How to trim flowers so they live longer in a vase
How to take care of flowers in a vase
by making sure your flowers are trimmed correctly
When you think of beautiful flowers you don’t necessarily consider cutting and trimming flowers but it’s actually a vital step to keep cut flowers looking their best and showing off their beautiful blooms for as long as possible.
So, what’s the best way to trim your flowers? Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up.
When trimming the bottom of the stems, be sure to make the cut at an angle. This will create a larger surface area for the flower to absorb the water it needs. Without proper trimming, the stems can get blocked and the flowers won’t be able to drink up the water they need to stay fresh and beautiful for longer.
You can use scissors or sheers, it does not matter as long as they are sharp and clean.
Additionally, as you move up the stem, be sure to remove any leaves that fall below the water line. This will help keep your water cleaner for longer, and keep your flowers looking fresh.
Why do the leaves matter? Leaves can transfer bacteria to the water. That bacteria will attack the flowers and shorten how long they live. So just pluck those lower leaves just to be safe.
How To Take Care Of Flowers In A Vase
Now let’s talk about the top of your cut flowers. Wait, you say, you bought flowers for the blooms and now you want me to cut them? Well, yeah, but only to save their life!
When a flower starts to fade it will emit a gas that can kill the other flowers around it. If you see a bloom fading, it’s important to cut that bloom to preserve the rest of the bouquet.
This process is called deadheading your flowers. Deadheading is the process of removing fading or wilting blooms. Not only will this improve the overall look of your bouquet, but it will also help prevent the spread of disease from one flower to another. Follow our blog post here that goes into the process and reasons in more detail here.
So there you have it – the best ways how to trim your flowers for maximum lasting power.
With a just a little trimming maintenance, you can easily extend your cut flowers and make your flower budget go farther than ever before. And best of all, it only takes a few seconds to trim up a bouquet and that little bit of maintenance can extend your flowers from days into weeks.
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