June 4, 2013
10 tips for cut flower fun
- Allow newly-bought flowers, still in their wrappings, to drink clean, fresh water for a while.
- Make sure the flowers are put into a clean vase.
- You will enjoy your flowers longer if you feed them cut-flower food. Make sure you give them the right amount.
- Before arranging the flowers in a vase, first cut off one inch from the bottom of each stem.
- Stems should never be broken off or flattened — not even woody stems. Scraping off the bark is also a fallacy.
- Leaves should never be covered by water. They will only make the water dirty and will shorten the lives of the flowers.
- Do not forget to top up the vase regularly with clean, fresh water.
- During the night, flowers will benefit from a lower thermostat setting.
- Flowers can not stand direct sunlight and drafts.
- Daffodils can be deadly to other flowers because they secrete a poison in the water. After trimming, leave daffodils on their own for a whole day. Do not cut them again when combining with other flowers.