Mother’s day is very near now and it is always a great treat for all mothers to get the flowers of mother’s day from their children or any one else who honor them for being the mother. When mothers receive flowers over Mother’s Day they want to keep them save and secured so the may enjoy their beauty and the love of sender for long. Here are some tips for all those who want to keep their flowers fresh for long and for those too who want to do this for their mothers or wives.
- The first step you need to take is to provide the Mother’s Day flowers that you received with water as soon as they reach you. If it is an arrangement in a vase or box than mostly the online or local florists would have done some arrangement regarding keeping the bottoms of stems soaked. If it has arrived in the form of bouquet than you definitely need to do things urgently. Find a good display vase for the flowers and be sure it is very clean and out of danger of any bacteria.
- Now fill up the vase with water and add flower preservative to it. Most probably you’ll receive one with the Mother’s Day floral arrangement delivered to you, if not than no need to panic just add a teaspoon of sugar and 3 to 4 drops of chlorine bleach to water and mix them well so the sugar dissolves in water. The water that you fill in your vase should be warm like up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Now once your vase is ready start the second most important step with your flowers that is of cutting the stems at bottom. Keep your Mother’s Day flower under the running water or fill you sink with water and put your flowers in it while cutting their stems. At an angle of 45 degrees cut the stem about an inch at the tip so you may avoid the part of stem that may have developed some blockage due to air. Now immediately put the flower into the prepared vase.
- Repeat the same step with all your Mother’s Day flowers and keep putting them in the prepared vase as soon as you cut the stem. Use something sharp to cut the stem so you can avoid crushing them in any case. Cut any foliage that may fall under the water level. Now place your vase at a place that is away from direct sunlight, heat or draughts.
- Every time you see a petal turning brown or a dead you need to remove it. Because these will make your bouquet less attractive and can also cause the formation of bacteria. Change the water frequently that is after every 2 to 3 days and repeat the same process as you prepared the water in your vase for the first time.
Be a little careful and you’ll be able to enjoy the love and care bestowed open you and the honor given to you for long.