Mother’s Day and Easter are two of the busiest times of year for the sending of flowers. Flowers are an excellent way of telling your mum how much you love her on Mother’s Day and Easter is a time of life, growth and colour so flowers are very appropriate. Sending flowers does not just make the sender feel good; it also makes the recipient feel really special.
Gone are the days when you actually had to go to a local florist to order flowers; now you can browse bouquets online at florists such as Flowers for Everyone, then purchase the bouquet you want to send, as soon as you have made your decision. The one sad thing about flowers is that they do not last forever. We are going to take a look at how you should care for a Mother’s Day or Easter bouquet of flowers if you want it to last for as long as possible
Steps to follow to look after your flowers
Looking after a bouquet of flowers is not difficult. It only takes a little time, and a tiny bit of effort, to keep your flowers looking great for as long as possible. Here are some tips on how to make this happen.
- Use the contents of the life extender sachet you got with the flowers by emptying the contents into the water. Sugar and aspirin also work just as well.
- Keep the water level in the vase high by filling it with fresh water each day.
- Consider using commercial flower food which can help prevent a build-up of bacteria, as well as nourishing the flowers.
- Cut the bottom of the stems off at an angle but do not crush the stems.
- Remove leaves from the bottom of the stem so that there are no leaves in the water in the vase.
- Change the water in the vase every other day and make sure you use fresh flower food when you do.
- When you change the water in the vase make sure it is washed thoroughly to ensure you have disposed of any bacteria present.
- Keep your bouquet of flowers in a cool area of your home, away from direct sunlight.
- Always keep flowers away from drafts in your home.
- Do not place flowers close to fruit that is ripening as they can be adversely affected by the ethylene gas that the fruit releases.
In addition to these tips for taking care of your Easter of Mother’s Day bouquet, there are some tips that apply to certain types of flowers. For instance, daffodils should never be placed in a vase with other flowers as they release a substance that can kill other blooms. It’s always worth checking information for the individual flowers in your bouquet so that you can ensure you take the best care of them. That way you should be able to enjoy the beauty of your bouquet for longer.