GUIDE FOR TAKING PROPER CARE OF FRESH CUT FLOWERS
Nothing makes a room more brightened than the bright and colorful flowers. There is no fragrance sweeter than the essence of the flowers. Have a look at the flower vase at your table and you will feel more energetic than before. This is the magic flowers can dwell on us. The freshness of the flowers instills a fresh change in our minds also. Flowers are the prettiest sight offered by nature to human eyes. They are the loveliest sight to watch. The bright color of the roses, daisies and the lilies is more than enough to make a gloomy heart go dancing. When you are gifted by fresh flowers by your loved one, it makes you feel as the most important person in the world. The freshness of the flowers will make every heart skip a beat.
The floral designers understand the feelings these flowers convey to you and they work hard to get the most beautiful and fresh flower bouquet made for you. So when you receive your bouquet, you can keep the freshness of the flowers last longer. Here is a guide for taking proper care of fresh cut flowers.
HYDRATE THE PLANT:
The flowers start to dehydrate when kept out of water for even a short period of time. So once you get the bouquet, you should place the flowers in a vase or container filled with water. The temperature of the water should be slightly higher than the surrounding. The flowers prefer lukewarm water instead of hot or cold water. This lukewarm water helps the plant to rehydrate quickly and the blooms also open up quickly.
CHANGE THE WATER REGULARLY:
The water in the vessel should be changed every 2 days. The flowers should be well hydrated after the first 2 days. Instead of the lukewarm water you can use cold water for refilling the vase or container. The cold water helps the flower to retain the good condition for a long time. Make sure to completely clean the vase before refilling it. There should not be any leaf or other item present in the water as it might damage by flower because of the presence of bacteria.
REMOVE UNDERWATER LEAVES: No leaves should be left below the waterline in the vase. It may lead to quick deterioration of the leaves and in turn may cause bacterial breeding. The bouquets that are designed by professional designers always have the leaves cut off, but if you are buying loose flowers then you should take care to remove all the leaves from the stem.
TRIM THE STEMS PROPERLY: Before placing the flowers in the vase, you should trim about 1 inch of the stem of the flowers from the bottom. Trim the stem at some angle rather than cutting it flat. A flat bottom allows less uptake of water as compared to a bottom which is cut at an angle. The stems also should be cut every two days while changing the water in the vessel.