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Keeping Flowers Fresh

Posted on November 09 2016

Keeping Flowers Fresh
One common question that often comes up in our profession is: How do I keep my flowers looking fresh, longer?  While you can scour the Internet for various different claims and solutions, only a few actually do the trick.  Join us today as we discuss these methods, and help you keep those beautiful blooms lasting longer! The first piece of advice that we can give you is to be weary of where you put your flowers.  Flowers do best when they are in a cool place with ample sunlight, so try to find a room in your home that fits the best.  Do your best to keep them away from drafts, heating ducts, and television sets, as all of these can adversely affect the health of the flower.  In addition, keeping them away from fruit is also in your favor, and ripening and decaying fruit produces ethylene gas, which causes aging in flowers. A quick trick you can use to lengthen the life of your flowers is to put them in the refrigerator overnight.  Despite this sounding like an outlandish idea, it is a really good practice, as the constant cold temperature of the refrigerator slows down the aging process, especially water loss. Finally, it is important that whenever you water your flower, that you are using warm water.  Do not use extremely hot or cold water as this can damage the stem, and thus restrict the amount of water the flower is getting.  Make sure to water your flower regularly, and to use those "flower-food" packets.  Those packets contain a preservative that slows down the decaying process, making your flower stay fresh longer. When it comes to keeping your blooms looking fresh, there is no sure-fire solution; only a bunch of little things that you can do to really help them out.  Follow our advice, and we guarantee you that you'll get a few extra days out of whatever bloom you choose to buy. For more tips and tricks about flowers, be sure to check back to our blog every Wednesday!

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