Bouquet Subscription FAQ

How does delivery work?

We offer either weekly delivery (every Monday) or bi-weekly delivery (every other Friday). When you place your order, we'll contact you within 48 hours to discuss a delivery schedule that meets your needs.  We deliver to the West Des Moines metro area (serving zip codes 50265, 50266, 50325, 50323 and 50322).  

What flowers will be included in bouquets?

The flowers included in each bouquet 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.

Do all my bouquets need to be delivered to the same address throughout the season?

Yes, we plan our delivery schedule for the season to be most efficient, so all bouquet subscriptions need to be delivered to the same address throughout the subscription period.  If you would like a bouquet to be delivered to a separate address, it's easy to order a mixed bouquet from our online shop.

Will I receive a new vase every time you deliver?

It's your choice.  We offer three vase options:
1. We can deliver bouquets wrapped in paper so you can use your own vase. 

2. We can supply one vase that you can re-fill with fresh flowers each time we deliver.

3. We can provide a new vase each delivery.  

Does someone need to be there to accept the delivery?

No, however we do recommend that someone is there to accept the delivery to ensure the flowers stay healthy and maximize vase life.  Contact us at info@bochnerfarms.com anytime throughout the season and we'll do our best to accommodate schedules.

What if I'm on vacation or need to miss a week?

Not a problem.  We'll work with you to find a solution.  For example, we can double up your bouquet the week prior or the week after, or we can extend your subscription an extra week in September.  Contact us at info@bochnerfarms.com to discuss options.

How to keep bouquets 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 to 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 to 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.