Flower Care Guide

Flowers are a living piece of nature and require some essential hygiene practices to improve their vase life.

We recommend the following generally, however, each species and their varieties often have individual requirements.

Care for your Bouquet

If your flowers are delivered in a bouquet, i.e wrapped in cellophane with water on the ends;

  • Remove packaging and trim the stems. Bouquets are usually delivered in water, so you should do this over a sink. Care for your Bouquet
  • Always make sure your vase is thoroughly cleaned so that there is no bacterial contamination from previous use.
  • Cut approximately 1 cm from the ends of the stems at an angle.
    This helps the stem to suck up the water.
  • Fill your vase to 3/4 full with fresh tap water then add the flower food. (except with tulips only 1/4).
  • Do add flower food to prolong the life of your flowers (except with tulips).
    Always follow exactly the guidelines on the back of the sachet.
  • Remove any foliage which lies beneath the water as they will cause bacteria to grow in the water.
  • Display in a cool location away from draughts, direct sunlight and heat.
  • To refresh flowers after 2-3 days, remove any drooping flowers or foliage, re-cut the stems and replace the fresh water.
Care for your Bouquet

If your flowers arrive already arranged then you may need to add fresh water to the container

  • Do this over a sink or on a drainer.
  • Place a coaster or such under the container when placing on furniture in case of spills.
  • Repeat every few days.
  • As buds deteriorate clip away to allow others to open.
Care for your Bouquet

Plant Care Guide


Keep the compost moist. Avoid over-watering, draughts and direct sunlight. To prolong flowering, remove faded flowers. Feed plants fortnightly with liquid plant fertilizer during Spring and Summer. Protect non-hardy plants from frost.

Handle with care

  • Lily pollen may stain. Carefully remove stamens from any newly opened flowers and avoid direct contact.
    Tip (If you get lily pollen on your cloths do not rub but use sellotape to remove by placing sticky side on top of stain and peel off).
  • Keep flowers out of reach of children and pets.
    The flowers/plant are for display only and must not be eaten.
  • We recommend that you not place your flowers or plants on an unprotected surface.

Need Help?

You can always email our Customer Service Team on customer.service@mimosaflowers.ie or call and speak to one of our expert florists should you have any further queries.

Best Selling Bouquets

  • Mixed Bouquet
    This beautifully designed hand-tied bouquet would make anybody happy! Featuring Rose, Lisianthus, Carnation, Thalaspie, Iris, Freesia, Spray rose with selected foliages. This is definitely a gift from heaven. Please note: for seasonal and other supply reasons we may, from time to time, substitute some of the blooms shown in the image. We will always try to be true to the colour co-ordination, style and shape of the bouquet and will always guarantee to give you the full value paid. If you have any queries, please email or call us and we would be delighted to confirm availability and or explain alternatives. See 'contact us' section.
  • Forest Fruits
    Our skilled florists created this bouquet in answer to requests for a bouquet that looked like it was picked straight from the garden. This pretty hand-tied bouquet is bursting with colour, texture and variety. It includes lots of favourites as they become seaoonally available, with some Lilies, Gerbera's and gorgeous pink roses as the basic elements. Please note: for seasonal and other supply reasons we may, from time to time, substitute some of the blooms shown in the image. We will always try to be true to the colour co-ordination, style and shape of the bouquet and will always guarantee to give you the full value paid. If you have any queries, please email or call us and we would be delighted to confirm availability and or explain alternatives. See 'contact us' section.
  • Crispy Clementine
    Beautiful burnt Autumn flowers, red and orange give you that cosy feeling with this beautiful hand made flower bouquet created for you. Please note: for seasonal and other supply reasons we may, from time to time, substitute some of the blooms shown in the image. We will always try to be true to the colour co-ordination, style and shape of the bouquet and will always guarantee to give you the full value paid. If you have any queries, please email or call us and we would be delighted to confirm availability and or explain alternatives. See 'contact us' section.
  • Red Rose And Lily Hand-Tied
    This showcase bouquet is a stunning display of the most popular flower varieties: classic roses and exotic Oriental lilies. The pink petals of these luxurious lilies with their dark centres blend beautifully with the rich red roses. This hand-tied is certainly designed to impress. Featuring pink Oriental lilies and large-headed red roses, eucalyptus and salal leaves hand-tied and presented in our gift packaging. Please note: for seasonal and other supply reasons we may, from time to time, substitute some of the blooms shown in the image. We will always try to be true to the colour co-ordination, style and shape of the bouquet and will always guarantee to give you the full value paid. If you have any queries, please email or call us and we would be delighted to confirm availability and or explain alternatives. See 'contact us' section.
  • Dreamy White
    This is a very elegant, contemporary hand-tied bouquet. Groups of crisp white flowers are beautifully framed by loops of steel grass. It’s simple in colour, but intricate in design, and the lilies give a sweet scent to the bouquet.

    Featuring white large-headed roses, with white Oriental lilies and white lisianthus hand-tied with steel grass, salal, eucalyptus and pittosporum, finished with gift wrap and ribbon and presented in Mimosaflowers.ie gift packaging. Please note: for seasonal and other supply reasons we may, from time to time, substitute some of the blooms shown in the image. We will always try to be true to the colour co-ordination, style and shape of the bouquet and will always guarantee to give you the full value paid. If you have any queries, please email or call us and we would be delighted to confirm availability and or explain alternatives. See 'contact us' section.
  • Pink Rose And Lily Hand-Tied
    This is a truly spectacular combination of large-headed roses and elegant oriental lilies. It’s a popular choice too - these flowers are firm favourites, and work so beautifully together. Simple, and very stylish, this hand-tied bouquet is a fabulous gift.

    Featuring 5 pink large-headed roses with 2 pink oriental lilies, eucalyptus and salal leaves, hand-tied and presented in gift packaging.
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