Maintaining the Fresh Cut Flower Bouquets You Got As Gifts
Floral offerings with fresh cut flowers can convey a whole lot of things ranging from good luck to love and condolences. The beauty, scent and colors of flowers can convey so many messages, without you having to even utter a single word. A fresh cut flower, in full bloom can bring in so much joy and pleasure, to both the presenter and the receiver.
You should always take good care of the flowers that you buy. This will help you to preserve them for an extended duration of time. If you intend placing them in a flower vase, then you need to cut the ends of the stems before you place them in a vase filled with water. A fresh cut flower is known last much longer in lukewarm water, rather than in cold water. Yet another thing that you can do is to add lemonade into the vase. This will help in keeping the cut flowers fresher for that much longer period of time. Do also make it a point to replace the water in the vase every couple of days.
It is always preferable that you do not place the fresh cut flower vase near any direct source of heat such as ovens, radiators or strong lights. Try and keep them out of the reach of direct sunlight as it affects the life of the flowers. You should also not commit the mistake of keeping fruits and fresh cut flowers together. There are certain fruits, bananas for instance, that can cause flowers to wilt within no time.
Go for bright colored flowers to add that dash of color if your room is sparsely furnished. For adding a touch of class, go ahead and buy some orchids, which are available in the choicest of colors and shapes, and last really long without too much of care. Zinnias, Roses, Chrysanthemums, Tube roses are some of the other popular flowers that make for great flower arrangements.