7 TIPS TO ENJOY YOUR FLOWERS FOR A LONG TIME
This is how your flowers feel good for as long as possible
Of course everyone wants to enjoy their flowers for as long as possible. But should you cut the stem straight or diagonally? Should there be sugar in the water or flower food? There are many questions and answers when it comes to caring for flowers. There is no unambiguous answer, because there are always flowers that require special care, but that is then told at the point of sale. In general, you can follow the seven steps below to ensure that your flowers are in optimal form in your vase. And stay standing.
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FLOWERS:
Choose flowers with many new and fresh buds. It is special to see what each bud brings as soon as they are at home in the vase. And so you see the whole process: from the moment they hatch until they wither. Special!
2. CLEAN YOUR VASE WELL:
Bacteria are bad for your flowers, so make sure your vase is completely clean before using it. Bacteria block the stem and thus prevent the absorption of water. This can cause the flowers to wilt. This is also often the cause of soggy and slimy stems. Yak!
3. FLOWER FOOD:
Fill the vase with clean water and add cut flower food to the water. Do this in the correct concentration, as prescribed on the product.
4. REMOVE THE LOWER LEAVES:
Remove any leaves that will be submerged in the water. You do this because they can rot and they provide extra bacteria in your vase. And of course you don't want that.
5. CUT OFF THE STEMS:
Cut the stems (straight or angled, either) with a clean, sanitized knife or scissors to minimize potential contact with bacteria. And then - yes - it's time for the fun part: arrange your flowers in the vase!
6. KEEP THE FLOWERS COOL:
Direct sunlight and high temperatures can significantly shorten the life of flowers. Avoid 'hot spots' such as the kitchen or conservatory or near radiators. Choose a cool and shady spot.
7. DO NOT PUT YOUR FLOWERS NEAR FRUIT:
Keep your flowers away from the fruit bowl. Fruit releases the hormone ethylene, which causes flowers and plants to age rapidly.
And then: enjoy!