Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask your florist how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!
Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 18 to 22 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)
Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the bestand easiestways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good
Welcome to Emil J. Nagengast Florist! Serving Albany since 1910, five generations of the Nagengast
Family have brought the Capital Region the best in fresh flowers, silk arrangements,
wedding flowers, fruit and gourmet baskets, tropical flowers, flowering plants,
custom funeral work and unique gifts. Voted Best Florist by Capital Region Living
and Metroland Magazine. Please visit us in our Albany or Guilderland shop or order
Ontario and Benson Streets, Albany, NY
Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, NY
(518) 434-1125 (in Albany)
(800) 434-1125 (Toll Free)
We assure same day delivery for orders taken before
12:00 noon E.S.T.
Within Albany a delivery fee of $7.00 will be added to each order, for each address.
(For deliveries outside our local area this fee may vary.) U.S. orders must be recieved
before 12:00 noon in the recipient's time zone to assure same day delivery. Orders
received after 12:00 noon in the recipient's time will be delivered the following
We will be happy to accept your international orders if you call our shop directly.
Occasionally, substitutions may be necessary
to create your bouquet due to the availability of certain flowers in various parts
of the country. Care is taken to maintain the style, theme and color scheme of the
arrangement, using flowers of equal value. Additionally, the substitution of certain
keepsake items may be necessary due to increased demand, especially during major
holidays. In single-flower arrangements, such as an all rose bouquet, or orchids,
we will make every attempt to match the flower type, but may substitute with another