Fresh Flowers! Do you just love fresh flowers?
Valentines Day I woke up to a beautiful bouquet of flowers! It made me so happy because I just love flowers! My husbands little surprise for me! He said he felt bad because this was the last bouquet the store had and he didn’t think they were that nice, but thought I could do something with them, Lol! I said, they look perfect to me! I was just so happy to have a gift of flowers!
You know what, my flowers are still beautiful almost 4 weeks later! I thought I would share with you what I do to keep my flowers looking fresh for weeks!
I can usually get 4 to 5 weeks from a bouquet of flowers.
I decided on a short vase for my flowers. When cutting the stems I eye it according to the the size of the vase. I cut a little off the bottom of the stems as well, cutting on an angle. This helps the water to absorb into the stem of the flowers much better.
If I cut the stems shorter or leave the stems longer, I still cut the bottom of stem at an angle. It’s amazing how this helps the flowers. I also remove any leaves that have some browning.
I fill my vase only a quarter of the way with cool water, not to cold or to hot. I use the little packet that comes with the flowers. The packet has great vitamins for the flowers. I use the whole packet, stir it around a little and then go about arraigning the flowers.
During the week I check to make sure there is water in the vase if not I add a little water. Do check to make sure all the water is not gone or your flowers won’t last the week.
Lightly clean the stems of any brown leaves. Your flowers should still look good. I add cool water to a quarter of the vase and a half of an 81 mg baby aspirin. I do check mid week making sure there’s water, if not add some cool water.
Do the same as week two, you may need to trim the edges of the flowers ever so slightly with some scissors, and take a smidge off the stems. This takes five minutes to do a little touch up.
You’ll do the same as in week two, and three. I don’t trim the bottom of the stems on week four. Also remember to check mid- week if you need to add some water.
The flowers could be stretched to week five, but usually by then I’m ready for a new bouquet of flowers.
Once a month I buy a bouquet of flowers from my local grocery store for ten dollars, the bouquet is so worth it!
A fresh bouquet of flowers in my kitchen just brightens my day!
I hope this helps with keeping your flowers fresh so you can enjoy them a little longer as well!