Do not refrigerate or freeze, these flowers have been processed to last for months with proper care.
Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures (sunny windowsills) which can quickly dry out flowers and cause wilting
Do not place your arrangement near fruit or in the path of cigarette smoke The ethylene gas is detrimental to many flower types
Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions
Change the water in the vase as often as possible. Remove any dead or dying flowers from the arrangement. After carefully removing the good flowers, clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria. Replace the water and mix in flower preservative. Flowers stay fresher longer with ample amount of water.
Most varieties of cut flowers will last about seven days with proper care (with the exception of lilac and dahlias, which remain beautiful only for a few days)