Three Tips To Keep Your Flower Bouquets Fresh Longer

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Amborella is probably the most talked about floral shop in Calgary. From Erica Cook’s stunning Instagram feed to Mr. Fab’s Global Calgary segments to the gorgeous, burlap-wrapped surprise deliveries they delivered for Mother’s Day this year. Amborella not only designs really pretty floral bouquets, they also host workshops where you can learn to design your own bouquet and take it home. Yesterday, I attended the Peony Bouquet Workshop and along with my bouquet, I brought home three tips to keep your flower bouquets fresh longer. 

The workshop room at Amborella is just as charming as their bouquets!

The workshop room at Amborella is just as charming as their bouquets!

Tip One To Keep Your Flower Bouquets Fresh Longer

Trim stems with a diagonal cut every two to three days. This allows more water to get to more surface area of the stems which means more absorption.

The greenery goes in first and then your focal bloom which in our case was this amazing Peony.

The greenery goes in first and then your focal bloom which in our case was this amazing Peony.

Tip Two To Keep Your Flower Bouquets Fresh Longer

Change out the water for fresh water every two to three days. You can do this while you are trimming the stems and it will extend the life of your bouquet.

Roses were the second flowers that we added to our bouquets. We trimmed off leaves that would be lower than the water level and also took off the outer layer of petals to keep the rose looking fresh.

Roses were the second flowers that we added to our bouquets. We trimmed off leaves that would be lower than the water level and also took off the outer layer of petals to keep the rose looking fresh.

Tip Three To Keep Your Flower Bouquets Fresh Longer

Store your bouquet in the fridge overnight. When you buy your flowers at a shop, they are stored in a refrigerated section to help them last longer. You can do this at home too!

Workshops at Amborella start at $55 and you leave with a bouquet to take home. Follow the tips to keep your bouquets fresh longer!

Workshops at Amborella start at $55 and you leave with a bouquet to take home. Follow the tips to keep your bouquets fresh longer!

Bonus tip from Misha, owner of Amborella – Buy yourself one bloom to keep on your bedside table. There is nothing better than waking up to the sight and smell of a fresh flower first thing in the morning.

I was hosted at this Workshop by Amborella and Wild PR. As you can tell, it was my pleasure, and I gladly recommend this experience of spending an evening with friends and flowers. My beautiful peony bouquet has made me smile countless times already today.

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