Do I need to use flower food?

No. And you can stop reading this article unless:

  • You would really feel more comfortable using flower food. If it helps you sleep better at night, boo-boo, use a food specifically for cut flowers, such as FloraLife. Be sure to closely follow the usage instructions and remember: More is not better.
  • You have an event in a hot-weather month, or you're doing a lot of foam work. Grab a bottle of Crowning Glory, which is a fresh flower spray that extends bloom life and locks in moisture. Not mandatory, but helpful.

DO NOT use Miracle Grow, which is for potted plants, and no matter what the Internet tells you DO NOT concoct a bleach/sugar/vinegar solution to keep your flowers "fresher." This will only shock your blooms and may kill them. Flower Moxie is not responsible for post mortem vinegar flowers.

Clean buckets, fresh water, good prep work, and a cool room to store your flowers in is all you truly need!