When you receive a beautiful bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers from your child or children, the last thing you want is for it to perish too soon. Firstly, you want your flowers to last because you want to enjoy them for as long as possible. Secondly, you don’t want to upset your child should they find out that your blooms perished after just a few days. So, here are some essential flower care tips to follow.
The first thing you want to do when your Mother’s Day flowers arrive is place them in some fresh water. Whether you place them in a bucket or your kitchen sink, it’s important that you get them in water right away. Of course, wherever you place them initially, you need to make sure it’s clean.
Now you can remove any packaging and trim your stems. Stems should be trimmed using a sharp pair of scissors or knife so that you don’t end up crushing them. You should also remove extra leaves too. Any leaves that might end up inside the vase should be removed. You only want stems in the vase. Another great tip is to try to trim your Mother’s Day flowers underwater since this helps prevent air from getting inside the stem. If air bubbles get into the stem, it can cause the flower to perish at a more rapid rate.
You can now prepare your vase. Clean it thoroughly before filling it with fresh, clean water. Your Mother’s Day flowers need clean water in order to thrive. If the vase is not cleaned and rinsed thoroughly, any remaining residue can negatively effect the well-being of your blooms.
Add the package of flower food that the florist should have included. Remember to add the correct amount based on the amount of water in the vase. Flower food provides your Mother’s Day flowers with nutrients and it also helps slow bacterial growth in the vase water.
Keeping your blooms happy will largely depend on their environment. In other words, you need to make sure that they are not exposed to extreme heat, cold, wind or direct sunlight. Provided you choose the perfect spot for your Mother’s Day flowers, you can be sure that they will last more than a week.
Once you put your bouquet on display, it’s not all over. You will still need to check on your flowers on a regular basis. You will need to change the water every two days at least and you might need to trim the stems again if bacteria builds up. By following these care tips, your Mother’s Day flowers will look their best for that much longer.