There’s something undeniably special about receiving a bouquet of fresh, vibrant flowers. Whether they come from your local flower shop or are a pleasant surprise from a flower delivery service, flowers have the unique ability to brighten any room and bring smiles to faces. At The Flower Company, we understand the joy these floral gifts bring, and we’re here to share simple yet effective ways to make these moments last longer.
Step 1: Choose Fresh Flowers
The journey to long-lasting blooms begins at the source – selecting fresh flowers. When you visit flower shops or order flowers delivered to your doorstep, freshness is key. At The Flower Company, we pride ourselves on offering the freshest blooms, but here are some tips for you to spot them when buying in store:
- Look for firm, vibrant petals and buds that are just beginning to open.
- The leaves should be green and perky, not wilted or brown.
- When opting for flower delivery, ensure the service is reputable for their quality and freshness, like us at The Flower Company.
Remember, the fresher the flowers, the longer they’ll grace your home with their beauty.
Step 2: Prepare Your Flowers
Once your bouquet has been delivered, it’s time to prepare them for their new home. Proper preparation is crucial in extending the life of your flowers. Follow these steps:
- Trim the Stems: Use sharp scissors or garden shears to cut the stems at a 45-degree angle. This increases the surface area for water absorption.
- Remove Lower Leaves: Strip away any leaves that would be submerged in water. This prevents bacterial growth.
- Choose the Right Vase: Ensure your vase is clean and the right size for your bouquet. Fill it with lukewarm water mixed with flower food.
At The Flower Company, we often include flower food with our flower delivery to help you get started.
Step 3: Maintenance and Care
After preparing your flowers, consistent care is what will truly prolong their lifespan.
- Change the Water Regularly: Replace the water every two days to keep it fresh and free of bacteria. Each time, re-trim the stems to ensure optimal water uptake.
- Keep Them Cool: Place your flowers in a cool spot away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. This slows down the wilting process.
- Use Flower Food: Flower food provides the right balance of nutrients to keep your blooms vibrant. If you’ve run out, a teaspoon of sugar can be a great alternative.
Remember, the key to longevity is consistent, loving care for your flowers.