Keep flowers fresh in winter
No matter the season, fresh cut flowers all require the same amount of care. During the warmer months of summer, you most likely use plenty of fans and air conditioners I your home. However, in winter, it’s time to light a fire, turn on your heaters, or radiators. In both cases, measures are taken to keep your home comfortable. However, this could very easily have a negative effect on your vase of fresh flowers.
Most flowers bloom during warm to mild conditions. The icy grip of winter causes many plants to become dormant and very few plants bloom during this time of year. It’s easy to understand that when flowers are imported or cultivated out of season, they may not last too long when faced with very cold weather. Which is all the more reason to keep your flowers in a comfortable spot. Now, you don’t want to place them near the heat source, but rather in a cozy corner in your living room, on your dining room table, or somewhere like this.
Your windows are bound to be the coolest part of your home. As the exterior part of the window comes into contact with the cold air, it will also become cold. This cold will transfer to the interior part of the window. If your flowers come into contact with the cold window pane, it will cause the flower to suffer severe trauma and this will cause it to perish sooner than it should.
The one thing all cut flowers need is fresh water. For the most part, room temperature water is best. Cold water is suitable for certain times of flowers. Particularly those grown from bulbs. During the winter months, you may notice how the tap water becomes colder. For this reason, you should use some warm water to make sure that your flowers do not experience any shock. Change your vase water regularly and don’t forget to add flower preserve too.
You will also need to maintain your flower arrangement by trimming the stems from time to time. If you notice any of your flowers or foliage start to wilt, you should remove them. Dying plant material releases a certain gas that causes the other flowers and foliage to perish faster than it normally would.