Cut Rose Care
“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
Thank you for purchasing Bloomed Life’s field-grown garden roses. We grew them with care on our farm in Holladay, Utah. We appreciate your support and business.
These roses, like all USA-grown garden roses, have a typical vase life of four to six days. That’s shorter than imported roses, which are typically grown using insecticides, pesticides, fungicides and preservatives.
We think you’ll agree that having roses with amazing fragrance, and which are grown in ways that fully support sustainable farming practices, is worth their shorter lifespan.
We want you to enjoy the longest vase life possible for these roses, and to do that, these roses must be cared for the moment you receive them.
It starts the moment you receive your roses.
Keep them in a cool environment out of the sun. Definitely don’t let them get squashed or sit in a hot car.
When you arrive at your destination:
Remove packaging and rubber bands. Your roses are in tight bud and need room to bloom.
Place them in a clean container or vase with fresh, cold water.
Ideally, use a sanitized and fully rinsed container—bacteria and heat will reduce your cut roses’ life. Allow roses to drink up the water for two hours—they will be thirsty!
Arrange your roses.
Trim 1/4 of an inch from the bottom of each stem, cutting at a 45 degree angle. Add Rose Pro solution to fresh water. Cut off any leaves that will be in the water. Leaves harbor bacteria and reduce vase life.
Place them around your living space for maximum enjoyment. Take time to witness their beauty unfold as they open more fully each day. Allow their colors to deeply inspire you. Breathe in the fragrance and let it fill you with delight.
You can extend these roses’ vase life by changing the water in the vase every couple of days and re-trim the stems, removing 1/4 of an inch each time. Discard any roses that have lost their petals. (You might want to save them for an indulgent bath.) Keep them in a cool space, away from direct sunlight.
Pro Tip: Open your blooms faster by putting them in slightly warm water or in a warm location in your home. You might choose to do this if you have picked up your roses on the day of an event. In a pinch, I have left them in direct sunlight for one hour to get them to open up fast.This will shorten the vase life, but it does open the roses making them fragrant and photo perfect.
Thanks again for purchasing roses from Bloomed Life!