Best Way to Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

Posted on September 13, 2020 at 9:43 pm

It is lovely to receive a beautiful bouquet, but don’t you wish they stay fragrant and beautiful longer? There are a few steps you can take to help keep that bright, mood-lifting floral arrangement last longer.

1. Upon receiving, or first bringing home a bunch of cut flowers, you should trim them stems by using a sharp knife instead of scissors and cutting the stem at an angle.

2. Next, remove any unnecessary leaves. Any leaves that will be in the water upon filling the vase or container need to be removed.

3. Do not remove the thorns on roses. This creates scars on the stems and shortens the life of the flowers.

4. Keep the bouquet cool by ensuring it is kept away from direct sunlight or heat sources. You may even cool in a fridge a few hours before displaying in your home.

5. If you intend to cut flowers from your garden, collect them in the early evening after they have had all day to store water and food.

6. Be sure to use a very clean vase. It is best if the vase has been rinsed in water with a little bleach added to it.

7. If you have a flower food packet, try using half the first time you fill the vase, then when the water needs changing out, use the other half of the packet.

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