Make that bouquet of roses last longer

When you order flowers for yourself or when you receive a stunning fresh flower delivery, the beauty of the bouquet is superb. However, if you don’t take care of those flowers, their beauty will fade sooner rather than later. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to help slow the inevitable process of your flowers wilting. You might not be able to stop it completely, but you can enjoy your bouquet for longer.

Roses are a popular flower for many occasions – both romantic and friendly. When you receive a bouquet of roses, it’s good to take the necessary stems to keep them fresh and stunning. If you cut your own roses, it’s best to do so in the morning so that they are at their freshest. Look for roses that are partially opened. If they are in tight bud form, they might not open. If they are fully opened, they won’t last as long as you’d like. The same goes for florist roses. You should always use a sharp pair of scissors to cut your roses. Keep a bucket of water on hand so that your roses don’t get dehydrated.

Both freshly picked and freshly delivered roses need to have their stems trimmed at an angle. This ensures that they absorb water and nutrients at a faster rate. It also ensures that the stems aren’t resting on the base of your vase. The base of the vase can obstruct the absorption of water which will cause your roses to wilt.

Flower food is also excellent for keeping your roses happy. Flower preserve is not just about keeping bacteria from growing out of control in the vase water. It also provides the flowers with important nutrients to keep those petals pretty and crisp.

Finally, don’t forget about displaying your roses in the right place. Keep your roses out of direct sunlight, away from cold windows, and away from fans, air conditioners, heaters, fire places, and any kind of climate control. If you notice any of your flowers start to wilt, you should remove them sooner rather than later.