Top tips for making your floral bouquet last

Flowers are, without a doubt, one of the best gifts to give—and get! Whether you love them for their vibrant colours or fragrant scents, the only thing that would make a bouquet better is if it lasted forever!

Luckily, Nadine from Prune les fleurs shares her top tips on picking the best blooms for each season and keeping your flowers looking fresh for longer.


When it comes time to care for your bouquet, simplicity is key. Forget about grandma’s tricks or adding nutrients and simply follow this guide.

4 easy steps




Place the bouquet in water within an hour of its assembly.


Avoid placing it in a spot that’s too hot or in direct sunlight.


Every one or two days, trim the end of the stems on an angle and change the water to ensure your arrangement stays fresh.


A flower’s lifespan depends on the species, so remove one by one as they fade.



Nadine's Tip

There’s no need to undo the bouquet before putting it in the vase! Leave the rope that ties it together to preserve the florist’s beautiful arrangement. Just trim the stems as needed!


Follow the Seasons

Choose local flowers as much as possible! Prune offers a variety of blooms picked directly from their flower farm on Montreal’s South Shore between May and October. The yield always depends on the weather conditions!



Spring / Summer

In the spring, Aboriginal flowers take centre stage, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, fritillaria, grape hyacinth and buttercups. Meanwhile, in the summer—the most abundant time for local flowers—you’ll find dahlias, lisianthus, zinnias, coneflowers and sunflowers.

Fall / Winter

Although fall and winter do not allow for flower picking, we offer anemones, ranunculus, roses and a variety of foliage available year-round.

Now that you’re a flower pro, it’s time to take your pick!

Order yours online or indulge your senses in person at Prune les fleurs inside Must Société stores.