It's cold! It's wet! It's damp and the sun doesn't come out as often.
Yepp - it's Winter!
Our Little Blooming Wonder flowers are designed to be very low maintenance, however, during Winter there are some tips and tricks you can implement to ensure your flowers see it through to the warmer months.
1). Do not over spray the flowers. Did you know that these tiny flowers can survive off the tiniest amount of moisture in the air? They can also last up to 2 months without needing a spray of water. There tends to be a lot more moisture & dampness in the air around Winter time and the cooler temps mean wet items take longer to dry. Therefore, follow the watering recommendations below and even hold off watering them every week, cutting back to once every 3 to 4 weeks:
Small designs (Itty Bitty Bottle, Necklace, Test Tube, Initial Design) = 1 spray of water
Medium designs (Globe, Droplet, Milk Bottle, Little Square, Little Beaker, Little Flask, Light Bulb, Candy Jar) = 2 sprays of water
Large designs (Big Beaker, Big Flask, Large Projectile, Large Square, Medium Projectile) = 3 sprays of water
NB: The above spraying recommendations are based on using our Olli & Ash 50ml water spray bottles.
Try to resist the urge of spraying every flower within the design in a bid to evenly coat them. Rest assured that even if the flowers do not close up tight, they are still exposed to moisture within the glass design. Over spraying your flowers during the cooler months could result in the growth of mould within your design.
2). If your Little Blooming Wonder design has a lid, keep the lid off until the flowers have fully bloomed back open again. If you cover up any openings, natural ventilation can not occur and moisture remains trapped inside. This again, will encourage the growth of mould within your design.
3). We are all a littler slower throughout Winter time - so don't be surprised if your flowers take longer to fully dry out and bloom back open compared to the warmer months. Flowers which are positioned at the back of some designs or even down the very bottom will take longer to dry out as they are positioned further away from the ventilated opening. If your flowers usually stay in a dark, cool room, you may want to move them to a spot with more natural sunlight. If you wish to speed up the process of the flowers drying out after a watering - don't be afraid to place them in direct sunlight for 5-20 mins. The Winter sun isn't as harsh as the Summer sun.