Following these instructions will tell you how to keep flowers in a vase, ensuring their freshness for as long as possible.
In spring, flowers are especially popular, so we offer you some tips that will allow you to make the right choice and keep flowers fresh for as long as possible. Flowers affected by the cold can be easily recognized by the black spots on the leaves. In turn, old flowers that have been standing for a long time are visible due to dried leaves or tips.
Signs of freshness may vary for different flowers. For example, you should not buy gerberas if the core of the flower is damaged, and the stem is covered with mucus.
Also, make sure that the flower does not fully bloom. Otherwise, it will not stay in your vase for long. True, this does not apply to tulips that open every morning. With daffodils, you need to pay attention to the fact that the bud is not dry. It is better to buy gladiolus, lilies and freesias if two flowers have already bloomed on them. The cut place on the stem should be light.
What kind of flowers to give?
Of course, the choice of flowers is a matter of taste. But it is better to choose flowers that correspond to the season. For example, spring plants, both cut and potted, are particularly relevant now. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, primroses and other spring flowers will please you no less than classic red roses.
How to keep flowers fresh
Removing the lower leaves will help the flower stay fresh longer. Leaves that are in water for a long time tend to rot. You should remove them to avoid this process.
Change the water daily. Clean the vase of debris before filling it with clean water. As a result, you will significantly reduce the likelihood of bacteria. Watch the stems of the plants. It is important to make sure that the liquid in the container completely covers the stems of the plants. To ensure better oxygen access, the tips of the plants should be cut. This should be done at an acute angle, before immersing the flowers in the vase.
Avoid contact of flowers with environmental influences. Do not expose flower buds to sunlight. In addition, do not leave the vase with flowers directly next to objects that generate heat.
If the flowers were stored in a cool place wrapped in paper, after bringing them home, you should leave them wrapped for a while. Let them warm up to room temperature.
It is necessary to cut the stems immediately (preferably under running water). It is better to crush wooden stems (for example, chrysanthemum or lilac) with a heavy object at a height of two centimeters from the cut. In asters, azaleas, narcissus and gladiolus, it is better to scratch the stem with a needle. As a result, the plant will absorb moisture better.
All flowers prefer warm water. When flowers come into contact with cold water, something like pneumonia occurs in plants. Note that the vase should be washed thoroughly. Water should be changed every day. At the same time, plants with a soft stem (for example, gerberas) should be placed in water only a couple of centimeters. You can add a special fertilizer sold in small packages to the water. However, folk methods with the addition of aspirin, sugar, citric acid or vodka are also suitable.
If the flowers have started to deteriorate, it is necessary to cut the stems again and change the water. They should also be treated with water or wrapped in wet paper. But in no case should you spray white or velvety flowers. If a rose has faded, it can be lowered into a bath of water for several hours, but so that the flower itself does not get wet.
Following these instructions will tell you how to keep flowers in a vase, ensuring their freshness for as long as possible