How to make Bought Flowers Last Longer? - ImageFlorist
ImageFlorist – Malaysia preferred online local florist picks flowers when they are in the bud or half open. This is the one of the reasons why our flowers have such a long life. We get immense pleasure seeing them slowly open up. Every now and then we are asked by our customers “how to make bought flowers last longer?”.
Today we will answer this most asked question. Picking the flowers at the right time does half of your job. Flowers once delivered, the rest of the job gets into your hands. If taken care properly our flowers can last up 1-2 weeks.
How to make flowers last longer?
Bought flowers should be placed in warm water as soon as possible. Remove the wrapping paper, as paper can bruise the flowers and cellophane can cause them to sweat. When cut flowers have been left out of water for any length of time, cells start to form over the cut ends of the stems, which will prevent the stems taking up water readily. To remove this sealed portion, snip off about 2.5cm (1″) from the stem ends and then place in water preferably with preservative added, and allow the flowers to have a long drink before arranging.
You may be given flowers when you are away from home. It may well be several hours before you are able to place them in water. The best way to keep flowers fresh is to place them in a strong plastic bag with some water in the bottom. Secure the bag with a rubber band. Another method is to wrap flowers in damp newspaper. If travelling by car, place the flowers in the coolest spot. As soon as you get home, recut the ends of the stems, place them in water and allow them to condition overnight before arranging.
Quite simple, isn’t it? It is quite amazing how a little effort can prolong the life of the flowers tremendously. ImageFlorist offers FREE advice on flower arrangement. If you would like to know more about flower arrangement and how to make flowers last longer, leave a comment below and our experts will reach out to you in no time :).
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