Flowers are essential to our everyday life. It gives us the opportunity to enjoy every occasion, event, and other festivals even more. Flowers do not last forever, the sad reality but this is the truth. On the bright side, we have guidelines and tips on how to take good care of your flowers to enjoy them as long as possible.
Guide and Tips to care flowers:
Cut the Stems
When the flowers arrive in your home, you need to cut the stems or stalk of the flowers first and it should be cut at about a 45-degree angle. Cutting the stems at this angle, rather than straight across, allows for a greater surface area and a corresponding increased water uptake. Measure one to two inches from the end of the stem, cut in an angle and place the bunch in the clean vase filled with water. After the initial cut, be sure to go back once every few days and cut another bit to expose the fresh tissue that absorbs more water. When you cut the stems again, take the opportunity to change the water in the vase as well. This way you remove the tissue with tips that can break down and re-expose the fresh tissue that absorbs more water.
Remove the dead parts
The deadheading of flowers is very simply solved. As the plants’ flowering disappears, pinch or cut off the leaf of the flower that is damaged and let the first row of full, healthy leaves appear. Repeat with all of the dead flowers on the plant. Sometimes it can be easier to deadhead plants by cutting them back. It’s important to remove dead petals and wilting leaves and stems to prevent bacterial growth. Check the flowers daily to prevent rotten bacteria.
Replenish water frequently
Flowers drink plenty of water! It is not uncommon for a large flower arrangement to suck all the water in a vase within the first day or two after arrival in your home. Keep the vase full to make sure the flowers do not dry out and disappear. Flowers are highly susceptible to bacteria that develop as the stems sit in the water. By changing the water in the vase every few days, even if the water is not yet used, it will help keep your flowers fresh and prevent the horrible rotten odor that develops if you let them sit for a long time. For large formal arrangements, carefully tip the vase to a sink to let the water drain without interrupting the design. Then refill the vase by gently pouring water on top of the flowers. Flowers need plenty of water to make your flowers last longer. Keep the vase full of water to make sure your flowers will not be dehydrated. Make sure you change the water in your vase every now and then to help your flowers stay fresh.
Keep away from sunlight
Sometimes people think they should put their vase of flowers by a sunny window and from there they will be happy. However, cut flowers are actually the opposite of planted plants. They are at their peak of perfection. The sun and heat will encourage them to “mature” and thus accelerate their demise. Instead, keep your cut flowers in a cool dark place if you want them to last as long as possible. The cut flowers are opposite to the colorful plants. The flowers will last longer in a cool place. Avoid placing your flowers in places near windows, and any electrical appliances. This can cause your flowers to dehydrate directly.