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Flower Info

A little extra care can make a big difference for any size flower arrangement or fresh flower bouquet. Most floral arrangements last 5-7 days or longer, depending on the flowers used and the care they receive. The Society of American Florists provides these tips for longer-lasting, more vibrant flowers:

Photography of a Flower Arrangement

Care for Flower Arrangements

Keep the vase filled (or floral foam soaked) with water containing a flower food provided by your florist. Flower foods provide sugars, balance ph and limit bacterial growth. It is important to follow the mixing directions on the food packet. Most packets are to be mixed with either a pint or a quart of water. Do not dilute with more water than is specified on the packet.

Check your arrangement daily to make sure it has plenty of clear fresh water. If possible, re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife or scissors that will not crush the stems. Immediately place the stems into warm solution or deeply and firmly back into floral foam.

Keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or near appliances. Heat from appliances or hot and cold drafts cause flowers to dehydrate.

 
Photography of Boxed Roses

Care for Loose Bunches or Boxed Flowers

Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don't forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet. Fill a clean (washed with a detergent or antibacterial cleaning solution), deep vase with water and add a flower food from your florist. Remove leaves that will be below the waterline to deter bacterial microbial growth that will limit water uptake by the flower. Re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife or scissors. Place the flowers in the vase solution you've prepared.

If you purchase loose flowers for your own arrangements you should also consider these tips: When selecting flowers, look for flowers with upright, firm petals and buds beginning to open. Yellow, spotted or drooping leaves are signs of age. When using woody stems and branches (such as quince, forsythia or lilac), cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place them in warm water containing fresh flower food to promote flower opening.

 

Care

Making your flowers last longer

 

Each cut flower variety has a different life expectancy. When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!


Floral food and why you should use it

 

Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best -- and easiest -- ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good.


When your flowers arrive in wet foam

 

Keep the floral foam soaked in water. The floral food added at the time of design by your florist will stay active.


When your flowers have woody stems and branches (such as Quince, Forsythia, or Lilac)

 

Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.


WARNING..regarding cats and lilies

 

According to the National Animal Poison Control Center, certain types of lilies can cause renal failure in cats that have ingested any part of the lily. We strongly suggest keeping lilies out of the reach of cats. For more information, contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) at www.aspca.org/apcc or call 888-426-4435. It is important to note that lilies do not pose a problem for other pets or humans.


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Send Flowers to Fort Worth or Nationwide with Gordon Boswell Flowers

Gordon Boswell is proud to be your premier source of flowers in Fort Worth, TX as well as nationwide. Serving the Fort Worth area for nearly 100 years, we have made countless customers smile, laugh, reminisce, and spread happiness through the joy of flowers. On many occasions, words aren't nearly enough to convey your thoughts and emotions. That's why we are the area's number one supplier of anniversary flowers, birthday flowers, get well flowers, sympathy flowers, and flowers for holidays like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Think of a bouquet of wrapped flowers or a stunning vased arrangement as a way to convey your pride, love, condolences, or appreciation during a suitable occasion, or even just because. 

Our two Fort Worth florist locations include one flower shop on Camp Bowie Boulevard and one flower shop on Pennsylvania Avenue. Because of our convenient locations, we're well suited to take care of your Fort Worth TX flower delivery with the utmost care and ease. Feel free to stop in and browse our selection of expertly crafted arrangements or speak with one of our flower designers on site. We're happy to assist you with whatever you need, whether that means just asking our opinion on what color roses to buy, or specifying the details of a custom arrangement for a funeral service or memorial tribute. In addition to residential delivery, we also offer delivery to Fort Worth funeral homes and hospitals, as well as businesses across the country for your convenience. See the lists below for the funeral homes and hospitals we offer flower and gift delivery to. As always, your order is backed by our 100% freshness guarantee so you never have to worry about getting the best flowers in Fort Worth. When you need same-day flower delivery in Fort Worth, nearby locations, or across the country, trust Gordon Boswell Flowers to get your delivery right. 

In addition to excelling in Fort Worth flower delivery, Gordon Boswell is also proud to offer top-notch event and wedding flower design for your special day. Simply contact us directly to share your vision. From bridal bouquets to boutonnieres, toss bouquets, table arrangements and centerpieces, and even aisle and alter decorations, we take the greatest care and pride in our work day in and day out. Our goal is to dazzle and amaze by bringing your ideas to life with flowers. Consider us for any upcoming event, from weddings large and small to family reunions, holiday parties, charity galas, fundraisers, corporate celebrations and so much more. 

Funeral Homes We Deliver To

Winscott Road Funeral Home, Baker Funeral Home, Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Ferguson Como Funeral Home, Greenwood Funeral Home, Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, Morris-Bates Funeral Home, Robertson-Muller-Harper Funeral Directors, Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, Alpine Funeral Home, Amalla Funeral Home, Davis Funeral Chapel, Golden Gate Funeral Home Fort Worth, Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel and Cemetery, Tree of Life Funeral Directors, Williams & Lucas Funeral Home and Cremations, Williams Funeral Chapel, Angel Hills Funeral Directors, Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Carrillo Funeral Homes, Grand Prairie Funeral Home, Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home, North Texas Funerals & Cremations, Jim's Funeral Home, Lucas Funeral Home, Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Hospitals & Nursing Homes We Deliver To

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Cook Children's Medical Center, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, John Peter Smith Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth, USMD Hospital at Fort Worth, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of the Mid-Cities, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Milwood Hospital, Texas General Hospital, Saint Camillus Medical Center, Senior Care of Stonegate, Cityview Care Center, Wedgewood Nursing Home, BrightStar Care West Fort Worth/Granbury, Lake Worth Nursing Home, Lake Lodge Nursing & Rehabilitation, Life Care of Haltom, Park View Care Center, Village Creek Nursing Center, Silverado Fort Worth Memory Care Community.

Locations:

Gordon Boswell Pennsylvania Ave.: 1220 Pennsylvania Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104 (817) 332-2265 Gordon Boswell Camp Bowie: 6204 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76116 (817) 738-9287

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