You grab some fresh flowers while shopping....
You just had wrapped flowers delivered to you...
How do I make them last?
Here are some tip and tricks that we use at our flower shop, Bank of Memories & Flowers.
Tip Number One: Have fresh, room temperature water ready in a clean vase. Add a few drops of bleach to the water. This will slow the process of bacteria growing in the water.
Tip Number Two: Remove all foliage/leaves from the flower stem that will be under water. Having foliage/leaves under the water level will result in fast bacteria growth. Leaves will be come mushy within days.
Tip Number Four: After you have designed your flowers, do not place your flowers in a sunny area, draft, on top of a TV, near a heating vent or left in a car.
Tip Number Five: If you really want them to last (this means the difference between 5 days and 2 weeks)...replace the water (like Tip One) and re-cut the stems every other day.
Give this a try and tell me what you think. You will be amazed! Some of my customers have reported that their flowers have lasted 3 weeks or more.
*Note: Some flower variety last longer then others. Carnations, daises and altroemeria are naturally longer lasting compared to gerbera daises and dahlias.