Make Your Flowers Last Longer... by Paayal Dyer - Musely
  • $ 11% Cashback on all one-time purchases
    11% Cashback is available to all registered users and will be give in the form of Musely Coins.
    * Buy Together & Subscriptions orders are not eligible for Cashback
  • Free shipping over $25

    Free Shipping on All Orders Over $25.

    You may request a return within 30 days from the date the product is shipped.

    All returns may be tentative on brand approval.

Make Your Flowers Last Longer...

posted in Various
03/16/2014
  • Place flowers in water as soon as possible. Once the stems of flowers have been cut, you have removed their life support system.

  • Fill a plastic bucket a third to half with warm water. Warm water should be used as flowers take up warm water more readily than cold. Its preferable to add preservative to the water. (The use of preservatives is explained further on).

  • Flowers only drink through the ends of the stems and not through the sides of the stems, and for this reason buckets should not be filled right up to the top with water, as foliage left on stems below the water line will rot and pollute the water.

  • This will feed bacteria and the flowers will die more quickly. The foliage of marigolds, chrysanthemums, stock and daisies send off a particularly strong odour when left standing under water over a period of time.

  • Take the bucket of water into the garden with you. Use a sharp pair of secateurs and cut the flower stems on an angle - a slanted cut allows a better intake of water. Remove all foliage from the lower portion of the stems which would stand under the water line. Place the flowers immediately.

  • Avoid overcrowding flowers. Allow enough air to circulate between each flower. Too many flowers crowded together in a bucket may cause the petals to become squashed and bruised. Place the bucket in a cool dark place and allow the flowers to have a long drink before being arranged.

  • Allow flowers to have a good drink for four to five hours, preferably overnight before arranging. This step is called conditioning. It allows the stems to fill up with water and the flowers will become crisp. These flowers will last twice as long as those that have not been conditioned properly.

Comments

0
See all comments

Related Tips

761 Followers
Email:
See other sign in/up options
Set up my password later
Login / sign up with Email
Forgot Password?
New to Musely
See other login options
Sign Up with Email
Already have an account? Login
Looks like you have an account already
Enter your password to proceed to checkout
Forgot Password?
Please re-enter your password
Forgot Password?
* This is for protection of your private information
Create a Password
For better protection, please provide a password for you account.
Login
For privacy reasons, you must login every time you access this page.
Forgot Password?
< back
< back
Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account
< back