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From the market to the bouquet

PUBLISHED 25. 11. 2015. | MIRELA LELA MIKŠIĆ

Flowers webshop and delivery of flowers in Croatia

Flowers webshop and delivery of flowers in Croatia.  received a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a gift, you’ve put it in a vase and now you are enjoying just watching it.

Do you ever wonder how it was made, who made it and how much time and effort has gone into its making?

This short story will introduce you to the process of making bouquets, starting from the very purchase of flowers to the final packaging process. Our day begins with a visit to a wholesale flower supplier because I want to personally inspect the ordered flowers and choose new sorts. The emphasis is put on the flower sorts of the highest quality and freshness, where my experience and excellent cooperation with the suppliers and growers come in handy.

Flowers webshop and delivery of flowers in Croatia

Flowers webshop and delivery of flowers in Croatia. After the morning adventure, flowers are delivered to the workshop, where each flower and stem passes through the expert hands of my florists. Flowers are cleaned from extra leaves and thorns are removed from the roses. A cut 2 cm long is incised into the stem so that it can absorb water more easily. The water must be cold and clean so that the flowers would last as long as possible. It is not advisable to add sugar or aspirin because they close stem pores and that way flowers wilt quicker.

Flowers webshop and delivery of flowers in Croatia

Flowers webshop and delivery of flowers in Croatia

You received a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a gift, you’ve put it in a vase and now you are enjoying just watching it.

Do you ever wonder how it was made, who made it and how much time and effort has gone into its making?

 

This short story will introduce you to the process of making bouquets, starting from the very purchase of flowers to the final packaging process. Our day begins with a visit to a wholesale flower supplier because I want to personally inspect the ordered flowers and choose new sorts. The emphasis is put on the flower sorts of the highest quality and freshness, where my experience and excellent cooperation with the suppliers and growers come in handy.

 

After the morning adventure, flowers are delivered to the workshop, where each flower and stem passes through the expert hands of my florists. Flowers are cleaned from extra leaves and thorns are removed from the roses. A cut 2 cm long is incised into the stem so that it can absorb water more easily. The water must be cold and clean so that the flowers would last as long as possible. It is not advisable to add sugar or aspirin because they close stem pores and that way flowers wilt quicker.

Flowers are additionally keep in refrigerators in order to keep them fresh and the flowers closed. From the moment of picking them up on the market, all the way to their last use, it is best for the flowers to reside in specialized refrigerators and at certain temperatures to slow down the aging process and allow the end user to enjoy their scent, freshness and beauty for as long as possible.

Next in line is the paperwork – sometimes it lasts for a couple of hours. We need to count all flowers and plants, write the numbers down, determine the codes, set the prices and so on, but we will not continue talking about that because we prefer flowers, creativity and making decorations. So, to conclude, when making bouquets design, composition, colour and mathematics are all equally important. How is a bouquet made? By harmonizing flower types in regard to their forms, colours and durability, considering the given theme or occasion and making sure the process stays within the budget. The style and the method of composing the bouquet depends on the occasion, sorts of flowers, customer’s request, as well as on the current inspiration of the florist.

 

However, there are technical rules that every florist must hold on to. The technical side of creating bouquets and arrangements is learned for years, and the experience of working with flowers is very important.  However, my opinion is that what carries the most importance is our love for flowers!

Once finished, a bouquet is wrapped, or as I like to put it, tucked in abundantly in fine silk paper and decorated with grosgrain ribbon or a glorious bow.

Flower arrangements and installations in vases are placed in Lela Design boxes, custom-made based on our design and are again lavishly tucked in fine silk paper and decorated with grosgrain ribbon.

Floral decorations in boxes were designed for situations when the recipient does not have a vase available at the moment of receiving the flowers.  A water-soaked sponge is put into a box measuring 12x12x12 cm in order to keep freshness for a long time. I shall reveal a small secret to you – flowers treated this way last longer than a bouquet because the stems are shorter and the flowers can soak water better and more easily.

Our product – flowers in a box – come in white Lela Design boxes measuring 63x16x10 cm. They are also wrapped in fine silk paper and decorated with grosgrain ribbon. This product is meant for persons who desire to do their own arrangements.

If you wish, we can send a personalized note along with the chosen bouquet or decoration with the delivery.

And finally, a smile for our client is the final touch, with which we hand them our handwork , made with lots of attention and love.

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