You bring your gorgeous blooms home and you want them to stay fresh forever! While we can’t promise you forever, we can help you keep them fresh for longer with these tips.
The first thing you want to do is clean your vase thoroughly with warm soapy water before putting the stems in it, so they can thrive and last longer.
Flowers love the cold and will last longer in a cool environment, so make sure to use cool, ideally filtered water for your bouquet. Avoid direct sunlight or any direct exposure to your heater or air conditioner. However, flowers love cold, so the colder the room is, the longer they will last.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you cut the stems of your bouquet and change the water. A fresh cut will remove blockage that forms in stems from sitting in water with other flowers (not all flowers get along
:( ) . With every new cut, the water should be changed so the flowers can absorb clean water. We recommend cutting and changing the water every 2 days. Changing the water can also help eliminate bacteria that seeps from flowers that aren’t as fresh.
Remove Dying Stems
When changing the water, you want to pay attention to stems that are starting to wilt. Removing dying or wilting stems will help the rest of your bouquet stay fresh for longer. Dying flowers will start to denigrate in the water and can contaminate other flowers. Additionally, dying stems can start to mold, causing a foul smell so it is best to remove bad stems to keep your bouquet smelling good and fresh.
Flowers, like any living organism, also need a source of food to survive. Flower food that florists use often contain bleach to help eliminate bacteria, but there are other ingredients you can use at home to make DIY flower food.
Recipes for Flower Food
2/2/2021 01:13:22 pm
It made sense when you said that the water should be changed every time we cut the flowers so they can absorb water that's clean and fresh. My brother is looking for a florist where he can get a high-quality bouquet for his 5-year anniversary with his wife next month. I'll send him this info so he can help the bouquet live as long as possible after buying it!
10/16/2021 01:55:09 am
I like how you mentioned that flowers love the cold and they will last longer in a cool environment. I am planning to buy flowers for my grandmother's birthday and I don't have any idea what to buy and what would she like. Thanks to this informative article and I'll be sure to check different types of flowers at the trusted flower market in town.
12/7/2021 10:02:09 pm
I never knew that flowers love the cold and will last longer in a cool environment, so make sure to use cool, ideally filtered water for your bouquet. So flowers are that important in an event. Thank you for the information about florists.
5/2/2022 07:22:31 am
Crushed Ice may in the vase may also prolong your Bouquet
8/1/2022 10:04:47 am
I was aware of Lemon juice, but apple cider too. interesting.
It really helped when you said that flowers would want cold water and will last in an environment like that. I will keep that in mind when I get myself flowers to decorate my new home. It would be nice to have them around for a long time so that I can have a house that is inviting to guests when they come over.
11/15/2022 03:15:35 pm
Thank you for explaining how you should cut and change the water every two days. I've been wondering how to make my flowers last longer. My husband brought home a bouquet of flowers for our anniversary, so I'll be sure to try this out.
4/30/2023 09:29:43 am
Your insights are so thought-provoking. I'm grateful for the fresh perspective you bring to the topic.
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