It’s easy to enjoy flowers when they arrive—they’re fresh, beautiful and crisp. We find the perfect spot for them so they can be admired and enjoyed as much as possible while they last. But Trias Flowers has a few simple tips for extending the life of your beautiful blooms for as long as possible, so that every day can feel just like the day they arrived.
With just a little know-how and a few simple measures, you can ensure that you’re giving your floral design the kind of care and attention it deserves.
- Keep the vase filled (or floral foam soaked) with water containing a flower food provided by your florist. Flower foods provide sugars, balance ph and limit bacterial growth. It is important to follow the mixing directions on the food packet. Most packets are to be mixed with either a pint or a quart of water. Do not dilute with more water than is specified on the packet.
- Check your arrangement daily to make sure it has plenty of clear fresh water. If possible, re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife or scissors that will not crush the stems. Immediately place the stems into warm solution or deeply and firmly back into floral foam.
- Keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or near appliances. Heat from appliances or hot and cold drafts cause flowers to dehydrate.