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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you deliver?

Yes, we offer local same day delivery.

Same Day Milton flower delivery. Order must be placed before 1pm Monday thru Friday, and 12pm on Saturdays.

Out Of Town flower delivery order must be placed before 1pm Monday thru Thursday the day before your requested delivery day. Acton, Campbellville, Rockwood, Burlington, Oakville, Brampton and Toronto.

We can not guarantee a delivery time for these locations. If you require a Saturday delivery to one of these locations please call the shop. We might be able to do it!

Can I request a specific delivery time?

We would require a 2 hour window for a requested delivery time. We can not guarantee specified delivery times during busy holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas. We can only guarantee a delivery date during those holidays.

What happens if no one answers when you try to deliver?

We will call the recipient to schedule an appropriate delivery time, additional charges may apply for a second delivery attempt.

Leave a delivery notice on the door and bring the floral arrangement back to the shop.

Leave the flower delivery in a covered, secure area of the home (porch, garage, or other entrance).

Leave the flower delivery with a neighbour and leave a delivery notice on the recipient’s door with this information.

Do you deliver to funeral homes, hospitals and nursing homes?

We are located close to McKersie-Kocher and J. Scott Early Funeral Homes; Milton. We also deliver to J.S. Jones & Sons Funeral Home; Georgetown and MacKinnon Family Funeral Home; Acton.

We deliver to hospitals and nursing homes. Please ensure that these locations are currently accepting deliveries due to Covid -19. Allendale Long Term Care Facility, Seasons Retirement Community, Martindale Gardens, Revera Birkdale Place, Milton District Hospital and Georgetown Hospital. We require the full name and room number of the recipient.

How do I keep my bouquet fresh?

A gift of flowers is one of the best to give, and to receive. Whether a vibrant bouquet of tropical flowers from a friend or a romantic arrangement of roses from a spouse, floral arrangements have the ability to brighten our rooms and moods.

That is why it is important to keep them fresh and gorgeous for as long as possible. The first step to a long-lasting bouquet is a clean vase. Scrub the receptacle with a mixture of one part bleach to 10 parts water and rinse well.

If the flowers come in a vase of water, the work is mostly done. Check to make sure all the stems are in the water, and if not, refill the vase and cut a bit off the end of each stem so they can drink easily.

Change the water in the vase every few days, we recommend. The vase should be refilled with lukewarm water and mixed with professional freshener that comes with the bouquet. This powder works to feed the flowers and slow the growth of bacteria.

Keep the bouquet away from heat from the sun, stove or TV, and away from the fruit bowl. Fruit gives off ethylene gas, which makes flowers deteriorate faster.

How do I care for my roses?

If your roses arrived in plastic water tubes or in a block of floral foam, remove them before arranging.

Remove any leaves that will be under water, taking care not to cut through or scrape the green bark.

Recut stems by removing 1-2 inches with a sharp knife or very sharp scissors.
Immediately after cutting, place roses in a clean, deep vase of water containing a flower food provided by your florist.

Check the flower food solution daily and make sure to keep it full, clean, and fresh. If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely.

Keep your roses in a cool place, out of direct sun and drafts.

How do I care for fresh cut flowers?

Keep the vase, container or liner filled with fresh water. Even if the container has floral foam, you should keep the water level high to promote long lasting flowers. The container’s water has a fresh flower food added to it. If you completely change the water, you should also thoroughly clean the container. Add fresh water mixed with a commercial fresh flower food. These flower foods contain the correct ingredients to properly nourish the flowers, keep bacteria at bay (which can block the stems and prevent them from absorbing water), encourage buds to open, and lengthen the life of the bouquet. It’s one of the best—and easiest—ways to extend the life of your flowers, but be sure to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed flower food can actually do more harm than good.

A floral life extender packet is always included with your floral delivery, it is basically sugar that helps keep the bacteria count in the water low. Just be sure to snip a bit off the ends of the flowers each day. If you don’t have any floral preservative left, a simple trick that you can make at home will help as well. Take some clear soda pop [like Sprite or 7-up and not the diet kind] and mix about ¼ cup of the pop with 1 litre of tepid fresh water. The soda pop contains a fungicide as well as sugar which will help with the longevity of your flowers.

Every few days, remove the flowers from the design and re-cut the stems. Remove 3/4″ to one inch from the bottom of the stem and be sure to cut the stem at an angle to allow the flower the best chance to take up water. Use a sharp knife or sharp floral cutter or scissor. Avoid smashing or piercing the stems, as this can destroy the water vessels in the stem and prevent water absorption. Remove any spent or damaged blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline in the vase.

Be sure to clean the vase before refilling it with room-temperature water mixed with the proper amount of fresh flower food. Be sure no debris is floating in the water (such as leaves and stem parts) as this could promote the growth of bacteria which can shorten a flower’s life.

Most flowers prefer temperatures between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees Celsius) and are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators, which give off heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate. Avoid placing fresh flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can age them prematurely.

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Friday: 10AM to 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 3 PM
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