When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
When buying flowers, most people pay most of their attention to the different flower species, the arrangement and the decor aspect of their purchase. However, beyond that, you should also consider the packaging and presentation that your flowers have. This will not only determine how the overall flower arrangement looks, but packaging also plays a big role in flower placement and longevity. Read on to see how.
The bouquet is the most popular flower packaging available. Though synonymous with weddings, bouquets are also popular with flower gifts, anniversaries and 'get well' flowers. The bouquet is the simplest packaging for flowers. The plastic covering is light and keeps the colour pigmentation of the flowers from getting on your clothes. However, flowers in a bouquet can get damaged easily and are therefore better for short term use. If you want flowers to last longer, you'll have to put them in a watered container as soon as possible.
You can also order your flowers in a box. The flowers have a bouquet wrapping but are also placed inside a box carton. Boxed packaging makes it possible to place your flowers on a flat surface, e.g. desk or table, for better presentation. This is especially vital for flower arrangements that are meant to be positioned vertically. Boxed flowers are suitable for all manner of events, from hospital gifts to event placement and home decor.
You can have your flowers placed in a woven basket as well. Apart from adding character to your flower delivery, baskets serve as a better mode of packaging for bulky flowers. They can hold larger arrangements without risk of damage, even if dropped. The handles on the baskets also make it easy to carry the flowers where transportation is involved. Flower baskets are great for picnics, 'get well' presents, romantic gifting and corporate applications.
You can also order your flowers in a vase. There are different types of vases available. These include glass vases, glass bowls, ceramic bowls and earthen pots. All these vases have one thing in common: They enable you to place your flowers in water and keep them fresh for longer. A vase also enables you to keep your flowers upright for better display. However, vases are delicate and require better care to avoid accidents or flower damage.
Next time you visit a florist to order flowers, take a minute to ensure you get the perfect packaging too!