Below are a few tips and tricks for keeping your new blooms healthy and happy!
CUT THE GREENS
Remove any leaves from the stems that will be underwater. Leaves could decay below the surface and create a buildup of bacteria, plugging the ends of flower stems, preventing them from absorbing water. Oh no!
A NICE CHOP
The next step is to trim the stems. Cut for the height of your vessel and at an angle before placing into water. Cutting the stems this way allows for greater surface area, so more water is absorbed!
Change your vessel's water every three days. Make sure that there are no leaves or greens below the surface and if you want, trim your stems each time you refresh the water.
did you know?
Are your flowers dying abnormally quickly and you just can't figure out why? There is a chance that you have your blooms next to a window or air vent that gets really hot or cold, OR you have them near some fresh fruit! What? Fresh fruit? Yep, fruit, especially bananas, release a gas called ethylene when they are ripening and can cause your flowers to age faster. For a longer life, move your blooms to a space with a moderate temperature and away from those bananas!