Household Tips for Cut Flowers
Every year we celebrate Anniversaries, Birthday's, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and many more. Those occasions can often times include a stunning floral bouquet.
A flower bouquet is similar to a bouquet of emotions and thoughtfulness. You’ve selected their favourite flower, colour or had the florist replicate the bridal bouquet. That loving emotion is exactly what you wanted to create. Now that your loved one received there beautiful surprise, you want that floral bouquet to remain as fresh as possible. Here are some household tips to keeping your floral gift fresh, fragrant and beautiful.
• To avoid bacteria growth, keep your flowers in a clean container; it can be cleaned with bleach or any antibacterial agent. Adding 2 Tbsp of vinegar, mouthwash or a penny (a natural antibacterial agent) to lukewarm water can also aid in killing bacteria.
• Add room temperature water every other day.
• Always use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the stems and add flower food (the small packets provided by the florist). You can substitute flower food for a Tbsp of white sugar, this can help open up buds and keep them blooming longer.
• Remove greenery below the water line including any limp or dead flowers. This will help the striving flowers last longer.
• Avoid placing your flowers next to heat, direct sunlight, fruit and cigarette smoke.
• Arrange your cut flowers in a container large enough for them to bloom.