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  • 3121 San Mateo NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

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At Albuquerque Florist, Inc., we specialize in the finest flowers, backed by service and individual attention that has remained unsurpassed for over 40 golden years. We carry a vast selection of fresh flowers, green and blooming plants, dried and silk arrangements, balloons, gifts & plush animals as well as fruit & gourmet baskets, something for every budget. From a single rose to the most stunning wedding ensemble, our skilled staff of professional designers can make all of your special moments truly unforgettable. We have 2 NE Albuquerque locations to serve you at San Mateo Blvd and Juan Tabo Blvd. Also serving all Lovelace Hospitals, Presbyterian and University of New Mexico hospital.

How Do Florist Shops Store Their Flowers?

How Do Florist Shops Store Their Flowers?

31st May 2023

When you purchase flowers from florist shops, you expect the flowers to look good, smell amazing, and last. If your flowers die quickly, odds are, you will not purchase from that florist again in the future. As such, florists take a great deal of time to properly store their flowers, helping them to remain fresh for their customers. Here is a little bit more information on the storage methods that are used to store flowers.

The Importance of Properly Storing Flowers

Florist shops go to great lengths to ensure that their plants look their best. This includes ordering from sources that only supply fresh flowers that are properly stored and taken care of. Flowers that are properly stored look more vibrant, have a stronger smell, and tend to last longer. When these plants are not handled with care, they can start to wilt, droop, lose their color and drop their petals. They will also have a much shorter lifespan.

In Cold Air

One of the keys to properly storing flowers is to ensure that they are placed in a cold space. The cold air helps to keep the blooms fresh and vibrant. There are different ways that a florist can help to expose the flowers to cold air, including a floral refrigerator, a large walk-in refrigerated cold storage container, or using air conditioning units to keep their flower shop at a lower temperature.

With Warm Water

Another way that flower shops store their flowers to keep them fresh is to place them in warm water. According to Hunker, florists place flowers in 100 to 110-degree Fahrenheit water. The warm water helps the stems to continue to drink and soak in water. This helps the stems, leaves, and blooms stay hydrated, which helps them to look their best and allows them to last for a long time.

The best florist shops will order flowers that can be delivered to their shop quickly so that their selection is always fresh and never in danger of wilting before being purchased. If you are looking to purchase a bouquet or arrangement for a loved one, or even just for yourself, Albuquerque Florist has some of the freshest and longest-lasting flowers around the San Mateo area. Call or visit us today to find just what you need!