Sunday, May 10, 2015

Care for cut flower arrangements

 Happy mothers day!!!
When I get flowers, I like to keep them looking fresh. Here are some great tips on how to keep long lasting fresh flowers.
  1. Cut the stems at an angle right before they go into water. The fresh cut angle gives it more  space to get the water up the stem.
  2. Get the flowers to water as soon as possible. 
  3. Remove any leaves below the water line. Leaves suck up water and make the water murky. 
  4. Mix in the flower food. This is essential for lasting life of the flowers.
  5. Use warm water. Hot or cold may shock or damage the flowers.
  6. Filtered light is best. Direct sunlight will cause them to die faster.
  7. Remove wilting blooms. The wilting blooms create more gases than the others which causes the other blooms to wilt faster. 
  8. At about 5-7 days, re-cut the stems and change the water. Bacteria may build up in the water so a change and cut is best. 

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