One of the reasons for loving summer so much is the abundance of flowers around us. All those vivid colors and captivating aromas make you want to stay outside as long as possible. So you take a bouquet of your favorite flowers, put it into a vase, and enjoy having a summer atmosphere at home. There is only one problem – cut flowers won’t last long. Either you enjoy planting some greenery at home, or you may want to use these several tips on how to make cut flowers last longer.
1. Put flowers in water immediately
The sooner you can place your bouquet into a vase with water, the longer flowers will look nice. Make sure that you choose the right vase that fits the bouquet size and height. Besides, instead of the tap water, you may use the filtered one. It’s not a rule for all types of flowers. However, some of them will last longer in the filtered water.
2. Cut the stems
This is the tip you’ve probably heard about. However, did you know that stems should be cut underwater and at a slight angle? Use sharp shears so you won’t ruin the stem. Don’t cut more than 1 or 2 inches. You can cut stems every day when you change the water.
3. Add some flower food
Mixing with water, flower food kills the bacteria and adds the needed nutrients. You may buy floral food in the supermarket or make it yourself by mixing a quart of water, one teaspoon of sugar, two teaspoons of lemon juice, and one teaspoon of bleach.
4. Put flowers in the right place
If you want to make cut flowers last longer, put them into a fridge for the night. Or just let them stay in the room that isn’t too warm. If it’s too warm, your flowers will wilt faster.
5. Wash the vase properly
If your vase isn’t thoroughly cleaned, your fleshly cut flowers will be placed into a vase full of bacteria left from the previous bouquet. It will have a bad influence on the time flowers last. So make sure you clean the vase using the hot water and dishwashing soap.
I hope these 5 tips will help you enjoy having flowers at home for a long time. If you are searching for new ways of decorating with flowers, you may try out Eco Deer boards. The tips mentioned above also suit Eco Deer as it contains two capsules that function like vases.
You may find more ideas on decorating home with Eco Deer boards on our IG. Have a great day!