Don’t let a single flower go to waste
Whether you buy cheap flowers or a bouquet that sets you back a fair bit, it’s always a good idea to make the most of every beautiful bloom. When you first receive your fresh flower delivery, you will most likely enjoy its flawless beauty for at least a week before you notice your flowers have reached their prime. Once this happens, you need to ensure that you remove the mature flowers before they start to wilt and wither. By doing so, you can make the most of the bouquet even after the flowers.
One way of making the most of your flowers is by using a fully-opened flower to finish off the décor on a wrapped gift. Just make sure that you present your gift as soon as possible and make sure that you trim and dry the stem before you add it to the gift. You don’t want the wrapping paper to get wet!
If you want to dry your flowers, you should do so before they start to wilt. Not all flowers are suitable for drying. Some are too fragile and they will fall apart. Roses are an excellent choice if you want to make a dried flower bouquet. Hang your flowers upside down so that they don’t lose their shape while they dry out. This will ensure that they remain upright when they are arranged and displayed as a dried bouquet.
If the flowers are not suitable for drying or if you get to them a bit too late, you will need to pluck the petals gently, spread them out, and allow them to dry completely before adding essential oils and making your own potpourri.
If you are planning on sending out invitations, thank you notes, or any other kind of personal written correspondence, you can add some flower petals to the envelope or use them to decorate the letter or card inside.
Finally, should your flowers start to decay, it’s probably not a good idea to try to dry them. The decay could make the petals unattractive and they could even have a bad smell. Don’t toss them in the rubbish just yet! Consider the benefits of recycling plant material. If you have a garden, you should designated a corner for making your own composed. Any leftover flowers, fruit, and veggies can be tossed into this heap and you can use it to feed your garden and potted plants!