Having flowers in the house comes with unique feelings. I never understood the fascination attached to having flowers in the house until i placed one in mine for the first time. Flowers simply put you in a better mood, give more life to your room, change the mood of the home and give your guests a pleasurable experience. I feel it is the colors, or the essences that they give off, but there is something very special about flowers that is beyond human imagination.
However, the bad thing about flowers is that their lifespan at times can be so short and before you realize they begin to wither completely. But, there are a few tips to prevent that from happening and this will make your flowers look fresh and last longer.
1. The Best Time To Buy Flowers
The best time to buy flowers is in the morning, before the sun rises or at dusk without the sun heating them directly. Do not buy any flowers which have been kept under the sun for several days and after buying the flowers ensure that you get them home as quick as possible. It is advisable that when you get home with the flowers to leave them for a couple of hours with the stems completely immersed in water to recover from the transfer until the time comes to put them in a proper vase.
2. Use A Clean Vase.
The flower vase must be kept clean from dirt, and in order to promote an eco-friendly environment wine bottles could be used to serve as flower vases instead of throwing them away. All you need is a bottle cutter to cut the bottle properly for a perfect look. It is also recommended, that whenever you buy a vase you should look for a large vase so that all the stems fit well and reach the water level evenly.
3. Add Sugar
Flowers also need to be pampered. To pamper your flowers all you need to do is to add one tablespoon of white sugar and pour it into the water to give it some extra “food”. This will make the flowers look fresh and last longer.
4. Treat Them Like Indoor Plants
Always treat flowers at home as if they were an indoor plant. Prevent direct sunlight from coming through the windows onto the flowers, do not expose them to drafts, neither to very high temperatures. Place them away from the heater and keep them away from dry environments,
5. The Night Treatment
Flowers will last longer if you take them out at night on the balcony or infront of an open window. This is because flowers need a very cold environment or you can put them at night in a cooler room with an open window.
6. Flowers Wilt Prematurely
One could wonder why flowers wilt so easily, this is a result of bacteria and their reproduction. The following tips can be used to combat wilting and give your flowers a beautiful look. Whenever you discover a withered flower and you want to revive it, follow the procedure below:
- Cut the stem slightly.
- Fill a vase with lukewarm water.
- Put the flower in it and place it in a dark place.
- When the water has turned cold, you can remove the flower and replace the warm water with cold water.
7. Use Flower Preservatives.
To achieve a desired result for your flowers to look beautiful ensure you use natural preservatives properly with the required quantities; this could even double the life span of the flowers. This preservative eliminates bacteria, for this reason you don’t have to change the water in the vase every day as you could just maintain a constant level of adding fresh water from time to time.
Finally, if you do not use preservatives, change the water in the vase daily, trim the stems at least three times in a week, and remove all leaves that will be submerged in the water this will prevent the conducting vessels to be infected by bacteria. If you consider this advice i have provided and neatly follow the same, I bet you your flowers will always look fresh and beautiful.
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