I’ve wanted to try this experiment for awhile, so curious to see which floral foam is the best?! Will it be Oasis or Aquafoam?
(The flowers used were hydrangea, nerines, green pitt, spray roses, anemones and lisianthus)
My experiment started at 1pm on Monday. That evening I did place the arrangements in the cooler and left them there overnight. The following morning I placed the arrangements on my front table where they stayed for the remainder of the experiment. I never sprayed Crowning Glory or anything else on the arrangements, I did add water to the trays daily.
About 48 hours into the experiment I did notice one sprig of hydrangea starting to wilt in the Oasis foam. I gave it a fresh cut and inserted it back into the foam. At that point I decided no more fresh cuts – the flowers must do what they will do…
Prepping the floral foam:
The two floral foams have been filled to the brim with flowers. Again, I added water to the tray daily for a week.
By day two the a piece of hydrangea had wilted in the Oasis.
Here are the arrangements three days later; all spray roses showing signs of fatigue and anemones showing wilt on the edges.
Here are the arrangements the following Wednesday, nine days after the test started (on a side note, can any of you believe how well this hydrangea did for 9 days in floral foam?!):
When I first set this test up I asked over facebook and twitter which floral foam will do better and everyone replied Oasis. I figured the majority will be correct and expected to see Oasis take the gold. Well, everyone I have news for you… Aquafoam took the gold. Now I will say that I did not see a HUGE difference between the two floral foams. What I noticed is that the anemones and lisianthus lasted a touch longer in the Aquafoam, as did the hydrangea. The spray roses and Nerines did not do well in either floral foam. At my local wholesaler the Oasis floral foam costs $9.00 more per box than the Aquafoam.
Needless to say, I’ll be buying the Aquafoam for when floral foam is needed = $9.00 less per box AND the flowers lasted longer.
What other products would you like to see us test??