If you've ever had a floral arrangement quickly wilt on you, you know how frustrating it can be. Siddhanta Wiederhold at Gratitude-Heart-Garden Florist in Chicago, IL, understands your frustration and wants to help you make your floral arrangement last as long as possible. You probably know that water is important for your plants, but there is a lot more that goes into extending the lifespan of fresh cut flowers.
Below, Gratitude-Heart-Garden shares four great tips for keeping your floral arrangement lively and beautiful:
- Keep Them Cool: Unlike potted plants, cut flowers need to stay out of the sunlight. Sunlight causes cut flowers to mature quickly and wilt. Keep flowers in a dark, cool place to make them last.
- Trim Regularly: Before placing flowers in water, trim the stems about a half inch. This rids the stem of air bubbles which block water uptake. Regular trimming also reduces the presence of bacteria.
- Renew Vase Water: Bacteria builds up on stems when they sit in water too long. Your flowers will not drink contaminated water, so be sure to change it every two to three days to keep your bouquet fresh.
- Feed Your Flowers: Your floral arrangement is sure to last longer if it's given the proper nutrients. You can find flower food packets at any garden store. Flower food also helps fight against the growth of bacteria.
The next time you receive a flower gift, practice these four helpful tips to keep your blooms looking great. Visit Gratitude-Heart-Garden Florist online to view the great selection of floral arrangements they have available, including arrangements for any occasion. Call (773) 477-7475 to discuss your needs or to place an order.