Whether or not it’s a special holiday like Valentine’s Day or a birthday, it always feels good to receive a bouquet of fresh flowers as a gift. If you’re like me, you’re all smiles when you get one. Also, if you’re like me, you want your blooms to last as long as possible. These 10 Tips To Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer will help prolong the life of your bouquet.
Related: DIY Makeup Remover Wipes
10 Tips To Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer:
- Start with a clean vase that’s been washed in hot, soapy water and rinsed thoroughly.
- Cut about 1 to 2 inches off the stems at a 45-degree angle. The stem’s cut end will then have a larger surface area, thus allowing for greater water intake.
- Cut the stems while they are underwater.
- Avoid displaying the flowers in direct sunlight or drafts.
- Change the water in the vase every other day.
- Retrim the flower’s stems each time the vase water is changed.
- Use a knife, not scissors, to trim flower stems. Scissors can crush the vessels that transport water from the bottom of the bloom.
- Always add flower food to the tap water flowers are placed in.
- Each time the vase water is changed add new flower food.
A simple DIY flower food is 1 tsp. sugar plus 2 to 3 drops of bleach added to 1 quart of water. The sugar provides nutrients while the bleach discourages bacteria and cloudy water.
When it comes to flowers, it doesn’t matter what color or type of blooms they are; I love them all. What’s not to love about colorful tulips, yellow sunflowers, purple orchids, or anything roses. There’s just nothing like a bouquet of fresh flowers to brighten anyone’s day. These 10 Tips To Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer will keep that special sunshine going for as long as possible.
Related: Pumpkin and Almond Butter Acai Bowl
What’s your favorite flower? Do you have any tips for us on prolonging the life of fresh flowers? Please share it in the comments section!
Buy On Amazon:
This post contains affiliate links and advertisements. Affiliate links and affiliate ads help support From Under A Palm Tree and help pay for web hosting, email delivery, domain registration, and other various fees that help keep From Under A Palm Tree operational. We appreciate your support!
Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.