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How To Transport Flowers In A Car

Have you ever found yourself driving home with a beautiful flower arrangement, only to realise that they've been crushed or wilted? Fear not, our fellow flower enthusiasts! Transporting flowers in a car can be a tricky business, but with a little bit of experience up our sleeve, you can learn how to transport flowers in a car and still keep your flower bouquets looking fabulous. Read on to get inspired!

How to transport flowers in a car 

Have you ever found yourself driving home with a beautiful flower arrangement, only to realise that they've been crushed or wilted? Fear not, our fellow flower enthusiasts! Transporting flowers in a car can be a tricky business, but with a little bit of experience up our sleeve, you can learn how to transport flowers in a car and still keep your flower bouquets looking fabulous. Read on to get inspired!

How to care for flowers during transportation

Transporting flowers in a car can be a daunting task. Especially because of how delicate and sensitive they are to their environment. However, with a few simple steps, you can ensure that your flowers arrive at their destination in perfect condition. 

Keeping your flowers cool

It’s important to ensure that you keep your fresh flowers cool during their time during transportation. Flowers can quickly wilt in hot environments, so it's best to place them in a cool spot in the car, like on the floor of the back seat.

Secure your flowers

Another thing to note is to make sure they are secured correctly. Flowers need to be on a flat surface so they can stand upright in a vase or bucket. This will prevent any squished or lost petals.

Remove your flowers from the car quickly

Once you have reached your destination, it is crucial to remove the flowers from the car as soon as possible. Leaving them in a hot car for too long can cause them to damage easily. By following these steps, you can transport your flowers safely and ensure that they arrive at their destination in perfect condition.

What to avoid when transporting your flowers

On the other hand, there are several things to avoid when transporting flowers in a car.

Avoid direct sunlight

Number one being avoid the flowers being in direct sunlight, if the temperature is too hot, it can cause them to wilt at a quicker rate. To avoid extreme temperatures, it’s worth cooling the car down by letting the air conditioning run for a few minutes before putting them inside.

Avoid sudden stops 

Avoid sudden stopping or sharp turns where the flowers can fall over and lose leaves or petals. A bump in the road could be the downfall for your bright floral arrangement so take turns easy, it’s best to be late with a blooming flower bouquet than on time with a damaged one! 

Avoid stacking your flowers 

Another thing to avoid is stacking flowers on top of other things. Stacking your flower arrangement is most likely going to tip over in your car. Instead, let them rest securely on the floor of the car to avoid any disasters.

Transporting flower bouquets

transporting flower bouquets

Transporting a bouquet requires careful consideration to ensure that the flowers remain hydrated and intact during transportation. One of the safest ways to transport flower bouquets is to:

  1.  Place a bucket filled with cold water on the floor of the back seat of your car.it's important not to fill the bucket too much - just enough so that the bottom of the flower stems sit in the water and stay hydrated.
  2.  Secure the bouquet with rubber bands around the stems.
  3. Carefully lower the bouquet upright in the bucket.

Transporting flowers in a vase

transporting flowers in a vase

Transporting freshly cut flowers in a vase can be a bit tricky, but there are simple methods that can help you keep the flowers secure and hydrated during transportation.

Boxing method 

  1. Fill the vase with ⅓ of water. 
  2. Place the vase on the floor in a cardboard box.
  3. Stuff the box with towels or fabric to secure it in place and avoid the vase sliding around.
  4. Ensure that the box is secured in place on the floor. You can use books or weights to avoid the box sliding during the car ride. 

Cupholder method 

  1. Select a vase that fits in your car's cup holder 
  2. Fill the vase with ⅓ of water.
  3. Once the vase is filled with water, place it in the cup holder and make sure that it's stable. 

This method is ideal for smaller vases and can be a convenient way to transport your flowers without having to worry about the vase tipping over.

Celebrate your special moments with BloomBar

And, there you have it! Now your next flower bouquet delivery can be stress-free because you’re an expert in the field of floral transport! At BloomBar, we offer same day flower delivery in Adelaide. Plus, we stock all kinds of flower bouquets, from pastel flower arrangements and neutral flower bouquets to bright coloured floral arrangements and more! 

If you’re looking for the perfect anniversary bouquet, one of our experienced florists can help! Contact our City store or Marion store today.

How to transport flowers in a car: FAQS

How long can flowers go without water?

Depending on the type of flower and the conditions they are in, flowers need water within the first 30 minutes to one hour. They will begin to wilt within the first few hours so it’s best to give your fresh flowers a cut off the stems and hydrate them as soon as possible.

Does cold water make flowers last longer?

Yes! Cold water can help slow down the ageing process and keep flowers looking fresh for longer. This is because cold water can help to constrict the flower's cells, preventing water loss and keeping the flower hydrated. So, if you want your flowers to last as long as possible, use cold water!

Which containers would be best used to transport fresh flowers?

When transporting fresh flowers, it's important to use sturdy containers that won't tip over and can keep the flowers hydrated. For shorter distances, a simple vase, bucket or container with water should be fine. However, for longer trips, it's best to use a specialised flower transport container. These are designed to keep the flowers upright and prevent damage during transit.

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