(Closed) Flower Food for DIY Flowers – HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You should be able to buy it from a florist/shop. The ones I got are little white rectangular packets that you just throw the whole packet (don’t open it) in bucket of water (like a 5 gallon bucket filled only 1/3 to 1/2 full) 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The ones they use at my sister’s flower shop come by the case, and they are like a strand of paper pouches they you just tear off a pouch and put one in the water. So I am not sure if there is a different kind that you would actully mix into the water. But good luck 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try a large garden center like Home Depot or Walmart, they would definitely have it in bulk

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can also look for floral wholesaler’s online, like this one:

http://www.wholesalefloral.com/Hydraplus_1_Gallon_Bottle_p/ss7031.htm

That should be MORE than enough to keep your flowers fresh for a few days.

We just 5 gallon buckets too, and you can probably fit 50-75 roses. One bucket for the delphinium, and 2 or 3 buckets for the hydrangea, and you’d only need to change the water once or twice.

The gallon bottle of preservative is probably way more than you need for the wedding (so you might be better off just buying a few packets), but you could always keep the extra for the next time someone sends you flowers!

Good luck with everything!

http://www.kiwicabbage.com

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The recipe julies posted above looks great! I just tried it with a spoonful of sugar, a splash of vinegar, and just a little bleach. The flowers look great and I noticed that the appearance of the solution looks the same as when I put in flower food from the store.

 

I also didn’t know before that it’s bad to put the flowers in direct sunlight but knew already that it’s good to cut the stems on an angle every day or two and to change the water frequently.

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