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Flower Spotlight: Dazzling Daffodils

written by Thalia March 28, 2018

Daffodils are a springtime staple, they signify rebirth and new beginnings. They also happen to be the flower of the month! These star-shaped blooms tend to be overlooked and unappreciated but they have so much potential. Daffodils are both beautiful and affordable. Other than their bright classic color, daffodils are offered in a combination of both white and yellow, orange and white, and we also have them in all-white too. You’ll notice we sell these blooms in standard and mini varieties; we have a unique double variety as well that’s worth taking a look at! With proper care and handling, daffodils can last up to six days (see care instructions below). Check out some of the ways you can incorporate daffodils into your arrangements.

Bridal Bouquet:

We often see these cheerful blooms in people’s gardens but they look just as beautiful in a bouquet. Don’t be afraid to add these to your arrangements. As you can see, the daffodils paired effortlessly with flowers like ranunculus and lisianthus.

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Centerpieces:

These could also be added to your centerpieces. Rather than having one large centerpiece, they used a cluster of mix and match vases to display their flowers. Perfect for a freshly-picked look and the daffodils added just the right amount of color!

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Party Favors:

Although we don’t sell potted plants, I thought this was such a cute idea to share! I am sure your guests will continue to enjoy these fun and bright party favor even after the wedding.

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Care Tips:

*Daffodil flowers will pop open once cut and placed in water. If you receive your flowers several days in advance, we suggest you dry store the flowers in a refrigerator until 2 days before your event. Then follow the care and handling instructions listed below.*

  1. When your boxes arrive, it is important that you get your flowers in water as quickly as possible. Open your boxes and remove any protective packaging, such as foam or paper.
  2.  Inspect your flowers.*
  3. Gather buckets or containers to hold the flowers. Ensure your buckets or containers are very clean. We recommend rinsing them with warm water.
  4. Fill the containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cold water. If flower food is available, follow the package directions for adding it to the water.
  5. Cut any straps and remove flowers from the box. Remove any rubber bands or plastic sleeves securing flower bunches together.
  6. Remove any foliage that would fall below the waterline. Leaves below the waterline may cause bacteria to form, shortening the life of your flowers.
  7. Using sharp flower shears or scissors, cut stems diagonally under cool, running water. Cut about an inch off of each stem.
  8. Immediately after cutting the stem, place the flower in the prepared water.
  9. Ensure that you have sufficient room in each bucket for the amount of stems you will be storing. Do not overcrowd your containers. Overcrowding may damage stems and blooms and effect the blooming process.
  10. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate, flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate. Periodically check the water levels, flowers drink a lot of water when they first arrive and the water may need to be refilled.
  11. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or extreme temperatures. Flowers should be stored in a cool, dry area until ready to use.
  12. Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh.

“Note: Daffodils emit a clear, slimy sap after being harvested. Prior to using fresh-picked daffodils in mixed bouquets with other flowers, it is best to “condition” the daffodils first. Simply place daffodils in a separate vase with cool, clean water to allow the sap to flow. The sap can negatively impact the vase life of other flowers, so allowing time for them to sit in water separately is essential. After a 2-3 hour rest, daffodils can be combined with other flowers, but don’t recut the stem ends as the sap will just start flowing again,” says Erin from Floret Flowers. Be sure to check out her simple centerpiece tutorial using seasonal blooms here!

Ready to start shopping for Daffodils? Click here to check out our full selection of Daffodils!

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