With a little maintenance and a few tricks you can get some extra days of enjoyment out of your bouquet. #keepthepartygoing
- Prepare your vase – when it comes to flowers, cleanliness matters. Before putting flowers in a vase make sure it’s really clean by washing with soap and water, then rinse and dry thoroughly. This helps prevent leftover residues or bacteria from transferring to your flowers. Keeping flowers fresh has a lot to do with keeping them bacteria free.
- Cut at least ½” off the stems at a 45 degree angle to allow more surface area for your blooms to drink water.
- After the initial cut, check the bottoms of your stems every couple of days, and if the ends are looking a bit slimy, just snip off an inch or so and change the water.
- Use the packet of flower food. This food can help nourish your flowers, making them last longer. Rather than put the whole packet in at once (guilty!), just add a little every time you change the water.
- The life of each variety of flower is different. To keep your blooms fresh as long as possible, take out the party poppers as they expire so they don’t spread bacteria to the flowers that are still happy partying.
- Keep your blooms out of direct heat and sunlight. Cool places are your blooms best friends.