Flowers Wilting? Tips for Making Your Flowers Last Longer

We all know one disadvantage of flowers is that they don't last very long. While they are here they bring happiness and warmth to any dull decorating space. If your flowers are dieing awfully fast, then you may be using poor flower care routines. There are many little things that you can do to lengthen the life span of your flower arrangements and flower bouquets. Many florists and flower shops provide good information on how to care for your specific flower type. Read on for a few extra tidbits of information on expanding the time that you can enjoy your flowers.

A main cause of deterioration in flowers vases is bacteria. Be sure your bowl or vase is clean and your water is pure. Always replace your water after 2-3 days. If any of the leaves lower down the stem are submerged under water, cut them off to prevent the spread of bacteria. Also, floral food provided by your florist should kill harmful bugs and dirt. To prolong the beauty and life of your flowers, choose a reputable flower outlet. More experienced florists are likely to understand how different types of flowers need different water, fertilizer, etc. When you order flowers, they usually arrive in well wrapped protection. The flower bud will usually be closed or half opened. This ensures that you can view the full time span of your flower. Your plant food for your arrangement or bouquet will encourage the bud to open. Using lukewarm water in your vase will prompt flowers to open faster. Because of lower oxygen levels, it helps the stem to intake water.

Never place your flowers in bright or overheated areas in your home. This breeds bacteria and causes an excess water loss. Use a vase that is in proportion to the size and amount of flowers that you have ordered. This could create even more water loss that you are not aware of.

When ordering flowers online, remember these tips and your flowers will last longer than ever before so you can enjoy the warmth and beauty of nature in your home.

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