We get this question all the time from our clients, so here are some simple steps to keep your flowers looking fresh for longer:
Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves.
Prune any leaves below the water line and check your flowers daily for dead or loose leaves and petals will not only make your bouquet look better, but also prevent bacterial growth.
Cut stems from fresh flower arrangements.
Use garden shears to trim one to two inches off the stem at an angle – this allows for better water intake since they aren’t sitting flat on the bottom of a vase.
Be sure to re-trim your bouquet once every few days.
Hydrate your plants regularly.
Fill a vase with water up to ¾ of its height and ensure the water is changed every 2 to 3 days.
If your flowers came in a basket or other containers with foam, add fresh water to the foam every day to keep them hydrated.
Avoid direct sunlight and heat.
Your flowers will last longer in a room with cooler temperatures. It is important to avoid displaying them near appliances that generate heat, areas like open windows, heating or cooling vents and ceiling fans as they can dehydrate the flowers.
Let us know if these tips help!