There is nothing nicer than a fresh bouquet of fragrant flowers to brighten up your home.
Whether you cut garden blooms you grew yourself or have received a bouquet of exotic flowers and seasonal blossoms from a loved one, you want them to last as long as possible.
There are many things you can do to make your flower bouquets last longer so you can enjoy them for over a week rather than just a few days.
Check out these tried and tested flower care tips for keeping your blooming flowers alive for longer.
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Trim the stems
Before you place the flowers in a vase of water, make sure to cut their stems to allow the water to be absorbed easier. It’s best to cut them at a 45-degree angle as this helps the most amount of water to be absorbed by the flower. Each time you change the water in the vase you should also trim the stems in the same way.
Remove excess foliage
If there are excess leaves at the base of the stem you should remove them. No leaves should be submerged in the vase’s water as this will increase the chances of bacteria forming in the water which will kill the flowers quicker.
Use the little packet
Always make sure to use the flower food which comes in the little packet attached to your bouquet when you first put them in the of water vase. If your flowers didn’t come with this packet, you can add an acidic ingredient for nourishment such as a small amount of vinegar, a teaspoon of sugar, or even aspirin.
Even though you may think it’s best to put your flowers on the windowsill so they can absorb the sun’s rays, you should keep your flowers out of direct sunlight and heat. A cool, shaded area is best in order to avoid wilting.
Change the water
You should be changing the water in your vase every two days, so your flowers get fresh water to hydrate themselves. You should also clean your vase to remove any bacteria that may have built up each time you change the water.
Remove wilted flowers
If you see some flowers wilting or looking like they’re starting to die, remove them from the vase. The mould and bacteria from the dying flowers can affect the rest of your bouquet which will make them die quicker.