Flowers have an uncanny ability to brighten any space and lift our spirits, whether it's a romantic bouquet of roses, a joyful bunch of sunflowers, or a soothing arrangement of lavender. However, the downside is their ephemeral beauty; they wilt and fade away all too quickly. But don't fret! We're here to offer you essential floral tips to keep your arrangements fresh and vibrant for an extended period.
Prepping the Vase
Before you put your flowers into a vase, make sure the vase is thoroughly clean to prevent bacteria from shortening your flowers' lifespan. You can use hot water and a dash of vinegar for this.
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- Temperature: Room temperature water is generally the best choice.
- Quality: Filtered water can be more beneficial for the flowers than tap water.
Tip: Replace the water every 2-3 days and remove submerged leaves to keep the water bacteria-free.
Cut at an Angle
Make a 45-degree cut at the base of the stems while holding the end under water. This enables better water absorption. It's best to do this as soon as you get your flowers home.
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Food for Thought
Nutrients are crucial for the longevity of your flowers. Most flower arrangements come with a sachet of flower food. If not, a teaspoon of sugar and a couple of drops of bleach can act as a homemade alternative.
Location, Location, Location
Where you place your flowers can have a significant impact on how long they last. Keep your flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts, and ripening fruits.
Real-World Example: Ever noticed how quickly flowers wilt when placed near a sunny window? That's because the direct sunlight can dehydrate your flowers and cause them to fade more quickly.
It's advisable to trim the stems and change the water regularly. Remove any wilted or brown leaves to prevent bacterial growth.
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By following these floral tips, you can extend the life of your flower arrangements, making every moment with them even more special. From Weddings to Sympathies, every event can be enhanced with the enduring beauty of well-cared-for flowers. For those special occasions, don't forget to check out our Wedding Arrangement Page for some inspiration.
Remember, keeping your flowers fresh is not just about prolonging their life but also about preserving the emotion and sentiment they embody. Feel free to explore our Sympathy & Funeral Collection for arrangements that offer comfort and peace during those difficult times.
Stay bloomed, North Vancouver!