We understand that one of the biggest challenges when ordering from local farms is understanding what's available and when. The types of flowers, colors and amounts vary greatly throughout our Midwest growing season. The chart below will give you an idea of what our core crop availability is throughout the growing season of March - October.
For exact availability each week, feel free to email us at SweetPeasFlowerFarm@gmail.com, or sign up for our weekly newsletter!
Most importantly, always keep the container filled with fresh water. The water level high should be high to ensure all stems are submerged. We recommend completely changing the water every other day which will allow a thorough cleaning of the container. Bacteria can build up which will reduce the life of the blooms.
Every few days, remove the flowers from the container if possible and re-cut the stems. Cut off approximately one inch from the bottom of the stem. It is important to cut the stem at an angle to allow the flower the best chance to take up water. Use a sharp knife or floral scissors to ensure a clean cut.
Ensure the bouquet water has floral food. If delivered in a vase, your bouquet already has floral food in the water. We also include a packet of floral food with your delivery for when the water is changed. Floral food is basically sugar that helps keep the bacteria count in the water low. An aspirin, (not ibuprofen), works just a well.
Remember that each bloom has its own individual ‘vase life’ which refers to the amount of life after a bloom is cut. Always remove any spent or damaged blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline. Foliage that is left will quickly break down and form bacteria and fungi.
Most flowers are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators, which give off heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate. Avoid placing fresh flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can age them prematurely.
Incorporating the freshest blooms harvested straight from the fields, allows our experienced design team to create unique, customized arrangements for you and your loved ones.
Sweet Peas produces cut flowers that are compatible with Indiana's climate. Growing seasonal local blooms which showcases the highest quality plant & the most beautiful flower for our customers to enjoy.