How to Make Fresh Flowers Look Their Best
Want to keep your blooms lasting longer? Follow a few of these simple cut flower care ideas and you will keep your blooms vibrant and long lasting.
Keep the bacteria in the water low
Be sure to use a clean the vase, fill it with room-temperature water mixed with a G.G. Floral Life extender packet, which is included with your flowers. The Floral life extender is basically sugar that helps keep the bacteria count in the water low.
Re-cut the stems
Re-cut the stems, every few days. Remove ¾” from the bottom of the stem, cutting the stems on an angle is the best for the flowers to continue to take up water. Be sure to use a sharp knife or floral snips/scissors to prevent squishing the stems. Also, remove any blooms or foliage that end up below the waterline in the vase.
Tip: want to keep the flower arrangement looking like the pros, tie a piece of twine or wire around the top of the stems before you remove them to re-cut, this will keep all the blooms in their place.
Check your flowers daily
Last but not least – check your flowers daily, see if they need a top up on water. If you need to completely replace the water make sure to clean the vase thoroughly, add room temperature water and a new G.G. Floral life extender.