Tips on how to take care of your Mother's Day flowers
Posted on 26 March 2017
Happy Mother's Day! You have received a beautiful Hand-Tied bouquet from your darling children, and here's what to do to make your flowers last as long as possible:
Cut the stems diagonally
A simple, yet powerful tip to ensure your flowers last the longest they can. By cutting on a diagonal with a sharp and sterile pair of scissors (or stem-cutter) means the stem has a greater surface area to absorb water. Cut flowers get thirsty, so getting them hydrated as quickly as possible is important. Make sure you cut each stem to the same height as the next.
Flower food may look like water in a packet. In fact, flower food tends to contain three things: a type of sugar, a type of acid, and bleach. The sugar is for nutrients, acid levels the Ph levels of the water, and bleach keeps the fungi and bacteria to a minimum.
Keep out of direct sunlight
The faster the flowers open, the shorter life span they will have. So unless you are willing them to bloom quickly, keep them away from direct sunlight or heat sources such as radiators, fire places and stoves.
Keep the water clean
Change the water often, particularly if you notice the water is becoming yellowy or cloudy, as this hints at bacterial growth. Adding a bit more flower food beyond day one will help keep the water clean too.
Remove wilting flowers
Be sure to take wilting or dying flowers and foliage from the bouquet to leave room for the rest of the flowers to continue to bloom.
Now, put your feet up and be sure to enjoy your beautiful bouquet with your Mother's Day greeting card standing beside it.
Didn't send a bouquet? Send a Forgive Me bouquet today! (They're the same as Mother's Day flowers, but a couple of days late.) Find our Hand-Tied range here.