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Welcome to Our New Web Site

Aloha!

We’ve made some changes to our web site that we hope you will find helpful.  In addition to a new look we’ve made it easier for you to find the perfect gift or flower assortment for your home or special event with easy to use menus and a search function.

To welcome you we have posted a special coupon code.  This coupon can be used for any future delivery date in case you want to get a jump on your holiday shopping.  Save 10% on your order with coupon code: fresh

 
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Hawaiian FlowersLarge assortment of Hawaiian flowers freshly grown in the islands.

It’s also easier to order fresh Hawaiian flowers and gifts on your mobile device like an iPad or smart phone.  Our new pages and menus will adjust to your screen size.

You will notice many of our pictures have been updated.  We will continue to add clearer, more informative images to help you choose the perfect Hawaiian flowers for your gift, party, wedding or other event.  We are also creating step-by-step guides on how to arrange each assortment to match our pictures.  Of course, tropical flowers look beautiful in any arrangement so feel free to create your own and share your picture with us on Facebook.

Follow our blog for our Hawaiian Holiday Gift Guide coming soon!

We will use our blog to keep you up to date on ideas for Hawaiian parties, weddings, luaus and gifts.  We will also post goings on here in the islands.  So whether you are on the mainland or here in Hawaii you can stay connected to the most beautiful place on earth!

Care Instructions

Hawaiian Flower Care Instructions

Hawaiian Flower Care Instructions

Hawaiian flower care instructions, identification guide and arranging ideas.  Follow this guide to give your tropical flowers longest life.  Instructions are included with every order.

Carefully unpack your fresh tropical flowers and remove them from the box as soon as they arrive.

For anthuriums, orchids and gingers soak the entire flower under lukewarm water for about 10 minutes.  This will extend the life of your flowers.

All flowers should have the stems held under water as you cut about an inch off the end of each stem.

Place the freshly cut stems in a vase or other container of water.

Do not refrigerate stems.

Cut about an inch off each stem and replace the water every 2 or 3 days.

Arranging Your Flowers

Choose a sturdy vase or use a tray with floral foam.

Begin with the largest or your favorite flower as a focal point.

Make sure where you are going to place each flower before cutting the stem.

Add the smaller flowers around the focal point.

Use the greenery to fill in spaces.

Leaves can be cut, bent or folded as you like.

Orchid stems can be cut in half to create two shorter stems.

Keep your display out of drafts or direct sunlight.

Do not refrigerate.

We have some ideas on how to use loose orchid at your party, wedding, luau or other event.  Please tell us yours!

Lei, Corsage and Orchid Care

Unpack maile, haku, leaf or flower leis and loose orchid blossoms upon arrival.

If they are a little dry, mist with clean, lukewarm water and gently shake off any excess.  Do not mist ti leaf leis.

Keep your corsage, haku, lei or loose orchid blossoms in a closed bag in the refrigerator.  They can be returned to the refrigerator after wearing for longer use.

Do not refrigerate anthurium corsages.  The cold will turn them black.

 

DIY and How To

Make Your Own Perfume

Make Your Own Perfume

You can make your own perfume at home using our essential oils and fragrances.

You’ll need a clean glass bottle to mix things in.  A dark glass works best as it protects from light.

To store your finished perfume a smaller bottle.  Again dark glass is better but clear works fine.

Two tablespoons of carrier oil to hold the fragrance.  Oils such as almond oil or jojoba work well.

Four tablespoons of vodka or high proof alcohol.

Two tablespoons of distilled water.  Tap water should not be used.

Essential oils and fragrances – combine up to three for your favorite combination

One coffee filter and a funnel

1.  Add 30 to 40 drops of your favorite oil or combination of oils to your mixing bottle.  Test as you go until you find a mix you like again using multiple oils.

2.  Mix in vodka and the carrier oil.  Shake everything together and then let the closed bottle sit for at least two days.  Some combinations can take 4 to 6 weeks to fully rest.  Do not refrigerate but keep in a cool, dark location.

3.  Open and add the water.  Shake thoroughly.

4.  Line your funnel with the coffee filter and pour into the storage bottles.  This will take some time so go slowly and do not overfill the funnel.

5.  Shake again each time before using.

It can take time to find your favorite combination so experiment freely with small drops of the oils.