It is so sad when a beautiful flower arrangement starts to wilt. Slow down this process and keep your flowers looking fresh longer with these expert flower care tips. There are many simple things you can do to enjoy your flowers for as long as possible. Try out these handy tips from our florists and see if your flowers last longer.
Mist your flowers
Keep your flowers hydrated and happy by giving them a mist every few hours.
Avoid the light
After flowers have been cut, sunlight speeds up the process of their decay. Keep your arrangement away from windowsills or direct sunlight so they will stay looking fresh.
Feed your flowers
If a packet of flower preservative came with your arrangement, add it to the water. These preservatives have antimicrobial properties that will kill bacteria and keep your flowers standing tall.
Stay away from extreme temperatures
Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out your flowers and cause wilting.
Change the water in the vaseAll flower and foliage stems should be submerged. Flowers stay fresher, longer when they can get a drink! Watch your water though and make sure that when it gets cloudy you change it out. Here is how to properly change out the water in your flower arrangement.
Now that you know how to properly care for a fresh cut flower arrangement, it’s time for you to get one! Head to your local florist today to find beautiful seasonal blooms.
Extend the Life of Your Flower Arrangement article originally published on flowershopnetwork.com.