TAKE CARE OF YOUR FLOWER BOUQUET
Follow these tips if you want to preserve your precious bouquet and keep it healthy. 7 Tips To Follow! Usually.
Follow these tips if you want to preserve your precious bouquet and keep it healthy.
7 Tips To Follow!
Usually, flowers are delivered in buds so you can enjoy them for a longer period of time. They’re simply thirsty after their journey if they don’t look their finest when they arrive. They’ll wake up in 24 hours if you give them a drink. It may take a day or two for your blooms to open up, but if you follow our 7 guidelines, it will be much faster:
1. Thoroughly clean your vase. Any residual bacteria can hasten the wilting of your flowers.
2. Fill the vase two-thirds full of fresh, lukewarm water before adding the flower food. Instead of totally changing the water the day after receiving your flowers, top it up the next day so they can benefit from the food for longer.
3. Remove any foliage that will sit below the waterline to avoid the build-up of debris. If your flowers include roses, you may notice some discolored outer petals. These are guard petals, which protect the inner petals. Gently remove 2-3 guard petals to reveal these.
4. At a 45-degree angle, trim around 2-3cm from the bottom of the stems. We propose altering the stem length to give your arrangement a height range.
5. After the second day, change the water on a regular basis. Flowers, like us, appreciate clean water.
6. To extend the life of your flowers, keep them out of direct sunlight.
7. Remove any flowers that have become wilted. They not only don’t look as good, but they can also spread mold to others.
Feel you need more details about how and why? We got you.
Trimming The Stems, And How To Store.
You might ask yourself: “Okay but why should I do this or that?”
After being picked, flower stems begin to dry out. When we send flowers in buds, they are full of stored water, but when they arrive, they will be thirsty. At a 45-degree angle, cut around 2-3cm from the bottom of the stems. This prevents the stems from resting on the vase’s bottom and increases their surface area, allowing for improved water absorption. Remove any greenery that will be below the waterline, since it will soon decay and contribute to debris buildup in the vase. Top tip: use sharp scissors to cut the stems and a sharp knife to cut thick-stemmed flowers like amaryllis. The stems can be crushed by blunt scissors or dull equipment, preventing the flowers from effectively absorbing water.
In chilly weather, cut flowers last longer. Keep flowers away from drafts and heat sources to keep them from drying out and drooping. Avoid putting them in places where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, such as on top of radiators.
Flowers can be harmed fast if they are placed near a window. Keep your flowers away from the fruit dish, especially if there are apples in there. Ethylene gas is released by apples and other fruits, causing flowers to wilt.
How about some extra tips to help your flowers live longer?
9 Steps For Flower Longevity!
There’s no need to constantly wonder how to extend the life of flowers. Surprisingly, you may already have a few items on hand that can assist you in enjoying your flowers. Take a look at the collection of unusual home treatments below.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Sugar: Before you put the flowers in the vase, mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of water. The vinegar acts as an antibacterial agent, while the sugar serves as an additional source of nutrition for the flowers. Although apple cider vinegar and sugar did not win the worst outcome award, they came in second place.
Aspirin: 1 aspirin, crushed, in a vase of lovely flowers Aspirin is thought to reduce the pH of the water, allowing it to pass through the bloom more quickly and prevent wilting. While aspirin may relieve a headache, it’s not the ideal answer for keeping your flowers fresh.
Bleach: If you put a quarter teaspoon of bleach in a vase of fresh flowers, they should last longer, according to the experts. Bleach will prevent your water from becoming cloudy and will also aid in the fight against bacteria. The bleach did help keep the water in the vase from becoming too hazy, but it didn’t make a significant difference in keeping the bouquet fresh.
Coin: Toss a copper coin into your bouquet of fresh flowers. Copper will function as an acidifier, inhibiting the growth of bacteria in your arrangement. The blossoms with the copper penny opened up well on Day 4. Indeed, it’s possible that it caused the blooms to open too rapidly, resulting in a few wilted blossoms by day 7.
Flower Food: Adding flower food to your vase of fresh flowers is a tried-and-true method of extending the life of your blossoms. Along with their treatment, each of the bouquets we tested received a packet of flower food.
Fridge: Before going to bed, place your bouquet in the refrigerator (typically 8 hours per night.) Flowers are thought to flourish in colder climates. Low temperatures are supposed to aid in the slowing of aging. It appears that floral bouquets prefer to keep cool. The arrangement that was placed in the refrigerator overnight came in the first place, and it is the finest approach to extending the life of flowers. Even on day ten, this bouquet appeared to be in good health.
Hairspray: Using hairspray, spritz your new blooms. Although there isn’t much scientific evidence to support this claim, it does keep your hair in place, so it should work, right? Wrong. Spritzing the petals with hairspray should not be one of your home remedies for keeping your flowers alive. We strongly advise you to avoid doing so at all costs. Hairspray landed in the last position as the worst method for extending the life of flowers.
Soda: In a vase full of fresh flowers, pour 1/4 cup of soda. Soda’s sugar is thought to make your flowers stay longer and smell sweeter as well. Flowers seem to prefer a
little additional sweetness, so the soda was our runner-up method for extending the life of flowers. In fact, the soda bouquet looked just as healthy on day 10 as it did on day 1, with the exception of the flowers opening up more.
Vodka: Toss a few drops of vodka (or any other clear spirit) into your floral vase. Flowers are known to react differently to vodka. The capacity of the spirit to block ethylene production, a ripening chemical that aids plant maturation, reduces floral wilting. This was proven to be accurate, and while vodka didn’t win the prize for the greatest way to keep flowers fresh for longer, it did place third.
Sure these theories sound convincing, but which ones actually improve the life of your bouquets? Give them a try!
Finally, a small reminder:
Choose Your Vase:
Select a vase that is half as tall as the flowers. Use a narrower vase if the bouquet is bottom-heavy, and a broader vase if the top is dominant. Before you use your vase, make sure it’s clean. Allow the vase to dry naturally rather than using a cloth, as this can reintroduce bacteria, causing your flowers to decay faster.