I love what flowers can do for a room. They are vital parts of so many special events in our lives! From births, to weddings, to funerals flowers are a beautiful tradition that show our loved ones we are thinking of them. It's disappointing to send or receive flowers that aren't lovely at their delivery, or when they wilt too quickly. Here are almost free and old fashioned tips to keeping your blooms in tip top shape longer.
I love to use a unique or vintage vase. But first, start at the stem and use the right tool.
Flowers should be cut on the diagonal with a knife, using scissors compresses the stem which doesn't encourage water to flow up. It's better to cut the stems and soak in lukewarm water rather than very cold or hot. If you are cutting stems and arranging for quite a while make sure that they are in backup water until they find their vase home.
While your fresh flowers will benefit from the florist crystals they came with, you may run out. Adding something you have at home and changing water out every other day will keep your flowers fresher longer. You have choices from items in your pantry. Add 1/4 tsp of bleach to a quart of water to deter bacteria growth. Vodka (1tsp) can be used instead. While changing the water daily alone will help keep bacteria at bay using an antibacterial agent will keep your water cleanest.
If you have excess leaves below the water line they will only crowd the stems and encourage bacteria growth because they are a clustered, soggy mess. Trim any excess leaves and make sure that your stems have room in your vase to stand without being crushed against other stems. They need a little drinking room in addition to breathing room. When you've settled them in their new home check to make sure they are away from direct heat, light from the sun, or blasts of air vents. Comfy flowers are longer living flowers. My flowers lasted for almost two weeks in beautiful condition, opening slowly and hardly wilting.
While you can prolong the life of flowers with a few simple tricks, starting out with fresh blooms is the key to weeks of gorgeous blooms in your home.I was invited to try a Bouqs bouquet recently and share with you to process of ordering and receiving these flowers. In a word: flawless. This is the best bouquet I have ever ordered and received, and that includes a local flower shop option. The ordering process was simple, the prices extremely fair for the quality, and the delivery professional and carefully wrapped. Farm-direct super-fresh, premium flowers for any occasion is the best way to send flowers.
The Bouqs bouquet came wrapped as if I was receiving crystal! So protected…and they came out of the box perfectly.
I received these lovely blooms for free in order to fairly review them for the blog, the opinions and post are my own.
linked with cozy little house, twirl & take a bow and knick of time