Too Hot to Handle - How to Care For Your Flowers in the Heat

Too Hot to Handle - How to Care For Your Flowers in the Heat


Summer has well and truly hit the GTA and with the scorching weather we’ve had recently, we thought we’d take the time to share our tips for how to care for your flower arrangements on these really warm days. Perfect for when you receive or send one of our beautiful bespoke bouquets!

We all know that flowers need sunshine in order to grow, but once those beauties have been cut, their top two enemies really are the direct sun and the heat and so they may need a little bit of TLC in order to survive when the temperature climbs.

The strong summer rays are just too much for delicate petals to handle, so to help avoid wilting, our number one tip is to keep flowers out of direct sunlight and display them in a cool room at home. Definitely keep your flowers away from sunrooms and sunny window sills!

Flowers are thirsty things – especially in a heatwave, so be sure to give them plenty of water. Check the water level in the vase daily, and keep it regularly topped up with fresh water.

 On hot days, us humans may love a cool breeze blowing in from an open patio door but your flowers won’t. Display the flowers away from really drafty areas.

Some plants, like Orchids and ferns thrive in tropical heat, so they love a good daily misting with water – especially when it is super hot. Why not use our Coral Plant Mister to help you look stylish whilst keeping your plants cool?

Give your blooms a good trim! Every couple of days, we recommend our customers carefully snip a little off the bottom of each stem in order to aid water absorption, allowing the flowers to drink up as much water as possible. 

Ensure someone is home to receive your floral delivery. Flower arrangements cannot be left on doorsteps during hot weather as they will perish very quickly. 

Following these tips will ensure you get the most out of your floral arrangements and will keep your blooms fresh for as long as possible. 

Looking to send a special floral gift for a summer birthday or just want to treat yourself to a beautiful seasonal arrangement? As your local florist, Oleander can help! We have a gorgeous online range of seasonal bouquets and summer blooms available for delivery or pickup within the GTA. Place your order here


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