Just in time for Valentine’s Day…
Here are few simple tips to keep your cut flowers fresh!
I love flowers all year long, but during the winter months, they are like sunshine on a cloudy day.
During the summer months, I grow my own lovely bouquets. When comes the winter months, I buy what’s on sale. I usually spend around five to six dollars on a bouquet per payday, and it’s worth every penny.
My husband and I have never really been into the whole commercial holiday thing. We like to do special things for each other all year long. So, I was really surprised when Daniel brought me a Valentine’s bouquet home yesterday. He couldn’t resist getting me a bouquet of roses that boasted a range of so many colors, and he knows how I love lots of color.
I was pretty giddy because I was craving some flowers. It’s funny, how flowers make you happy when you see them, I find myself looking at them off and on all day.
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So, how do you keep cut flowers fresh and long lasting?
Over the years, I have found a few ways to keep cut flowers fresh longer. These are my favorite pruning shears for cutting flowers.
Here are my tips to keep those flowers fresh :
- Wash your vase in hot soapy water and make sure it’s clean, this keeps the bacteria down.
- Strip all the leaves off that will be in contact with the water in your vase. (you can get a goopy moldy mess real fast if you don’t)
- Cut the bottoms of your stems at an angle.
- Place in cool, fresh filtered water.
- Flush the vase with fresh water daily.
- This is my biggest and best tip, put those beautiful flowers in a cold room, or fridge every night. They last so much longer this way.
Do you have any tips for making your flowers last longer?