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5 Ways to Take Care Of A Tulip Bouquet

February 8, 2017
Tulip Bouquet

We’re all about tulips here at A Better Florist. But, wouldn’t it be lovely, once you take your favourite tulip bouquet from our shop, to have the tulips perky and vibrant in your vase for seven days, and avoid the droopiness after three days? It is possible, with the right care. We’re here to explain to you how to preserve the beauty of these delicate flowers. Keeping tulips fresh isn’t a complex task. Given that you have yourself a fresh batch of freshly-cut tulips, you’re off to a great start.


Less Water, More Life

Instead of filling your vase with fresh water all the way to the top, in the case of tulips, less is more. Put less water in your vase then you would with other bouquets, as tulips soak in the moisture and continuously grow. You don’t want this because they’ll end up growing and drooping, or breaking in half.

Also, Add a bit of bleach in the water to keep it clean and clear, and this way your tulips will last at least for a week.

Make the Right Vase Choice

Respect the long, sophisticated line of the tulip and find an appropriate vase for the arrangement. Make sure to give your tulips something to lean on, instead of placing them in short vases that are going to encourage them to droop over the edges of the vase.

No Re-cutting the Stems

Once the stems have been cut, don’t re-cut them again, or add water to the vase. That’s the crucial step to prevent droopiness of your tulip bouquet. Cut them once, in a diagonal direction, place them in a vase and watch them thrive.

Special Placement of a Tulip Bouquet

It’s also important to keep tulips in an environment that encourages them to stay fresh. Make sure to keep them out of direct sun, and away from any vents or drafts, to maintain their freshness for as long as possible.

Give Them Space

Even if you’re not exactly a green thumb and don’t have any arranging skills, make sure to place each tulip in the vase, leaving space for each stem. Don’t throw them all together, over each other, or the petals will fall out quicker and your entire tulip bouquet life span will shorten significantly.


If you have a tulip obsession, just like us, now you don’t have any excuses not to grab yourself a fresh tulip bouquet more often.


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Flower Guide

5 Types of Wedding Bouquets for Every Bride to Be

February 26, 2016

Written by: Snezana Krdzic

Before the adventure of your lifetime begins, and by that we mean your wedding and marriage, all brides are faced with an endless decision to make about the wedding ceremony, the dress, the bridesmaid dress, the cake, the guest list, and of course, the wedding bouquet.

It is said that flowers are a part of the wedding ceremony as a symbol of fertility. Bouquets back in the day were nothing like beautiful flower arrangement today that resemble more art than just a bouquet.


Carnation Simplicity

Carnations have been used as wedding bouquets for a long time and are loved for their simplicity and light fragrance. Different colored carnations have different meanings, therefore, if you’re looking to carry a symbol of love down the altar, opt for a red carnation bouquet, while your boldness and courage will best be represented with pink carnations.

Sophistication of Roses

Rose wedding bouquets do not only look classy and decadent, but the very meaning of this flower perfectly blends into the story of a wedding. Roses represent love, and what better way to incorporate love into your ensemble than with a beautiful rose bouquet that can look stunning alone or in combination with any other flower. Any bride would be proud carrying down a lush rose bouquet down the aisle.

Passion of Tulips

If you’re passionate in every aspect of your life, as well as your relationship, you should definitely represent that on your special day, by carrying a tulip bouquet down the aisle. The amazing, vivid colors show off your equally amazing personality, and it’s definitely a unique solution for a wedding bouquet.

Magnificent Beauty of Calla Lilies

No fairy tale wedding is complete, without that one beautiful piece that will astound everyone with magnificent beauty. There’s no other flower with such deep cultural and historical roots, which not only does envelop beauty and significance but gives a special note to every bride that carries it. Each color has a different connotation, but one thing is certain. It’s nonetheless, the perfect wedding bouquet.


Joy and Purity of Gardenias

Tie the knot as peaceful and joyful you can be. Flowers are used instead of words, and showing how happy you are during that special day can only be achieved with a very fragrant and elegant gardenia bouquet.

We’re pretty confident that no matter what kind of a flower bouquet you decide to have on your wedding day, you’re going to look beautiful. However, we believe that finding the right one isn’t just a matter of looks, but also of their symbolism and meaning. Which bouquet represent you, the passionate tulips or joyful gardenias?