The Lavender House Flower Shop | 10340 121 Street, Edmonton, AB | call 780.488.1302
shop hours M-Th 9am - 5:30pm / f 9am - 6pm / Sat 9:30am - 5pm /

Flower Care Tip: Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

How To Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

Based on the latest research, we recommend the following simple tips to ensure that your flowers last longer and look lovelier:

  • Make sure the vases are very clean.
  • Use fresh, lukewarm water and commercially cut flower food.
  • Strip all leaves below the water level.
  • Take at least 3cm (1″) off all stems, making a slanted cut with a sharp knife or very sharp scissors.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, heat or draughts, which can shorten flowers’ lives.
  • Keep flowers away from fruit and remove faded flowers as they occur.
  • Top up the water regularly.
    After 2-3 days, take the flowers out of the vase, empty the water and refill them with lukewarm water and re-cut the stems on an angle with a sharp knife or scissors. 


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About the Lavender House

The Lavender House, formerly Best Buds Flower Co, has called Edmonton’s historic Oliver neighbourhood home for over twenty beautiful and blossoming years! We are grateful for our passionate and creative team who are always excited to bring your floral vision to life with a luxurious, high-quality, custom design. Guests are encouraged to stop in, chat, smell the flowers, and enjoy a cookie baked by our owner, Kimberly, herself!