Valentine’s Day is over, but flowers can evoke memories long after special dinners and dates are over.
So what if you want your bouquet to last?
Experts say you can take steps to prevent wilting or keep the petals even longer. Here are some tips.
How to save flowers?
The path to preserving freshly cut flowers can begin longer when you first get them, according to the websites of several flower companies.
Experts say it is best to find a clean vase and put it in a place where there is not too much sunlight or extreme temperatures. Then it was time to fill the vase with water and a package of plant food that came with the delivery.
“Temperature bath water works best for your vasesince cold water is drunk by flowers more slowly, as opposed to warm water, which is easier and easier to absorb by flowers, ”1800flowers.com writes in a blog post.
If you want to continue to enjoy the gift, you should change the water at least every two days prune the stems often. ProFlowers recommends that people prune stems at an angle to “for better water intake because they don’t sit on the bottom of the vase”.
You can also cut off all the lower leaves that come in contact with water save your flowers helping to keep bacteria away. Other tips include adding water spray to household products such as vodka or soda to make the flowers look fresh longer, according to Teleflora and other websites.
How do you store flowers?
If you want to do more than just keep your bouquet fresh, you can take other steps to keep it for days to come.
One option is to let the flowers dry – But be careful, because they will break, experts say.
“Hang them upside down in a dry, moderate place, such as a closet in the hallway,” brides.com wrote in an article updated on February 4. “Let all the flowers air dry for at least a week or longer if it’s cool. ”
Another way to hold back flowers to pinch them. To begin the process, it is recommended to place the flowers face down on parchment paper and put another sheet of paper on the other side. The next step is to leave them between the pages of a heavy book for up to a month, according to the HGTV website.
Other techniques may require a trip to the craft store and viewing some textbooks. This is because you can also pour epoxy resin on your flowers or place them in a microwave with silica gel, experts say.