Flowers have the amazing ability to fill a room with a sweet smell, beauty, and a lively energy. So it’s natural that we’ll want to make our freshly cut flowers last as long as possible while looking gorgeous in the process.
We’ve compiled the best tips for keeping your flowers fresh, as well as creative ideas for arranging them, that are so effective your house will look like a florist shop in no time.
Tips Keeping Flowers Fresh and Making Them Last Longer
1.) Keep Them Cold
Place your cut flower arrangement inside the refrigerator and store them overnight or when they aren’t on display to make them last a lot longer. This is why florists have flowers in those refrigerated cases.
Spritzing your flowers with hairspray will help them to last longer and stay in place.
3.) Cut Your Stems Right
Your stems should be cut at a 45-degree angle and one inch from the bottom to increase the surface area where your flower sucks in water. This will ensure that your flowers stay well hydrated.
4.) Open Closed Buds
Place your flowers in a glass with warm water for one minute, then place them in a vase of cold water for 20 minutes. This will open up your flower buds.
5.) Vinegar Concoction
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar inside a vase with water, then add your flowers. It will increase the longevity of your plants as long as you change the water every few days.
6.) Vodka Concoction
Place a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of white sugar into your vase water before dropping your flowers in. This will delay wilting in your flowers. When they start to droop you can add a shot of vodka to the water and they’ll stand up straight for least another day or two.
7.) A Penny in Your Water
Drop a penny into your vase water to give your flowers extra shelf life. The copper works as an acidifier that prevents fungus and bacteria growth. Pennies made before 1982 have more copper in them and are more effective.
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