you understand how to care for your Christmas products so they’ll look beautiful for the whole holiday season!
Caring for Balsam products can seem tricky. You might think you wouldn’t need to care for it, but that’s not exactly true. Just a few easy steps will keep your Christmas greenery looking vibrant and beautiful.
If your product is being shipped to you, it’s packed firmly to prevent any damage during transport, so don’t worry if the branches are tightly grouped! It may take a few hours for them to return to its natural, relaxed state. There also might be some loose needles in the packaging, but don’t worry! That is part of a completely natural occurrence called “sprilling”!
If you’re keeping the greenery indoors, make sure that you keep them away from sources of heat, like a fireplace or a heating vent, or even a window that gets a lot of sun. This causes them to dry out quickly. Even if it’s outside, make sure that it’s not always in direct sunlight.
Just like humans, greens need to stay hydrated. If you have a wreath, make sure you mist it at least every other day to help it retain moisture. Even if it’s outside, you should mist it because the weather can be so dry at this time of year. You can also use an anti-desiccant spray that locks in moisture when you first get it.
If you have a tabletop tree, it will be helpful to pour around a pint of water slowly down the tree from the top, but make sure you do this over a sink or bucket so you don’t get water everywhere! After the first three days, you can repeat this step every day or two.
If you have a centerpiece, first add a pint of fresh warm water to it. Then, just treat it like you would any other house plant or arrangement, watering it regularly. Also, please make sure that you place any candles into the holders securely and never leave them burning unattended. We want your holidays to be merry and bright, but bright with happiness!
Even if you have an arrangement that isn’t a wreath but has exposed greens, it might be a good idea to mist them to make them last even longer!
Some of our Christmas products do contain small parts and can be a choking hazard, so make sure that you put them somewhere where small children and pets can enjoy them safely!
If you follow these easy steps, we promise that you will get the most out of your holiday greenery. We want to add to your Christmas cheer, but we also want it to last as long as possible! Stay tuned for more updates!
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