How To Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer
3 Easy Tips for a Great Vase Life
1. UNBOX YOUR FLOWERS
Gently remove the bunch from the box, and unwrap them. Handling your flowers with care is essential to protecting their fragile beauty. Be sure to have your vase already selected so that you aren’t setting the flowers down repeatedly on different surfaces before staging them in their final display.
2. CUT THE STEMS
Trim the stems evenly at a 45-degree angle so your flowers can draw up more water. It’s natural for the ends of stems to begin to harden as a defense from being cut away from the shrub. Trimming the stems immediately revitalizes the ability of the cut flowers to draw in water, which will help preserve the visual freshness of each bloom.
3. CHANGE THE WATER
Make sure you add flower food, and change the water every two days for optimum vase life. And keep them away from direct sunlight. Both of these practices will maintain better water clarity, naturally helping the flowers to preserve freshness.