Now that you have your bouquet, here’s a few quick tips to keeping your flowers looking pristine. Keep in mind that it can take 2-3 days for your blooms to reach their full potential.
1. Trim the Stems
After you have unwrapped your bouquet, cut the stems at a 45-degree angle. We recommend using shears if you have them to ensure a cleaner cut. Trim the stems every couple days.
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2. Clean Water Daily
One of the best tips for getting the most enjoyment out of your flowers is to change the water daily with fresh, cold water. The water should look good enough to drink!
To ensure the water stays clean, remove any leaves or foliage from the stems that fall under the waterline of the vase.
3. Use the Flower Food
Drop in the supplied flower food into your vase and follow the instructions on the packet (this helps your flowers last longer). If you need to make your own or run out, you can replicate at home by adding a couple of drops of bleach and a pinch of sugar to fresh water.
4. Keep in Indirect Light
Place your flowers in the vase and keep them in indirect sunlight. If you’d like for your blooms to open up more quickly, perhaps for a special event, then use warm water to gently coax the blooms open.
5. Remove Stems as Needed
Every stem has a different expected vase life. As blooms expire, pull them out from the bouquet to keep the other blooms fresher, longer. Enjoy your bouquet’s subtle changes each day as it ages gracefully!
This article originally appeared on UrbanStems.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.
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