What is the most important detail about sunflowers after you cut them? WATER! WATER! WATER! We'll go into more detail below on how to properly keep your flowers hydrated. Also, cutting sunflowers in the morning is the best time to harvest them, but we'll teach you some tips and tricks that will help you prolong the life of your flowers as long as possible. We highly recommend cutting your flowers as one of the last activities you do before you leave. At the end of this page you'll find some external links with more information if you'd like to dive deeper into the care of your flowers.
1) Be careful with your shears, they're REALLY sharp! Only those age 16 years or older are allowed to carry or use the shears.
2) Take the provided water container with you as you go to cut your flowers. The flower will need to go directly into the water as soon as you cut it.
3) When you find the flower that you want to cut, plan to cut it approximately 30" in length from where the bloom touches the stem and where you are making the cut.
4) Make the cut at a 45° angle and place the flower into your water source.
5) Return your shears to the checkout booth and proceed to the watering station.
The watering station staff members will help you remove your sunflowers from your temporary water container to either a complementary travel bag or if you purchased one of our designer Sunflower Pails, they can help you set that up as well. Here they will make an additional cut of your sunflower stem(s) underwater to ensure no air bubbles are restricting the access of the flower's vascular system. Once again, they will cut a 45° cut so that the stem does not lay flat on the bottom of the pail so that it has easy access to the water. We will also remove all the leaves except for the one's up next to the head of the flower.
We recommend that a limited number of flowers be placed in a single pail so that the blooms do nut rub against each other causing damage to the flowers. The amount of flowers that can be placed in a pail is dependent upon the size of the blooms. All of this needs to be done in the shade and from this point forward you'll want to keep the flowers in the shade.
Now that you're home, we don't want you to feel alone in taking care of your flowers. Here's some helpful Tips & Tricks to getting several days out of your sunflowers.
We always get great questions about whether or not you can harvest the seeds from these flowers. The answer is: "Yes! You can!" Remember to do this outdoors because it can become messy and some flowers may have a few bugs inside.
Here are a few good links to check out when trying to harvest seeds from the sunflowers.
If you'd like more information on sunflowers or to see where we pulled our sources from, visit the following sites below:
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