Our flowers are incredibly fresh. This is something we pride ourselves on and it’s our policy to only send out the very best flowers to our customers. Our hand-tie bouquets normally bloom for at least 5-7 days and with proper care can last even longer.
Our bouquets are special and need special care. It is important that the flowers are cared for correctly as putting them by heat sources or draughts, or failing to change the water and cut the stems regularly, will kill them very quickly. We include instructions and flower food with all our cut flowers arrangements. For more information on flower care, please see our flower care guide: https://www.bloommagicflowers.ie/flower-care
In some circumstances, our flowers are so fresh that they have not even fully bloomed when they arrive. This can be confused with poor quality flowers but, in fact, this shows how fresh our flowers are. The flowers will bloom quickly once they are in room temperature and will give pleasure for many days to come if cared for properly.
Note that shelf life does vary according to flower variety. Some flowers have a shorter shelf life than others, such as irises, peonies and gerbera. This should be considered when ordering. We cannot guarantee that all stems in a bouquet will bloom in unison. If you need any help, feel free to contact us.
Our Hatbox Arrangements:
Bloom Magic hatbox arrangements are a unique and very special gift. Our hatbox bouquets are prepared differently than our hand-tied bouquets. In order for the arrangement to be best presented in the hatbox and to appear as photographed, the flowers need to be tightly tied at the base of the stems, and the stems need to be cut shorter than a normal hand-tie bouquet made for vase presentation.
Due to the tight tying and shorter stems, the hatbox bouquets have a slightly shorter lifespan than our vase bouquets and generally last between 5 and 7 days. This lifespan may be shorter again for our pure rose hatbox arrangements, as these need to be tied even tighter than mixed bouquets to achieve the right aesthetic look. Our hatbox arrangements last longest in cool dry settings, where heat and moisture cannot get in between the flower heads.
We understand that all of our customers would like to get the most out of their bouquets. We also need to ensure that the bouquet delivered is as advertised and delivers the WOW-factor on arrival. For this reason, we would not recommend a hatbox bouquet if you prioritize shelf-life over aesthetic. However, we would highly recommend the hatbox bouquet if you are looking to WOW the recipient with a unique and modern twist on the traditional bouquet we see so often!