A new year is a chance to resolve to better ourselves. As we step into 2024, let’s pledge to take better care of our blooming friends. Whether you’re a seasoned floral aficionado or a novice eager to keep that bouquet vibrant, these simple yet effective tips will ensure your flowers stay fresh and fabulous for longer.
Keep it Clean: Vase and Water
The first step in ensuring your flowers’ longevity is cleanliness. Always start with a clean vase and fresh, lukewarm water. Bacteria is a flower’s nemesis, so change the water every two days to keep it clear and clean. A tiny splash of bleach can help keep the bacteria at bay but be cautious with the amount – too much can harm your flowers.
The Perfect Cut: Trimming Stems
When you first get your flowers, and every time you change the water, give the stems a good trim. Use sharp scissors or garden shears to cut about an inch off from the bottom at a 45-degree angle. This angle increases the surface area for water absorption and prevents the ends from resting flat on the bottom of the vase, ensuring your flowers drink up all the nourishment they need.
Location, Location, Location
Where you place your flowers can significantly impact their lifespan. Avoid direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources, as these can cause your flowers to wilt prematurely. Also, keep your blooms away from fruit bowls; ripening fruits release tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can cause flowers to age faster.
Remember, flowers are living entities that respond to care and attention. With these simple resolutions, you can ensure that your floral arrangements stay stunning longer. And when you’re looking to add a fresh touch to your space or gift a bouquet that lasts, Dallas House of Flowers is here to provide you with beautiful, quality arrangements that are sure to brighten up your 2024. Feel free to browse our selection, including our best sellers.