We are always sad to see them fade too quickly. However, a few simple gestures will allow you to enjoy the beauty and smell of your cut flowers longer. Whether it’s a bouquet you’ve been offered or just a few cut flowers from your garden, here’s how to make them last longer in 9 easy steps.
1. First step
Choose a very clean vase that is the right size. Make you sure you don’t take one that is too big or too small. Fill a quarter of it with good quality lukewarm water.
2. Second step
Add two tablespoons of sugar to the water in the vase. The glucose will nourish the flowers, which will encourage the flower buds from opening and will allow them to live longer.
3. Third step
Then, add two tablespoons of white vinegar and mix it in the water well. This will prevent bacteria from forming and keep your flowers fresh for a longer.
4. Fourth step
Remove the leaves at the bottom of the stem. The leaves should not touch the water in order to avoid them decomposing. If they touch the water, bacteria can also accumulate in the water.
5. Fifth step
Cut one to two inches of the stems at a 45-degree angle. This will help the flowers absorb more water. Be careful not to crush the stems when you cut them. Use a very sharp knife or scissors.
6. Sixth step
Place your trimmed flowers in a vase according to your desired arrangement. However, avoid mixing daffodils with other varieties of flowers since they secrete a toxic substance that can damage other flowers.
7. Seventh step
Place your vase in a cool place that is protected from strong winds. Also, avoid direct sunlight since it could lead to a premature death for your flowers.
8. Eight step
Daily maintenance is a very important step in conserving your flowers. Make sure to change the water every few days and to cut the stems each time.
9. Ninth step
Enjoy the long life of your cut flowers! It’s time to smell the roses!
- Woman’s Day