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Do you struggle to keep your flower arrangement alive for more than a couple of days?
I’ll share some tips and tricks with you that will help extend the vase life of your cut flowers arrangements.
This will help keep bacteria from plugging up the flower stems that prevent them from getting water.
Cutting flowers when it’s cooler and they’ve had a chance to rehydrate will extend your flower’s vase life.
Always use sharp, clean garden pruners or shears to cut flower stems to avoid spreading bacteria. When harvesting, make 45-degree angle cuts above a node to promote new blooms.
All foliage below the waterline should be stripped off the stem so the flower will focus its energy on the main blooms & help prevent bacterial growth in the vessel.
Fill your bucket with flowers and bring them to a cool, dark space inside to start rehydrating for a few hours before you start arranging them in a vase.
Flower food, which helps extend a cut flower’s vase life, basically consists of citric acid, bleach, and sugar.
Rinse and clean the vase or flower container with warm water every 2-3 days to extend the life of your flowers. Trim stems at an angle again.
Select cool and Shady locations. Keep flowers away from fruits & vegetables.
These tips will help you extend the vase life of your cut flowers arrangements.
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