people are very concerned about how to care for fresh cut flowers. Whether you
purchase fresh cut flowers at a florist or a grocery store or if you receive them
as a gift, some simple flower care tips will help your flowers stay fresh for
an extended period of time. Simple neglect can ruin your flowers faster than you
would think possible. If for example, you were to leave your flowers in your car
during the summer without any air conditioning your flowers could be ruined in
a matter of minutes. Below you will find many great flower care tips to keep your
fresh cut flowers looking healthy and fresh for as long as possible.
for Your Flowers
your flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit), away from direct sunlight,
heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from ceiling fans, and the tops of televisions
or radiators. Appliances such as televisions give off heat, causing flowers to
Your Flowers Are Arranged in Water
the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be
sure to follow the directions on the package.
the water in your vase becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, re-cut
the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.
leaves that are below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth
that can harm the flowers.
is the Flower Food and Why Use It ?
food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage
bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best and easiest ways to
extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions
on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good.