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Choosing a long lasting flower arrangement for your office reception

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If you receive a regular flower delivery for the reception area of your business, you probably want to make sure it looks as good as possible for the whole time between it arriving and when it gets replaced. Here are some tips on choosing a long lasting flower arrangement for your reception area.

Go big with the greenery

In a reception area you can often support a bolder and more modern arrangement with more structural elements such as greenery, hard leaves and branches. This is particularly true if the arrangement sits in a corner rather than on your receptionist's desk. These large pieces of greenery stay looking fresh for longer than the thinner petals of a lighter flower. You can also look for arrangements with fruit and berry elements, which can be a fun seasonal accent for certain times of the year.

Choose native flowers

Where possible it can be great to use Australian natives. These plants are used to low water environments and hot weather and can often be harder wearing in the Australian climate compared to traditionally European flowers like carnations and roses. Other options for warm weather natives like Asiatic lilies can also be hardy in a warm environment.

Unfortunately, natives can trigger allergies in some people, so it may not be suited to a medical environment such as a waiting room where people are already a bit sneezy!

Discuss your needs with your florist

When you are setting up your flower delivery schedule with your florist be sure to mention your requirements with them, including the size of the space the flower arrangement will take up and the average temperature in the office. The florist can use this information, along with your budget and delivery schedule, to design suitable arrangements for your office. (It also helps to mentioned the general corporate atmosphere - whether it's traditional and corporate or wacky and creative as this can also influence floral arrangement designs.)

If their floral arrangements need to stay in place for a long time they may, for example, send a bouquet with some unopened blooms that will open while it is on site. They can also send some extra plant food to add to the water each day, so that the flowers continue to get nutrients and look fresher as a result.

A beautiful floral arrangement in your reception area can be a great way to attract passing traffic into the business and provides an attractive impression to potential clients, existing clients and staff.