bM expert: SARAH FROM HAVEN & SARAH : HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR ORCHIDS

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I’M A HUGE FAN OF ORCHIDS, FOR MYSELF AND TO
GIVE AS GIFTS…

… but I had no idea really how to look after them, so I asked my very-good friend and florist-extraordinaire Sarah Cowley


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Sarah’s 6 expert orchid tips

1. DO NOT OVERWATER: Only water once a week maximum. A good quantity : one ice cube {approx 1/4 cup} of water is more than enough.

2. POSITION IN GOOD LIGHT: Not in direct light. Bathrooms are perfect as they love humidity. They love a misting of water if you don’t have them in the bathroom.

3. WHEN THE FLOWERS ARE FINISHED [DROP OFF}, cut the stem down to the ‘node’ {knuckle} from the last bloom, to the next healthy {green} node {knuckle}.

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4. DON’T LEAVE THEM SITTING IN WATER: They don’t like wet feet, so either have the in a well-drained pot, or water them in the kitchen sink and place them back in the pot …..

5. MOST IMPORTANT: Buy your orchid from a florist that has bought the best from the market. If you buy from a fruit store or supermarket it won’t have been cared for properly.

6. ALWAYS CHOOSE: An orchid that has buds, that way you should get at least three to four months of flowering.

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about HAVEN and SARAH

How did Haven and Sarah start/evolve? I’ve been a florist for 13 years and I wanted to open my own shop. Haven and Sarah came about because I saw a niche in the market for a very opulent, beautful florist shop with amazing florals but keep it at a good price point so everyone could enjoy flowers in their own home.

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What is the essence of Haven and Sarah? I wanted to create a place where people could buy beautiful flowers, no matter what their budget is. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have something very stylish in your house. You can come and buy flowers for your kitchen bench, or could get flowers to fill your entire eight level home.

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What are Haven and Sarah’s plans for the future? A bigger shop that’s more emporium style so there’s a complete experience, so you can come and get your flowers, you can meet your girlfriends for a coffee and sit down amongst the flowers – and then offer workshops to teach people how to care for – and style – flowers.

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contact

HAVEN and SARAH
33 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon. NSW 2107
phone: 02 9918 7772
email: sarah@havenandsarah.com.au
visit: havenandsarah.com.au
instagram: @havenandsarah

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{Photos: Halee Smith / @halee_image_artist}


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