Water Appropriate for Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

valentine flower1 150x150 Water Appropriate for Keeping Cut Flowers FreshFlowers remain fresh and retain their beauty when remain intact to their plants. If it is that you want to bring their beauty indoors within your homes than you need to provide them with some pampering in order to maintain their freshness for longer period of time. In this the main role is played by the water actually so you need to maintain the water levels and temperatures if you want to keep your flowers fresh.

  • When you collect the cut flowers you need to take care that the flowers should not get damage. Better keep them in an open basket or roll them in a protective paper.
  • valentine flowers 150x150 Water Appropriate for Keeping Cut Flowers FreshYou should always try to keep the time minimum that flowers have to bear out of the water so it will be great if you prepare your vase in advance before cutting or collecting your flowers. Take care that the vase should have to be rinsed completely and very well so that no bacteria from previous floral arrangement may harm your current flowers.
  • When you put the water in the vase for the first time for your flowers it is preferred that it should be warm around 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit as recommended by various research institutes. This allows flowers to absorb the greater amount of water quickly. Let the water cool down to room temperature itself.
  • valentine day flower 150x150 Water Appropriate for Keeping Cut Flowers FreshNow cut the stem end a little so you may again allow your flowers to absorb water in a better way assuring that there are no air bubbles in the stem to stop the water flow to the flower head. You may also cut the stem keeping it under the water but that is not a very important step to undertake. If you can put the flower quickly in your vase without allowing air to block it again than it is perfectly fine.
  • Remove any greenery or leaves that may fall below the water levels in your vase as they may inflate the formation of bacteria in water.
  • You should use flower preservatives to keep your flowers fresh and healthy as they have the source that provides the energy to the flowers. There are misconceptions like adding aspirin or penny to the water would secure your flowers, this will not help at all.
  • Do not keep your cut flowers under direct sunlight or near the breezes. Moreover change the water in your vase every second day to avoid any bacterial formation in water.

Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Water

flowers in water 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in WaterFlowers appear best and live longest if are kept intact to their plants. But if it is about bringing the beauty within homes and using them as cut flowers than you necessarily need to take some precautions and take special care in order to make them last longer to beautify your home and the environment within.

•    If you are collecting flowers from a place that is far from where you need to put them and they are needed to be transported than roll them in a layer of protective paper or if you are picking them from within your garden than you can handle them carefully and use a bucket to keep them.fresh flowers water 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Water

•    Now take care of one thing that keep the time as short as possible of flowers that they remain without water. So it is better to keep your vase ready before you go for picking the flowers. Rinse the vase properly and use diluted bleach in order to be sure that it contains no bacteria.

•    First water supplied to the flowers is suggested to be warm up to around 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows flowers to absorb more water quickly and allow the water to cool down on its own. Change water every 2 fresh flowers in water 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Waterdays and re cut the bottoms of stems in order to avoid congestion or blockage in vessels.

•    Remove any greenery and leaves off the stem that may lie under water before you place your stems in vase. Every time when you cut your stems at bottom place them immediately into vase in clean water so you can avoid air from blocking out the stems from absorbing the water.

•    Floral preservative are a great idea to lengthen the vase live of your flowers because they provide both with source of energy to flowers and flowers in water vase 150x150 Ways of Putting Fresh Flowers in Waterrestrict the formation of bacteria in water. You can use a very little amount of chlorine bleach and sugar in place of flower preservative.

•    Keep your cut flowers always out of direct sunlight. You can keep them near window to provide the indirect light to your flowers but cut flowers can not sustain the harshness of direct sun light.

Think FRESH When Sending Flowers

FRESH Sending Flowers 300x237 Think FRESH When Sending FlowersWhenever its time for sending floral gifts be it an online floral delivery to a far away place or the one that you hand over yourself the consumers always go towards relying over the florists around. With the increase in trend of ending flowers over different occasion the demand for expert florists creating the unique and beautiful floral arrangements is also increasing. Now as flowers gifting has become common flowers fresh 300x225 Think FRESH When Sending Flowersso the floral arrangement gifted to anyone should appear unique and fresh somehow, although flowers even if presented in a simple bunch form would provide pleasure but beautiful presentation of flowers would definitely increase the level of happiness and joy felt by the receiver on getting this beautiful gift. Now this FRESH will actually tell you how to make it happen.

F Finding a florist: Your first job is to find a florist for yourself who should work for you for all events and occasions and who is reliable enough. If you don’t have one already or you want to find a much better one you may consult your friends and family for it as if they may know some great florists that are reliable.

R Research over available flowers: You yourself should be some what aware to the flowers, their names and types. Believe me its so simple much easier than remembering about different gemstones and this will help you in giving tips to your florist too as what may be liked by you or a friend to whom you want to send flowers.

E Evoking emotions: As it is known commonly that flowers change the mood of people when they receive flowers so you may evoke the feelings of a friend, someone in family or your love better by sending them the flowers that they like. You may take help of your florist using the flowers of the receiver’s choice to get your message delivered.

S Sending a surprise: Why just wait for some reason to send flowers to our loved ones when we know that sending flowers to them just because you wanted to ad you love them will make them much more happier and surprised. So send flowers to your loved ones even when there is no reason because that’s the time when the biggest impact can be made.

H Have confidence as you sent best gift in form of flowers: Through researches it was proved more firmly that flowers are the best gifts to be sent and best gifts for the receiver too. It is found that 92 percent f women do remember when they last received the flowers while 97% of men and women do remember that on what occasion or to whom they last sent the flowers. So used the most forceful source of delivering your emotions to loved ones and create an impact of yours as a thoughtful and sophisticated person.

How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Make Flowers Last Longer 300x187 How to Make Flowers Last LongerMake Flower Last Longer 300x200 How to Make Flowers Last LongerFresh flowers look beautiful and smell wonderful. However, some flower bouquets seem to wilt overnight. But there are ways you can make your flowers last longer and enhance the length of their beauty and aroma.
Instructions to Follow:

1.    When choosing flowers, select flowers that are not fully bloomed yet. You can watch flowers open later that are still in bud. Yellow, spotted or drooping leaves are signs of age.

2.    It is important to place fresh flowers in a clean vase. Dirt and dust often causes bacterial growth. To avoid it you can use a flower preservative that is easily available in garden centers or supermarkets. At home you can use use a capful of household bleach in the water as an alternative. After using a preservative you are required to change the water only about twice a week otherwise replace the water in the vase at least every three to four days as Stale water can cause flowers to wilt and die.

3.    Place each flower with special care and avoid overcrowding them as this can squash and bruise the petals. This is also done to allow enough air to flowers last longer 250x300 How to Make Flowers Last Longercirculate between each flower.

4.    It is better to remove the leaves that are below the waterline. If the leaves are submerged in the water they will promote bacterial microbial growth that may limit water uptake and ultimately cause the flowers to die.

5.    If you have bought the flowers there must be some food with it provided by the florist. You need to feed them every three days. It would benefit them tremendously if you follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet properly.

6.    To add some more days to the flowers’ life you can simply keep the flowers for four to five hours in water, preferably overnight before arranging. This is called conditioning. It allows the stems to fill up with water and the flowers to look fresh.

7.    The best time to pick flowers is early morning or late evening. Sugar reserves in the stems are at their highest in these moments. Never pick flowers in the noon time when the heat of the sun lowers the water content in the stems and lessens the duration of their being fresh. If you are picking flowers on a rainy day when they are wet shake them gently before putting in a vase in order to remove the excess water. Too much water can damage flowers – specially the delicately petalled ones.

8.    If somehow you are unable to place flowers in water, it is wise to place them in a strong plastic bag with some water in the base. Secure the bag with a rubber band. You can also wrap flowers in a damp newspaper.

Tips & Warnings:
●    A 45degree angle cut helps the stem of the flower to better access the water.
●    Don’t place the vase near a fruit bowl, the natural ripening gas that fruits emit will rot the flowers very quickly.
●    Always keep the flowers in a cool room. Avoid them from heat of direct sun. It is also a mistake to keep fresh flowers near a heating source as this cause the water in the vase to evaporate quickly.

Making flowers last longer adds to your enjoyment of them, and prevents them from wilting and a fast decay.