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Flower Care Tips

While chemical preservatives and floral foam are helpful in keeping flowers fresh, there are many natural alternatives to help your bouquet live a full life. And they're all as close as your kitchen cupboard!

Starting Off

  • When arranging or rearranging, re-cut the stems diagonally using a knife or garden shears. Hold the stem under a steady flow of lukewarm water while cutting.

  • Insert each flower separately into a vase or container filled with room-temperature water.

  • Dip rose stems into peppermint oil before placing them into water.

Extending the Life of Your Bouquet

  • Add a few foxglove stalks around the existing flowers.

  • Add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the water for anemones, lilies, and gladioli.

  • Drop a pinch of salt into the water for roses, snapdragons and violets.

  • Mix two teaspoons of sugar or lemonade to water containing asters and delphiniums.

  • Drop a penny into a vase filled with tulips.

  • Reduce murky water by adding one aspirin tablet.

  • Spray a fine mist on leaves and blossoms during hot-weather periods.

  • Place your arrangement in a temperate location, away from direct sunlight and electrical appliances. Avoid particularly humid or drafty areas.

Revitalizing Your Bouquet

  • Dip the flower stems into a cup of vodka or gin for up to 5 seconds, then replace into fresh water.

  • Immerse the whole flower ?stems and blossoms ?into cool water for no more than 15 minutes.

  • If only the blooms are drooping, use a pin to prick the stem just beneath the flower.

Store Location

2004 Centre Street NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2E 2T1

Telephone: 403-276-1184
Toll-Free: 1-800-661-1568
E-mail: rose@redroseflorist.ab.ca

Store Hours
Days Open Closed Cut Off Time
Monday 6:30 AM 8:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM 8:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM 8:00 PM 6:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Friday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM 7:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM
Christmas Hours (Dec 11th - Dec 15th)
Monday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Friday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Christmas Hours (Dec 16th - Dec 17th)
Saturday 7:30 AM 9:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM 2:00 PM
Christmas Hours (Dec 18th to Dec 22nd)
Monday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Friday 6:30 AM 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Christmas Hours (Dec 23rd - Dec 24th)
Saturday 7:30 AM 9:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 2:00 PM
Christmas Hours (Dec 25)
CLOSED
Christmas Hours (Dec 31st)
Sunday 9:30 AM 5:00 PM 2:00 PM
January 1st 2018
Monday 12:00PM 5:30PM 4:00 PM