Caring for Your Fresh Cut Flower Bouquet: Expert Tips for Long-Lasting Beauty

Congratulations on your beautiful bouquet of mixed flowers from Millbank Flower Farm! To ensure your flowers stay vibrant and fresh for as long as possible, we recommend following these expert care tips.

Clean Vase and Fresh Water:

  • Start by selecting a clean vase and filling it with fresh, lukewarm water. It’s essential to remove any dirt or bacteria that could harm the flowers.

Trim the Stems:

  • Using clean, sharp scissors or a floral knife, trim approximately one inch off the bottom of each stem at a diagonal angle. This step helps the flowers absorb water and nutrients more effectively.

Remove Foliage:

  • Remove any foliage or leaves that would be submerged in the water. This prevents the build-up of bacteria and keeps the water cleaner for longer.

Natural Household Items:

  • If you don’t have floral food, don’t worry! You can utilize several natural household items to enhance the vase water:
    • Apple Cider Vinegar: Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a quart of water.
    • Lemon Juice: Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the vase water.
    • Sugar: Dissolve two tablespoons of sugar in a quart of water.
    • Aspirin: Crush one aspirin tablet and add it to the vase water.

Change the Water:

  • Every two to three days.

Display Location:

  • Place your bouquet in a cool area away from direct sunlight, heat sources, and drafts. Excessive heat can cause flowers to wilt faster, while cold drafts can damage them.

Gentle Handling:

  • Handle your flowers with care and avoid touching or crushing delicate petals. Rough handling can cause bruising and shorten their lifespan.

By following these expert tips, using natural household items, and giving your bouquet a little extra love, you’ll be able to enjoy your fresh cut flower bouquet from Millbank Flower Farm for longer. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to contact us at Millbank Flower Farm. We’re here to help you make the most of your floral experience.

Happy flower care and enjoy your beautiful bouquet!

 

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