How To Make Flowers Last Longer

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How To Make Flowers Last Longer

Fresh flowers are a beautiful and thoughtful way to show someone you care. With a little proper care, though, you can make flowers last longer, looking and smelling their best for days or even weeks.

Cutting and conditioning the flowers

Once you have your flowers, it’s important to cut and condition them properly before putting them in a vase.

  • Use a sharp knife or shears to cut the stems at a 45-degree angle. This will help them absorb more water.
  • Remove any leaves or foliage that will be below the water line. This will help prevent bacteria from growing in the water.
  • Place the flowers in a vase filled with fresh, room-temperature water.
  • Add a packet of flower food to the water, or make your own by mixing 2 tablespoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar per quart of water.
  • Allow the flowers to condition for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.

Caring for your flowers

Once your flowers are in a vase, there are a few things you can do to help them last longer:

  • Place the vase in a cool, well-lit spot out of direct sunlight. Avoid placing flowers near drafts or heat sources, such as radiators or air vents.
  • Check the water level daily and add more water as needed. Change the water completely every 2-3 days, or more often if it becomes cloudy.
  • Recut the stems by an inch at a 45-degree angle every 2-3 days.
  • Remove any spent flowers or wilted foliage.

Tips for making specific types of flowers last longer

Here are a few links with care instructions to help make specific types of flowers last longer:

By following these simple tips, you can help your flowers last longer and enjoy their beauty for days or even weeks to come.

Additional tips:

  • If you are going to be away from home for a few days, you can place your flowers in the refrigerator. This will slow down their metabolism and help them last longer. Be sure to remove them from the refrigerator at least 2 hours before displaying them.
  • You can also use floral preservatives to help your flowers last longer. Floral preservatives are available at most florists and garden centers.

With a little care and attention, you can help your flowers last longer, looking and smelling their best for days or even weeks.

Our Dedication to Your Arrangement

At our end, we meticulously craft, package, and dispatch every single arrangement with utmost care. However, flowers are flowers! If you happen to spot a damaged stem, there’s no need to fret. We always include an additional stem or even a few extras (depending on the arrangement) for these unforeseen circumstances. It’s our way of ensuring your complete satisfaction.