BloomBiz Mobile Flower Cart FAQ

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What is BloomBiz, and how does it work?

We work with local businesses to provide an EASY way for employees to purchase fresh, local flowers.  We set up our mobile flower cart in your company break room, usually once or twice a month.  If you would like Bochner Flowers to set up shop at your office, email us at info@bochnerfarms.com.  We can connect with your employer to provide all the details.

What flowers will be included in bouquets?

The flowers included in our mixed bouquets will vary from week to week.  We include the best of what's blooming in the fields throughout the growing season.  Each bouquet will be bursting with color and carefully designed to look fabulous in your home or office.


Flower bunches of specific varieties like ranunculus, lisianthus, dahlias, and asiatic lilies will also be available when in season.

Does it cost my employer to offer BloomBiz service?

No, we offer BloomBiz service free to the employer.  We are looking for employers who have at least 300 employees in the office building as we need a minimum volume of sales during each pop up flower shop in order to continue the service.

What will be available for purchase and how are employees notified?

Your employer will notify employees via email when the BloomBiz mobile flower cart is set up in your break room.  Seasonal offerings will include:    
1. Mason Jar Bouquet 

2. Wrapped Mixed Bouquet

3. Flowers by the bunch

How often will you be at the office?

Once your employer agrees to offer BloomBiz flower service, we will work with the business to set up a schedule that works for everyone.  For example, the first Monday of each month, or every other Friday.  If you are interested in us connecting with your employer, please contact us at info@bochnerfarms.com.

How do I get more information?

Simply contact us at info@bochnerfarms.com and we'll send you a BloomBiz corporate flower sales brochure with complete details.

How do I keep cut flowers fresh?

8 simple tips

1. Keep your bouquet in cool fresh water with a packet of flower food.   If you don't have flower food, a pinch of sugar also works.

           

2. Keep out of direct sunlight and warm locations such as near a heat vent or in front of a warm sunny window. 

    

3. Re-cut about a 1/2 inch off the stems at a 45 degree angle and replace the water every 2-3 days.  

         

4. Trim foliage so it's not in the water.  Doing this will decrease bacteria in the water. 

       

5. Swish the vase with hot water to help kill bacteria between water changes.  

          

6. Some flowers don't last as long as others so remove any wilting blooms.

 

7. Fruit and flowers do not mix, so it's a good idea to keep your bouquet arrangement away from a large bowl of produce.

           

8. Talk to your flowers.  Science suggests plants interact with wind and sound vibrations, although there isn't a lot of research in this area.  But...we love flowers, so why not?     

How do I plant daylilies?

10 Easy Steps

1. Be sure you're buying plants from a reputable seller to ensure they are healthy from the start.

      

2. Plant daylilies within a few days of purchase to ensure they have the opportunity to establish a healthy root system in your garden.

 

3. Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. Daylilies won't thrive in wet areas or shady areas.

       

4. Daylilies are tolerant of most types of soil (clay, sandy, etc) but would benefit from mixing in some compost or garden soil at the time of planting.

         

5. Work the soil into a good loose condition.  Dig a hole approximately 1 foot deep and wider around than the root mass.  Make a small mound in the center of the hole.       


6. Set the daylily into the hole with the roots spread out around the center mound.  Be sure the crown is about 1 inch below the soil surface.


7. Refill the hole with loose dirt and press gently but firmly around the roots. Add mulch as desired.


8. Daylilies are pretty tough plants and don't need a lot of water to thrive.  However, you'll want to water thoroughly after planting.

      

9. Water newly planted daylilies every 3-5 days until they are established (more frequently if weather is hot and sunny).  After a few weeks, daylilies shouldn't need much supplemental watering except during hot, dry months.

     

10. Space plants 18 inches apart and consider splitting or "dividing" daylilies after 2-3 years so they don't get too large and overcrowd the garden.                   


How and when should I divide daylilies?

5 easy steps


1. The best time to divide daylilies is either early spring, when foliage is 6 to 12 inches above the ground, or late fall after they are done blooming.

     
2. If splitting in the fall, trim off the daylily foliage, leaving about 6 inches of foliage above the ground.

       
3. Use a garden fork to dig approximately 6-10 inches around the base of the plant, gently wiggling the daylily rootball to release it from the ground completely.

       
4. Shake loose any excess dirt from the rootball.  Sometimes simply doing this will help you determine where to make your divisions as clumps will fall apart.


5. Separate the clump with the garden fork or shovel to divide the daylily into the size you need.  Keep divisions larger or smaller to create more plants for your garden.