Floral Care

How you can make flowers last longer

Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a proper care will go a long way in keeping your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!

 


Environment for your flowers

Keep them in a cool spot (63 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 17 to 22 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or heaters.

 


When your flowers are in wet floral foam

Keep the floral foam soaked in water.

 Check moisture daily. 


When your flowers are arranged in a vase

Keep the vase filled with fresh clean water.

If the water becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, re-cut the stems by removing one or two inches with a sharp knife.

Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers

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