Flowers are pleasant to mankind, they symbolize love and compassion, this is why they are economical, thus, serving as a source of income for some people. Maintenance is key, everything and anything needs care. If you are buying bouquet of flowers, you should know how to take care of them to effect their efficacy.
The most fascinating things about flower is their natural scent that brings one back to life after stress or boredom. The sensation of this scent is something crucial to humans, ask those who loves flowers.
Most people do ask these questions before purchasing a bouquet of flower, they are :
- How do I take care for them?
- How long will they last?
Yes! These are good questions, but the answer to these questions is not far fetched, it is simple and easy. The answer is just management and nothing more. How you manage your bouquet is a function of the efficacy of the flowers. Most bouquets last between 3-7 days, depending on the types of flowers used and the type of care they are subjected to. Here are some tips that can increase the span of a bouquet and increases its efficacy:
- For mixed bouquet and roses
These are normally presented as gift to show love, care must be taken in handling these flowers to maintain and keep their fragrance for a very long time. Be careful when removing the wrapping. This serves as a reservoir for water to keep your bouquet fresh during delivery. Detach and dispose the leaves that will be below the water line with a sharp knife. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth making the flower unhealthy, place the flowers in the vase solution you have prepared. Adhere strictly to the instructions on the package. Cut the stems at an angle about 3cm from the end.
Keep in deep water and stand in a cool, shady place for an hour or more. Fill a clean, deep vase with water and add the flower food procured from your florist. However, If you cannot get your flowers in a flower food solution right away, no qualms, just keep them in a cool place.
Ensure the flowers are away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators because these devices make flower dehydrate. Add water and the flower food regularly. If the flower food solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, re-cut stems by removing 1 or 2 cm with a sharp knife.
A times the rose starts to droop at the head, what you will do is simple, just re-cut the stem, wrap the head in paper to support it upright. Cut the stem again and place in deep cold water for two hours.
Hand tied bouquet
The flowers are arranged in skillful manner, giving the bouquet a stunning appearance. This type is very easy to handle as you can place the flowers directly into your favorite vase. The bouquet is normally delivered in flower wrap with a bubble of water to ensure the flowers are as fresh as possible. Carefully release the water from the bouquet by cutting a hole in the wrapper. Remove the wrapping but do not untie your flowers.
Follow care instructions as for mixed bouquets.
The flowers are arranged in floral forms to give them an appreciable appearance, which is usually done in a tray or basket. Carefully add water to the container every day. If you do all these, your flowers is surely going to be refreshed and last longer than expected.