Sun, friends, picnics, sand, pool and sea. Summer is here! Time to go outside, have fun, relax and, very important, keep our bouquets fresh. Did you know that flowers need some special care during this warm season? Here we’ll give you some tips to look after them and prevent wilting.
Tip 1: Choose the correct spot
It’s important to choose the right location for your flowers. As a rule of thumb, keep them at a cool temperature and away from direct sunlight or other sources of heat in your house (like TVs, stoves, or heaters) to prevent wilting. Also, put your bouquets far from fruit bowls, because fruits like bananas or apples can produce high levels of ethylene. This can shorten flowers’ life.
Tip 2: Trim the stems of your blooms
Cut the stems of your flowers at a 45-degree angle, one inch from the end of the stem, or to the length you need for your vase. Use a pair of sharp gardening scissors that are heavy, because some stems may be harder than other plant species. Why this is important? By cutting the stems you can increase the surface area and it allows flowers to absorb more water.
Pro Tip: Cut 1 or 1/2 inch of the stems every two to three days or when you change the water of the vase.
Tip 3: Get Rid Of The Excess Leaves
It’s important to remove any leaves that may end up below the water line. Leaves in the water will attract bacteria, which shortens the lifespan of your flowers. This is what makes the water turn colors and gives off an odor that is not in favor of your flowers.
Tip 4: About water in your vase
Always have the vase 3/4 full of water, remember that we’re in a warmer season. Change the water every 2-3 days and, before you refill it, clean the vase to reduce the risk of infection and proliferation of bacteria.
Tip 5: Flower Attention
Take a look regularly at your flowers. If you see wilted petals or dying leaves, remove them in order to take care of your bouquet, because they can damage the healthy blooms.
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