Saturday, August 9, 2014

Keeping your cut flowers fresh


12 Long Stem Orange Roses

There are many things you can do to keep your cut flowers fresh and healthy longer

Trim the stems

When get your flowers the first thing you do is trim the stems to remove that part that is dried out. Take a sharp pair of shears and cut off an inch of stem in a diagonal angle so that it can soak up more water. Remove any bottom leaves that will be in the water so that there will be no bacteria growth.

Change the water

Change the water in your vase every other day. If the water stays longer than that ,bacteria will affect the flowers. Try to keep the water as fresh as possible.

Sugar and Vinegarr

Sugar will nourish the flowers just as long as the florist preservatives work.
Mix 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to the water in the vase before adding the flowers. The sugar nourishes the plants, while the vinegar inhibits bacterial growth. The arrangement stays fresh longer.


Crush an aspirin and place the powder in the water.
Aspirin is an acid and helps to kill bacteria overgrowth. The arrangement stays fresh longer

Bleach and Sugar

Put 3 drops bleach and 1 teaspoon sugar in a liter water.This will keep the water from getting cloudy and stop the growth of bacteria, so that your flowers will stay fresh longer.

Soda Pop
Put 1/4 cup soda pop in the water. The sugar in the soda will make the blossoms last longer. Use clear soda pop like 7-up if you have a clear vase and want the water to be clear. No diet soda

Copper Penny

Put a copper penny in the water with the flowers. Copper is a fungicide and acts as a barrier to fungi and yeasts.

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