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Tips and Tricks to Keep the Flowers Fresh for Long After Delivery
Flowers are the best-chosen gifts sent to people on almost all occasions. The most popular gift irrespective of occasion and recipients are flowers. There are different arrangements of flowers that are popular as gifts. However, not all flowers are long-lasting; some are temporary gifts. They either die out or dry out. Here are certain ways to cut flowers and keep them fresh even after the delivery.
Choose The Right Vase
If the vase has a smallmouth, there is a chance that the stems of the flowers will cluster. Hence, it might give the bouquet a good shape but isn’t healthy. Same wise, if the opening of the flower vase is too wide, it can de-shape the arrangement which can be clipped but is healthier for the flowers. It is best to take a small height vase to keep the flowers fresh and long-living; like a fishbowl or a cube vase. Cut the stems, fill 2/3rd of the vase with cold water (warm water if there are buds) and your flowers will remain fresh for long.
Change Water Frequently
Fresh clean waters can cut flowers a longer life. Every two days, the water of the vase needs to be changed. The vase needs to be properly clean before re-placing the bouquet. Sometimes, adding plant food to the freshwater also helps the cut flowers live longer. A little trick can be applied; according to the size of the bouquet- keep the bouquet in freeze to enhances its thriving power. It can remain fresh for a longer period in summer.
Remove Dead Flowers
It is always important to dead flowers as soon as possible. Whenever you are arranging cut flower bouquets in a vase, it is best to keep the foliages and petals above from water to reduce decay. Whenever the water of the vase is changed, remove the decaying petals or decomposing flowers or leaves from the arrangement. It can give the other flowers of the whole arraignment more life with apt freshness. So, when one orders flowers online, check for the dead foliages and petals and remove them immediately.
Use Flower Food
Like us, flowers also need food to survive. Plants provide food to flowers; however, cut flowers devoid of such need. Hence, it is best to use some small packets of flower food for the cut flowers. These food packets contain sugar for the flowers, bleach to reduce the fungi and bacteria, and acid to balance the pH level of the water. All three ingredients would give some extra liveliness and life to flowers for some time. One can get the proper flower food from the plant delivery sites.
Place It In The Right Spot
Many times the spot of the flowers where we keep the vases determines the life of the bouquets. Usually cut flower bouquets are best kept away from sunlight. They thrive better in shady areas. Also, keep the flower bouquets away from certain appliances that radiate heat. In cool temperatures, away from direct sunlight is the place is where to plan flower décor ideas at home. In the house, it is also advisable to keep the flower away from vegetables and fruits as they give out ethylene gas, toxic for flowers.
Remove Water Foliage
The first thing to keep in mind while placing a floral bouquet into vases is to keep the foliages above the water. If somehow some part of the arrangement gets into or remains in the water, it is best to immediately remove them. Foliages or petals immersed in water or in touch with them rot quickly; also the bacteria attack them immediately. If they are not removed, they can also cause damage to the growth of the other flowers in the arrangement. Hence, they must be immediately removed.
Keep Them In The Fridge
Refrigerating flowers are one of the easiest ways to give them a longer life. However, not all the flowers and plants have to be put in the fridge like cactus and succulents. It is enough to store the flower bouquets overnight for six hours to keep them fresh. While keeping in the refrigerator, remove all the vegetables and fruits so that they do not get poisoned by the ethylene. Also, do not keep anything on the shelf you are keeping the flowers in. This is how one can add their bouquets to the list of long-lasting flowers.
Flowers are beautiful and they need little care to thrive. Above are the best tips and tricks to follow to cut flowers’ long life.