Fresh rose tips – help them open

When you receive a fresh rose bouquet, you might notice that the petals are not quite yet open. This is absolutely normal because any reputable florist will send flowers in bud form to ensure that the lucky recipients will get to enjoy them for as long as possible. Here are some tips to help your roses open up and ensure that they look great for as long as possible.

Step 1:

As soon as your fresh rose bouquet arrives, you need to place them in some fresh, room temperature water. This is best because water at this temperature is easier for your blooms to absorb.

Step 2:

Make sure that you do not get water on the flower buds. You can place your blooms in a full bucket of water as long as you do not completely submerge them.

Step 3:

Next, it’s time to prepare your vase with clean water and some flower food. Always follow the instructions of the flower food package and make sure that it has completely dissolved before you add your blooms.

Step 4:

Now it is time to trim your stems. You should do so at a 45 degree angle. This will create a larger surface area for the stem to absorb water and nutrients. It also prevents the stem from ending up flat against the bottom of the vase. When trimming your fresh rose stems, make sure that you do so under water. This will ensure that air does not enter the stem when you cut.

Step 5:

While trimming the stems, you can remove the lower leaves at the same time. You don’t want any of them to end up below the waterline. Plant material in the vase water will encourage bacteria to grow at a more rapid rate which is why we want to keep leaves to a minimum.

Step 6:

Next, it’s time to place your fresh rose bouquet in your vase. Take a look at each bloom and gently tease the tops of the buds to help them open. You should also remove the guard petals from each rose since they can prevent the flower from opening.

Once your beautiful fresh rose bouquet is perfectly arranged, all you need to do is put your vase in the perfect spot. Make sure that your vase is not near any source of heat or in the direct sunlight and your flowers will do great!