One of the options for flower delivery is to leave the hand bouquet outside of the house when no one is home to receive it. However, this is only done by the courier as per the instruction of the recipient or sender. If the recipient is on its way home and the courier or delivery person can no longer wait for her, the best thing to do is to leave the flower bouquet somewhere outside the house. It could be on top of the table or somewhere higher so kids and pets could not reach.
The vase life of flowers may vary depending on the type of flower, how care is given, and the location of the flower vase inside the house. Cut flowers tend to wilt and become dry at least five days after cutting but may increase freshness when placed in water and trimmed properly. Other factors that increase its vase life are the room temperature, the location where it is placed, and the preservatives added to the water to keep blooms open for a longer time.
Flowers may stay in its quality and condition but the question is, for how long? Here’s what the florists say about it:
Depending on the Type of Flowers
The florist says that flowers last longer depending on the type of cut flowers. Some flowers endure the hot weather while some need a cooler temperature to stay longer. The cut flower that lasts the longest is Zinnia. It can last for 24 days provided that proper care is given. The water should be replaced every two days to keep them fresh and in beautiful blooms. If this flower is left outside the house, it may last a long while if the bouquet is in a flower vase with water. On the other hand, the bouquet may not remain fresh if not in vase, especially when it is left outside in the middle of the day.
The flowers of Orchids can last longer, too, when cutting as long as they are properly taken care of. They can last up to 21 days in a vase with clean water. Cut stems with Orchid blooms are known for their elegant appearance and durability. Although they can last for a long while at warm temperatures, the blooms may wither or wilt if not transferred to a place under shade.
The flowers of Carnations are among the first choice because of its wide availability and because they can last for a long while. When cut flowers are placed in a flower vase, they can last for more than two weeks. Some leaves and petals may fall apart throughout the weeks. You can simply remove them to avoid falling into the water which will cause bacteria and fungi. On the other hand, the soft petals of Carnations may easily get wilted if the bouquet is left outside the house on delivery.
Chrysanthemums can last longer in the vase and under thorough care. If left outside the house, it may need immediate transfer to a flower vase with clean water to avoid the leaves and blooms from wilting. They are the type of flowers that need a lot of trimming and water-changing. This is the reason why florists use this flower in a bouquet with longer stems.
Roses can last up to one week or more after being cut and arranged into a beautiful bouquet. Proper care procedures will help the blooms to keep its freshness and condition. On the other hand, the vase life may also vary depending on the type of Rose. For the delivery of a bouquet of Roses, it is important to know whether the recipient is coming home in the next hour because if not, it is best to deliver the bouquet later instead. If the recipient or the sender insisted to have the flowers stay outside until they arrive, the courier or the delivery person has no responsibility if the flowers become wilted.
Depending on the Length of Time the Flowers Stay Outside
When the flower delivery arrives and no one is home to receive it, the delivery person will either come back in the afternoon or later in the day or on the following day to complete the delivery. But when instructed by the recipient or sender to leave the bouquet outside, the person will choose the safest place where to put the bouquet. It is important for the delivery person to contact the sender or recipient first before deciding whether to leave the bouquet outside of the house or not.
One factor for the flowers to stay longer outside is the length of time it takes before the bouquet is transferred inside the house. One hour or two hours outside the house in the middle of the day will have an adverse effect on the freshness and condition of the flowers, especially if the bouquet is not in a flower vase filled with water. If the recipient will not be home in one hour or two, it is best to never leave the flower delivery outside.
When ordering flowers, it is necessary to have specific delivery details, including instructions in case no one is home to receive the flower gifts. It can be very unethical to ask neighbors to receive it while the recipient is still away, but other recipients may request neighbors to do so. Moreover, there are other options, too, for the flower delivery to reach its recipient’s hand. On the other hand, the vase life may also vary depending on the type of Rose. For the delivery of the flower bouquets, it is important to know whether the recipient is coming home in the next hour, because if not, it is best to deliver the bouquet later instead. If the recipient or the sender insisted to have the flowers stay outside until they arrive, the courier or the delivery person has no responsibility if the flowers become wilted.