Whether they’re from your florist or your garden, freshly cut flowers are a beautiful addition to any home. However, you want to make sure their beauty lasts as long as possible. To do this, you should take the following steps:
Ensuring that your vase and water are clean will go a long way in extending the life of your flowers, as this prevents bacteria from collecting on the stem and multiplying. Before putting your flowers in the vase, wash it thoroughly, then fill it with filtered, room temperature water. You’ll want to repeat this every few days to keep the vase and water clean.
Mix in flower food
Flower food has been proven to extend the life of cut flowers, so be sure to mix in a packet with your water, adding in a new packet whenever you change out the water.
Trim and prune regularly
This is a step that people often forget about, but it can seriously impact the health of your flowers. Trimming the stems allows for better water intake, which in turn allows for better health. You’ll want to trim them every few days, cutting off about one to two inches at an angle. In addition to that, you should also prune any leaves below the water line, and then check regularly for dead or loose leaves.
Avoid direct sunlight and vents
Cut flowers need comfortable and stable environments in order to flourish. As such, you’ll want to avoid placing them in areas that are hotter or colder than normal, such as near vents or in front of windows.
Still need help on making your freshly cut flowers last longer? Then feel free to contact Dallas House of Flowers for help.