Many people get sad or frustrated when flower arrangement or bouquets are short lived once they bring them home or get them delivered by flower delivery stores. Below are some of the tips that can help you keep flowers fresh for longer period of time:
- Place them in a cool area
Never place flowers near a lamp or in a windowsill because it will shorten their life. Keeping flowers in direct sunlight or in warm water will also cause flowers to wilt earlier than anticipated. Always keep bouquets and flower arrangements in cool water and place them in shade.
- Get rid of extra leaves and neatly trim stems
If you want flowers to last longer remove all the extra leaves and cut a few inches of the stems neatly. When cutting stems keep the flowers under running water, it will help them stay fresh for a longer period of time.
- Adding preservatives to water
Florist use preservatives that can be added to water to keep flowers fresh for a longer time. Many florists in Singapore advise using sprite, crushed aspirin, a penny, salt or charcoal to keep flowers fresh for longer. Add these preservatives whenever you change the water.
- Using hairspray on bouquets and flower arrangement
Professional florists advise sprinting hairspray on petals and leaves of the bouquets, but make sure you spray from a distance. Using hairspray will keep flowers from dying or wilting.
- Change water frequently
Change the water of the flowers frequently, it is advised to change it daily in order to keep the flowers fresh, clean and healthy. It is considered that if the water is clean so are your flowers. This aspect is often ignored by people but clean water makes your flowers last longer and it keeps them fresh.
- Maintenance of flowers
When flowers and leaves start wilting or dying, separate them from the bouquet. Having wilted flowers in a bouquet gives an unattractive look.
- Flower food for flowers
It is important to add flower packets, as it is beneficial for flowers and helps to keep them healthy and fresh. These flower foods are easily delivered from flower store. You can also make flower food at home by using sugar, lemon juice and bleach. These ingredients can be added to water of flowers. Some of flowers that require flower food are sunflower and zinnias.
These are some of the tips that will help you keep your flowers fresh, healthy and last longer.