These 5 extra tips will help your stems have a full and blossoming life!
Before you put your flowers in a vase, remove any greenery from the bottom of the stems that will be submerged in the water. This will keep the water fresh and make sure there is no room for icky bacteria to grow!
Fill your vase with fresh, clean water. Change the water every 2 days - don't just top it off. This is one of our trade secrets to effectively keeping your flowers looking fresh!
During summer months and for those who live in hotter climates, we recommend replacing the water every day (instead of every 2 days). You are extra thirsty on hot summer days and so are your blooms!
Your blooms will keep fresh longer if kept at cooler temperatures and keep the wilting at bay.
Did You Know? – The quickest way to kill your cut flowers is to expose them to extreme differences in temperature. Don't blast your blooms with freezing cold air during the day only to suffocate them at night by turning everything off.
It's like getting caught in an ice storm only to be followed by a heat stroke!
4. DEAD FOLIAGE
Bacteria spreads like wildfire – So check your blooms each and every day to remove any dead foliage that may be lingering around. This way your arrangement will stay fresh, green and healthy!
Clean your vase thoroughly after each use.
Soak and scrub your vase with hot soapy water to rid of any remaining bacteria residue. A long brush is the best to get into every nook-and-cranny, especially under the neck of your chosen vase.
The key to your blooms’ well-being is no doubt having a fresh & clean environment!
For the basics in caring for your cut flowers, visit our 'HOW TO' step-by-step series here at Flower Care.