How can we keep flowers fresh in our home when it's so hot and muggy in summer?
Heat can reduce a flowers vase life so it's important to keep them away from windows on hot summer days. Some flowers such as peonies love a bit of ice in the water. Generally keeping blooms in a cooler room with fresh water should keep them hydrated and happy.
Should we be adding stuff to the water when we're arranging fresh flowers?
Many flower retailers provide sachets of flower food to add to water which helps fight bacteria. There are plenty of other methods people use such as adding sugar to the water, but changing the water every few days is enough to keep it fresh.
Are there 'trends' when it comes to buying flowers? What's on trend at the moment?
There are always new trends coming and going in the flower industry. Currently, we are seeing a lot more colour in arrangements, along with dried flowers and niche garden blooms. There are always those special flowers with limited seasons that people love too such as Peonies, Dahlias and Hydrangeas. It's always great to buy seasonal.
What's your favourite summer bloom?
The team at NZ Flowers Week are fans of Dahlias and Hydrangeas, as well as being lovers of greenery.
How much should an average sized bouquet cost?
The average cost of a bouquet all depends on what flowers are in the bouquet and the work that went into putting it together. Bouquets with more sought after blooms will cost more than a bunch full of flowers that grow in abundance. Wedding bouquets will also generally cost more as they require more labour.