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5 Ways to Keep Flowers Fresh

Friday, February 17, 2017



I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day.  I see most of you received beautiful flower arrangements which were all absolutely gorgeous.  Now that Valentine's Day is over now what?  Freshen up your blooms and don't be afraid to remodel those babies.  I recently revamped my blooms and put them into a variety of mason jars and vases of all sizes to put around the house.  Spreading the love and color throughout the house.  













How to Revamp Floral Arrangements

Materials:


- Mason Jars


- Vases (all different sizes)


- Scissors


Instructions:


1.  Remove flowers from vase 

2.  Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle
3.  Remove any dead foliage 
4.  Add water to jars and vases (see below for add-ins)
5.  Arrange blooms in each of the vases

Tips & Tricks to Keep Blooms Looking Fabulous


Here are a few tips to keep your blooms longer and looking fresh.  We have to keep in mind that the flowers are living and need a little extra care to keep them looking gorgeous & last.


Cut and soak

First, cut the stem at a 45-degree angle and then up the center for added hydration.  Try placing the stems in warm water briefly then into cold water.  This helps the stems drink more water.



Preventing Bacteria

Change the water daily to prevent bacteria including the vase.

Remove Foliage

Remove any foliage that will be below the waterline.  You may want to keep a few of those rose petals to make lip scrubs, bath bombs, rose water, gummy bears, sorbet and so much more here.



A Few Extras to Add-In

Flowers need glucose so you can add a drop of vodka or splash of 7-up soda.  Clear sodas work the best to keep the color of the water clear as well.   You could also mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 2 tablespoons of sugar into the water before adding in the flowers to the vase.  Crushed aspirin is a tried and true way to keep those roses and fresh flowers fresh longer by adding it to the water.

Where Should You Display Them

For cut flowers try not placing them close to a heat source, direct sunlight or near a draft.  This will help the longevity of the flowers.  You want whichever room you display them in to be cool.

What did you do for Valentine's Day?  




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19 comments :

  1. Flowers cost so much that it is nice to know how to keep them looking fresh longer. Wonderful tips.

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  2. Lots of great tips in this article! I always love having fresh flowers around the house, so it's nice when they do last a long time! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Oh wow I didn't know that trick of the 7-up or the vinegar and sugar. I will try that next time!

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  4. As it happens, I have flowers from Valentine's Day that need some TLC. Going to do this right now!

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  5. These are great tips! I love fresh flowers, but they don't usually last very long. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I never change the water enough. Going to try to with my Vday flowers!

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  7. These are such great tips and very helpful for people like me who can't keep flowers alive! Lol!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  8. Thanks for sharing! Always looking to keep my flowers as long as possible.

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  9. Interesting info. I read somewhere that the stems sgould be cut under water so the air would not get into the stems.
    I always shower gently the flowers in cold water, it refreshes them.

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  10. Great tips!

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  11. Great tips! This came at the perfect time since I have some fresh Valentines flowers in my house right now. Those pink jars are so cute!

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  12. Good tips! Im not one for cut flowers, but these seem like they'd work!

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  13. Great info! I know nothing about flowers, and just got a gorgeous bouquet. Now I know what to do with it!:)

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  14. These are such great tips & perfect timing since I got flowers for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the insight. :-)

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  15. Great tips! We have TONS of flowers that bloom in our yard in the spring and summer so I'm excited to have fresh flowers all the time!

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  16. Great tips! I've never heard of adding soda to the water before!

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  17. OH my gosh thank you for this! I desperately needed it. WE have some gorgeous flowers and I can never keep them alive

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  18. I had no idea that flowers liked vodka ;)

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  19. These are great tips, thanks for sharing!

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