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5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Flowers Alive and Well

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

Keeping your fresh flowers looking fresh can be difficult but with the right information it is easily done. Leaving you with beautiful flowers to enjoy for days to come.

1 Give Your Flowers Fresh Water

One of the easiest ways to keep your flowers looking beautiful is to give them fresh water daily. This is what keeps them alive so making sure your arrangement has enough water is essential. You don't want the water to be too hot or cold or it will shock the stems. So make sure the water is a good neutral temperature.

2 Give your Flowers a Fresh Cut

Most people are not aware of this but some flowers, including roses, actually start to seal over when they are out of water for more than a few seconds so, every time you replace the water it is good to give the flowers a fresh cut so the stems are able to drink. This will keep your flowers from sealing over and give them a better chance at lasting longer.

3 Use Floral Preservative

All florists use special preservative to keep flowers alive for weeks even. And it's not just for florists! When you receive an arrangement they should give you some extra preservative in a packet but if not, just stop by your local florist and ask for some! This will give your flowers a little extra boost to keep on kickin'.

4 Temperature

This one is pretty simple. You don't like being too hot or too cold and neither do your flowers. Keep them in an area where they wont be exposed to extreme temperature and are visible for everyone to enjoy.

5 Cut your Flowers Underwater

This could quite possibly be the most important thing you could do for your flowers. Cutting them under a constant stream of water helps the stems to keep drinking. When flowers are cut and exposed to oxygen they can get air stuck in the stems that can impair their ability to retain water and therefore they will not last as long. This is one of the most effective ways I have seen to get the most out of your arrangement

If you follow these 5 easy steps you will be able to enjoy your beautiful blooms for a much longer time and also improve your green thumb! Whether you pick flowers from your yard or are saving a wedding bouquet, These steps will be a flower-life-saver.

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