I was too excited today when I received a fabulous floral arrangement! It was a great pick me up from a stressful week! Flowers always makes me happy, so these blooms really put me in a great mood!
I’m dealing with a lot these days with my mom being sick and me having to fly home more often. These pretty flowers are a great distraction and relieves a lot of stress for me!
Taking care of floral arrangements to keep them looking fresh and vibrant requires some attention and care. Step inside to see how to take care of them and more! Thanks to Chelsea Floral Designs for this lovely arrangement!
Here are some tips:
1. Freshwater: Change the water in the vase every 2-3 days to prevent bacterial growth. Use room-temperature water and add flower food provided by your florist, or make your own by adding sugar and a few drops of bleach to the water.
2. Trimming: Re-cut the stems of the flowers at a 45-degree angle before placing them in the vase. This allows for better water absorption. Remove any leaves that will be submerged in the water to prevent decay.
3. Placement: Keep the arrangement in a cool location away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. Avoid placing them near fruits, as they release ethylene gas, which can shorten the flowers’ lifespan.
4. Hydration: Mist the petals and foliage with water to help maintain humidity and prevent wilting, especially in dry indoor environments.
5. Pruning: Remove any wilted or dead flowers and trim the stems as needed to maintain a fresh look.
6. Container cleanliness: Clean the vase or container regularly to prevent bacteria growth and the buildup of residue.
7. Air circulation: Allow for some airflow around the arrangement to keep the flowers fresh and reduce the chances of mold or mildew.
8. Flower food: If provided, use the flower food included with the arrangement to prolong the flowers’ life and maintain their color.
9. Avoiding ethylene exposure: Keep the flowers away from ethylene-producing items such as ripening fruit and certain appliances like stoves or heaters.
10. Enjoyment: Finally, enjoy your floral arrangement and appreciate its beauty. With proper care, it should last longer and brighten your space.
By following these tips, you can extend the life of your floral arrangements and enjoy their beauty for as long as possible.