Five Tips to Help Your Valentine’s Day Flowers Look Their
Best and Last Longer
Posted February 11, 2016
putting your flowers in the vase, remove any leaves on the lower portion of the
stem. Any foliage that is underwater in the vase will get diseased.
placing in a vase, make a fresh cut one-inch up the base of the stem. This will
expose new tissue that can soak up water and keep the flowers fresh. Placing
the stems underwater when making the cut will avoid getting an air bubble in
the flower stem.
you receive a packet of flower preservative with your flowers, use
it. This preservative provides nutrients, kills bacteria, and
balances the acidity of the water for good floral color.
the stems every couple of days and remember to change the water in the vase
flowers will last longer if you place them in a cool location, away from direct
sunlight and warm drafts.
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