FOR IMMEDIATE USE: Trim stems and place in water. Arrange product in its vase, vessel, or bucket, and ENJOY!
TO “STORE” UNTIL YOUR EVENT: Keep plants in water in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures (hot or cold), or air flows (such as air conditioners, heaters, windy or breezy areas, etc.). OR, if you have space in your refrigerator (or the outdoors, if outdoor temperature is similar to refrigerator temperature and outside weather conditions are relatively good), then keep your plant in water in the fridge or outdoors until ready to use.
Natural Product of Mother Nature: Greenery comes from trees and bushes, and just like leaves on other trees and bushes, there may be some perishing leaves, which should gently be clipped away. Also, leaves will naturally have some color variation throughout – this includes occasional spots, bruises or leaves of purple or brown color. This is also completely natural. Many customers choose to keep all leaves, regardless of different coloring, for the natural look, unless the leaf is perishing and/or directly in sight and not preferable. The great part is that any undesirable leaf or offshoot can easily be clipped off by you, but they cannot be added by you if we have already cut it off prior to shipping! A few tricks for any imperfections:
Darker Leaves at Bottom of Stems: Stems may have darker or browner looking leaves toward the bottom of the stems. These are the leaves and stem areas that were below or at the water level in the water buckets prior to shipping to you.
Multi-Bunch Packaging: Your plants may be packaged in multi-bunches for packaging efficiencies and transit protection purposes.
Bunch Sizing: Our bunches are farmers bunches. We provide a stem count estimate to give you an approximation of how much product (volume) to expect. Our customers have various uses for the greenery, so we often ship oversized, more mature stems that provide greater flexibility for each customer. The stems can then be cut or divided into the approximate number of regular sized stems indicated with your order, depending upon your preference and your use upon arrival. We typically go above and beyond to include enough product that is either on the higher end of or above our volume/count estimation, which can help to cover leaves/stems that may have perished during transit, so that you have product within the estimated amount upon arrival.
Not Shipped in Water: We typically do not ship products in water because: (1) our shipping carriers do not allow water in the shipping boxes, and (2) water often creates humid conditions inside the box that can interfere with product freshness. We use sufficient packaging for protective purposes but minimize packaging to facilitate the plant’s ability to breathe during transit.
Additional Stems & Complimentary Samples: If and when available, we try to include additional stems and/or complimentary samples. If they are in your box, please do not get confused – these are for you to use, share, and enjoy!