Hello my flower friends,
I hope you're doing well :). I did some deliveries yesterday (I don't normally deliver on a Tuesday) and because it's usually my day off I was able to just cruise drive to my delivery locations. It was such a joy to see so many gardens in full bloom! I saw lots of Wisteria, Cherry Blossom, Rhododendron and Azalea trees and it was a sunny day and my heart was so full! This is truly the beauty of nature. I always say I'm an Autumn/Winter gal but Spring is definitely right up there :).
I'm getting more and more ideas of what to share for #APRflowerEd and I'm thinking that it might have to be twice a week! I might not always share it on Instagram/Facebook but you'll definitely find everything here. This week is all about Freesias!!! I feel like they've lost a bit of attention and are under used at the moment but they're such an amazing flower. I love them so much and they have one of the sweetest scents around. I have them sitting on my table right now and when I walk into the room I can smell them immediately. Sometimes I just pick them up and breathe in deeply haha.
I've realised that I should be typing out the little details I share in the infographics so that it can be easily read and referred to here and so underneath the infographic you'll better see what I've written. If they're being downloaded you always have the option of zooming in on the image but if not, I'll type them here. I stick to about five points and there might be more info here than on the infographic as I only have a small space to work within there.
So here we go!
Freesias are a tall, sweet smelling flower with 5-7 trumpet-shaped blossoms that sit on a single plane and slightly curves downwards. They can be single or double flowered come in many colours including white, yellow, orange, pink, purple, red and even some bicolours.
Their natural season is from Winter to Spring but can be available almost year round with greenhouse grown ones. They’re native to South Africa, symbolising purity and innocence.
3) Vase Life:
They typically last up to 10 days but with good care and harvest treatment (specifically that they're picked when still in bud) can last up to three weeks. You can use a preservative also as it can help to extend their vase life. Remove each spent flower to extend the life of the coming blooms. Great for any designs including for weddings and vase arrangements.
Select bunches that have at least one bud on the spike open or about to open, avoiding tightly shut green buds, as they may not open. A premium stem should have at least five healthy buds. They bloom from the bottom up and bloom upwards despite the curve.
Put in a clean vase of fresh, fluoride-free water—they're sensitive to fluoride and it can cause leaf burning or buds to not open. Snip at least 2cm off the stems when changing the water every two days or so. Ensure that no leaves are below the water line. Keep in cooler temperature, out of the sun and away from ripening produce and wilting plants.
I'm thinking that I need to start offering in season bunches on my online store so that you guys can have the opportunity to experience the beauty and delight of the flowers I talk about in these segments. If that's something you're interested in, let me know! :) Have a great rest of the week!