I have such an affinity for fresh flowers, especially in my home. My great-grandparents owned a flower shop and while I may not have grown up around it, the love must run strong in through blood. There is something about the smell and the lightness that fresh flowers bring to a room that brighten my mood. I just celebrated a birthday and was overwhelm by all the bouquets of flowers sent by family, friends, co-workers and of course, my boyfriend, Billy. With that said, I have a lot of flowers to keep alive and this is how I am doing it.
One: Cut the Stems
Always cut the stems initially and at an angle. This is not a one time job, if I see that they start to look limp I will cut them again. I also will remove some of the leaves or peddles if they start to die.
Two: Change the water
Would you want to sit in the same bath water for days? Nope and neither do your flowers. Flowers drink a lot of water and they need an abundance of water to not wilt. Experts say that lukewarm water is best.
Three: Put the flowers in a large, clean container.
Choose a vase that is clean, to reduce any bacteria or other microorganism infecting your flowers. Choosing a vase with a wide neck is very helpful when you are changing out the water.