“Remember that children, marriages and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr
Keep Flowers Cool
Flowers last longer in cooler temperatures and need fresh water to survive. Keep them in cooler spots of your house. Steer clear of fireplaces & heaters and direct sunlight.
If you are transporting your flowers make sure that they're kept cool. Leaving your flowers in your hot car isn't a good idea.
If you’re buying roses, feel the bottom of the flower bud where the petals meet the stem. If it is very soft, the roses are old. Don’t buy them. Fresh roses will be firm.
By removing greenery from the stems you’ll be able to keep the water cleaner for longer and your flowers fresher for longer.
Trim Your Stems
Always trim the ends of the stems of your flowers. Cut at least a 1 or 2 cms at a 45 degree angle in or under running water. This prevents air from getting into the stems. Cutting away at the stems regularly aids a steady flow of nutrients and water for the flowers to continue to thrive.
Change the Water
Change the flowers water at least every 2 days.
Be sure to use a clean vase! Dirty vases carry microorganisms. If you use a dirty vase your water will turn slimy, smelly and kill your flowers quicker.
Feed Your Flowers
It’s always a great idea to give your flowers food. If you have flower food from your florist, great! If you don’t, don’t stress you can use things from your cupboard to feed and keep your flowers happy.
Recipe: 1 cap bleach, 1 cap of white vinegar and a teaspoon of white sugar to 1.5 litres of water.
Lightly spray your flowers daily.
Keep Away from Fruit
Keep your flowers away from fruit. Fruit releases a gas that causes flowers to age quicker.
Keep Away from Wind
Keep flowers away from movement of air. It is not a good idea to put flowers in front of a window or doorway where there is a lot of air movement.
Tulips keep growing even after you’ve cut them so to limit their growth and lengthen their life of your tulips take a pin and pierce the top of them stem just below the bud. Tulips pull water from all parts of the stem so add very little water to your container.