Maximize the life of your flower bouquet

Receiving beautiful flowers is such a treat as they bring so much joy to your home.

However, without proper care, your flower bouquet can quickly wither and look poorly – often quicker than you would like to. So, what to do?

Luckily, there are a couple of steps that you can follow to make the most of your blooms – enjoying them for longer. Here are five of our favourite flower-friendly tips and tricks to ensure your flowers stay gorgeous for longer.

1. Start with a squeaky clean vase

Adding fresh flowers to a vase simply takes more than adding it to any nearby vase. In fact, you need to prepare your vase too to protect your beautiful flowers from bacteria! First up, you need to fill your vase with hot water and add a few drops of bleach. Then, follow this up by hand washing your vase with detergent and hot water.

2. Add flower food for extra care

 The last thing you want is to have your flowers spoiled by bacteria or, even worse, having unsightly build-up in your vase. This is where flower food comes in. It is filled with ingredients that help your flowers to absorb water and keep the water free from mold and bacteria. Adding this powerful flower aid will give your flowers a boost and ensure the water remains clear.

*Bonus Tip* Fill your vase with cold water before adding your flowers – this helps to reduce the temperature of the stems and will make them looking fresher for longer.

3. Trim 1-2 cm off the stems at a 45-degree angle

Trimming flower stems allow them to absorb water better and to look fresh for longer. It is worth the time and effort and you will love enjoying your flowers for longer!

*Bonus Tip* Ensure each flower’s stem is in the water when you add it to your vase – otherwise the stem might dry out.

4. Do not put your flowers in direct sunlight

As much as you enjoy seeing sunlight shining on your pretty bouquet, the direct sun rays can damage the flowers and do more harm than good. Rather place them in an airy room that has enough natural light. Try to avoid fruit bowls as well.

5. Create your own design

Start with middle length stems to create a strong frame, then add the tall, strong stems and finish with the weaker stems. Fill the gaps and alternate in colors to create a beautiful design – it is so easy to do!

Final Bonus Tip: Repeat 1-5 every 3 days!

For long-lasting flowers, we recommend changing your flowers’ water frequently and to repeat the care steps above. Putting in a little more effort will ensure your maximize the life of your flower bouquet!

If you loved our tips to make your flowers last for longer, keep an eye on our blog as we will be sharing even more cool ideas tailor-made for flower fans in Dubai!

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