Taking care of your bouquet is key to ensuring your flowers stay fresh and vibrant for as long as possible. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your bouquet:
- Cut the stems: Every three days, cut about two centimeters from the bottom of each stem at a 45 degree angle (“bevel”). This will help your flowers absorb water more easily.
- Change the water: Replace the water in the vase every two to three days, or even daily if possible. This will prevent the growth of bacteria. Remember to wash your vase with dish soap to further limit the spread of bacteria.
- Remove the leaves that would soak in the water: If leaves were to soak in the water of the vase, do not hesitate to remove them gently. This will allow the water to stay fresh longer and avoid bacteria.
- Add flower food: Use the flower food that came with your bouquet or make your own by adding a teaspoon of sugar and the same amount of white vinegar. Flower food helps nourish the flowers and inhibit the growth of bacteria.
- Avoid direct sunlight and heat: Avoid placing your bouquet in direct sunlight or near heat sources like radiators. Warmth can cause the flowers to wilt faster.
- Remove Wilted Flowers: As soon as you notice a flower beginning to wilt, remove it from the bouquet. This will prevent the wilt from spreading to other flowers.
- Rearrange as needed: If your bouquet is starting to look a little wilted, try rearranging the flowers to give them a fresh new look.
Be careful, some flowers require special care, especially in terms of water:
- Roses will need lots of water, make sure the volume of water is at least half the size of the stems, so they can retain their freshness.
- Tulips, on the other hand, will only need a few centimeters of water to remain beautiful for a long time.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your flower bouquet fresh and beautiful for longer. With a little care and attention, you can enjoy your flowers for days or even weeks to come.
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