Hello again! This blog is to help you ensure the longevity of your fresh flower bouquet!
It is that wonderful time of year when floral bouquets are sent more frequently because of Valentine's Day, anniversaries, engagements, and to add color and life inside during these winter months!
Upon receiving a fresh floral arrangement, the first thing you want to do is check the water. If the water seems murky, empty and refill with fresh water. If you're able to remove the entire bouquet from it's container, grab where the top of the vase and stems meet, remove from vessel, fill with fresh water, give a fresh 1/2"- 1" cut to the bouquet, and replace. If your container has floral foam, still water upon arrival and every 2-3 days.
Through the years, the idea of adding aspirin, bleach, vinegar, sugar, flower food, or pennies have been thought to elongate the life of your fresh flowers. Pennies have been the winner of some trials, but I have found that as long as you remove the greenery from the water, causing less bacteria growth, keep fresh, clean water in the vase, and give a fresh cut every 2-3 days, this is as good as any additive.
Roses last longer with shorter stems! Long stemmed roses are gorgeous for Valentine's Day, but roses usually last 4-7 days. When you notice your roses aren't looking as hot as they once were, cut 6"-9" off their stems, removing lower foliage, and place in vase with fresh water. Creating less stem for the rose to drink will help them drink more, faster, and hopefully give you 3-5 more days of enjoyment.
I hope this helps prolong the life of your beautiful floral bouquets!
Stay beautiful and send some love!
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