Top Ten Reasons Why Our Flowers Are Cooler
1. Our flowers are shipped in climate-controlled trucks
Some local florists rely on FedEx or UPS for their flower shipments, which means that their flowers may be exposed to extreme temperatures for extended periods of time. Ours are not. This cold chain management has proven to be the single most important thing we can do to maintain the longevity and freshness of our flowers.
2. 90% of our flowers receive their first drink of water at a Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts location
When they are cut at the farm, the flowers are transported directly to a processing facility where they are sorted, boxed, and chilled. That is why it is so important for us to re-cut and place their stems directly into water upon their arrival. We ensure that all of our major bulk floral shipments are cut first by our experienced floral processing professionals.
3. Our flowers are cut underwater
Cutting flowers under water is a unique technique that benefits them greatly. It can improve a flower’s blossom size, stem strength, and especially its vase life. This is because our experienced processors are essentially cutting off the air bubble that has formed at the previous cut and allowing the still-hydrated tissue to have access to water again.
4. We use a hydration solution on our roses and other weak-stemmed flowers
Our hydration solution allows the flowers to more readily absorb water and the nutrients in it. This additive prevents “bent neck” and allows the stems to become much more stable. It also gives the flowers extra nutrients that promote blossom size and increase the flower’s vase life.
5. Our flowers are stored in a state-of-the-art, 7000 cubic foot cooler that is kept at a perfect 35 degrees Fahrenheit
Our spacious floral cooler is 10 feet high and has enough room to hold all of our flower arrangements, deliveries, event work, and wedding designs until it is time for them to be picked up or delivered. Not to mention all of the cut flowers and greenery that are already stored there.
6. All of our fresh cut flower arrangements are hand-delivered
We are a family-owned business and have promptly hand-delivered flowers through our friendly and courteous delivery drivers since 1932. We do not use any contractors or delivery services to deliver flowers around the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area.
7. Our local delivery vans have rear air-conditioning
Yet another important part of the cold-chain process, we believe it is absolutely necessary to keep our deliveries as cool as possible while on a route to their destination – especially on those particularly hot summer days.
8. All arrangements are professionally designed
Our floral professionals are the most experienced in the business and their bouquets are always original and created by hand.
9. Our orders are delivered same-day
Better than FedEx and UPS, we are often able to get your order delivered the same day you place it. This may be dependent on time of order and order volume for that day, and you would be contacted by phone if we are unable to accommodate a delivery date/time request.
10. The flowers that you receive from us are fresh and newly arranged
Because of our large volume of business, the cut flowers in our cooler are constantly being rotated throughout the week. This ensures that they are used to create gorgeous floral designs and are not stored for long periods of time.