Spring may be considered the most popular season for floral arrangements, but there are plenty of gorgeous fall flowers to enjoy as well. Red daisies, orange gerberas, sunflowers, and rust-colored chrysanthemums are just a few flowers whose colors look perfect for the fall season. When you’ve just received a beautiful bouquet or vase, you want to make them last as long as possible. With a little care and regular attention, you can keep appreciating your floral arrangements long into the season.
Display Flowers in a Cool Spot
Once you receive a fresh floral arrangement, place it in a cool, dry spot out of direct sunlight. Keep them away from drafty areas or extreme temperatures, such as in the path of ceiling fans or heating and cooling vents. Your flowers will last longer if they’re kept away from ripening fruit too, which releases small amounts of gas that can cause them to wilt more quickly.
Keep Water Full & Clean
If your floral arrangement came wrapped in plastic, remove it as soon as possible. Keep the water level in your vase or container high; if the container included floral foam, keep the water level above it. When the water becomes cloudy, dump it out, and clean the vase with soap before refilling it with room temperature tap water. If your flowers came with flower food, follow the directions and add that to the water.
Remove Wilting Leaves & Stems
To keep your flowers looking fresh, remove dead or wilting parts as soon as you can. Any damaged or dead leaves, stems, or blooms that fall below the waterline should be removed, too. This can help your water stay cleaner longer.
Trim Stems Every Few Days
Every few days, cut the stems of your flowers so they can better absorb water and last longer. Using a sharp knife, cut ¾ of an inch to 1 inch of the bottom of the stem at an angle. Avoid using kitchen scissors, which will crush the stem and prevent it from taking in water.
When you need flowers for weddings, celebrations, get-togethers, or as a special treat, go to Glacier Wallflower and Gifts in Columbia Falls, MT. They offer the finest floral arrangements and gifts in the Flathead Valley Area. Call (406) 892-4069 to create the perfect floral arrangement for your next occasion, or browse their wide selection of flowers on their website.