Do you want to keep flowers fresh you’ve been given the gift to stay fresh for as long as possible? Here are some tricks that will help you.
If we could clearly see the miracle of a flower, our whole life would change from the ground. – Buddha
A happy, joyful and healthy lifestyle is related to flowers. They delight and enlighten our homes and souls.
To keep flowers fresh, we can apply small tricks that will last for flower life.
Tips to keep flowers fresh
Before putting the flowers in vase, refresh the stem cut, removing two cm of it. Cut as obliquely as possible to increase the water absorption surface. Do this under the jet of water.
Fresh cut flowers stick (rose, lilac, chrysanthemum) we can crush at a base of 5-6 cm length. The tail of the flower are scalding in boiling water and then placed in a bathtub under cold water and left for 30-60 minutes. At the gerbera, the stem we cut or pinched with the needle.
For daffodils and hyacinths, the rod of which seals a sticky liquid, it is necessary to place the queues in boiling water for a few seconds before putting them in the vase.
If the fresh cut flower bouquets have begun to give signs of fading, apply a refreshing treatment before putting them in the flower vase. Fill the tub with cold water and immerse them in it. Keep them for at least an hour.
Another trick is to keep flower fresh, especially the fresh flower arrangement in the refrigerator for 6 hours before arranging them in the vase. This trick will triple your life of fresh cut flowers.
You can maintain the freshness of the flowers bouquet by spraying water on the flowers.
To prevent rotting of the rods, daily changes water in the flower vase. Also, wash the rod portion that was under water and refreshes the cut.
Flowers from Flower shops need water at a temperature equal to that of the room (20 degrees).
Use some substances to keep flowers fresh
If you want to stimulate the opening of fresh flowers, you can put a teaspoon of sugar in the water in the flower vase.
Also, we recommend sugar for preserving cut roses, carnations, and chrysanthemums. Put 100 grams of sugar to 1 liter of water.
A salt of the kitchen salt (80 g of salt / 1 l of water) or a few drops of vinegar will keep fresh water longer.
Flowers last longer if you add a few drops of boric acid (10% concentration) or a little bit of aspirin (half a pound to 3 liters of water) in water.
If you remove the yellow peaks inside the lily flowers, they will last longer because you interrupt the pollination process.
Another method is to put additives for cut flowers. More about additives on Wikipedia