How To Make Your Flower Arrangements Last Longer
It's undeniable that nothing brightens a room quite like a vase of fresh flowers. Fresh flowers bring the colors and scents of nature indoors, and are perfect for brightening up a special occasion. Whether it is a bouquet of gorgeous flowers or you’ve pluck them from your garden, use these tips to make your cut flowers last a little bit longer.
1. Wash the vase with regular washing up liquid to ensure all bacteria is removed as this is fatal for your blooms
2. Use Warm Water: Wake your flowers up with warm, or even hot water to help them stand up straight. Also keep changing the water everyday
3. Trim The Stems: In order to make your flowers soak up the most water possible, you’ll need to cut the ends of the stems. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle to help the flowers better absorb water and nutrients. Keep trimming them daily, when you change the water in the vase
4. Remove Leaves Below Water Level: Leaves left on the bottom of the stems and placed in water start to rot, which causes the water to become contaminated. Before you put flowers into the vase of water, cut off all the leaves that would be in the water
5. Make your own flower food: If you don't have flower food, you can easily make your own
-Pour 2 Tbsp sugar into the water. The sugar will help nourish the flowers and promote opening of the blooms.
-Add 2 Tbsp white vinegar and stir well. The vinegar helps inhibit the growth of bacteria and keeps your flowers fresher longer. If you don't have vinegar and/or sugar, lemon-lime soda mixed with the water will do the same thing.
6. Choose where to put your flowers: Display your bouquet in a cool area. Avoid direct sunlight, which causes the flowers to die more quickly.
Fresh flowers in your home show you’re in touch with nature. So long live our flowers.
Lots Of Love,