How To Keep Your Seasonal Flowers Fresh

There’s nothing better than season flowers sitting pretty on a tabletop to really put a smile on your face. Big beautiful blooms greeting you each morning is a wonderful way to start the day, after all.

So, of course, you’ll want to keep your floral bouquets looking as fresh as possible for as long as possible - and the good news is that there’s a lot you can do to stop them from wilting before their time is up.

When your flowers arrive, make sure that you cut them at an angle with a sharp pair of scissors so that the cut is clean and you don’t crush the stems, helping the flowers to drink. Cutting at an angle is important because it means there’s a bigger opening at the base of the stem, so you’re boosting water uptake.

It also matters where you put your vase. Avoid putting your flowers near radiators or in direct sunlight, as they’ll dry out, so find somewhere nice and cool for them to live.

Refresh the water every three days or so and keep an eye on it so you can see if it goes cloudy. As soon as you spot less than satisfactory water conditions, pour it out and give your flowers a refill. You can help keep the water clean by making sure there’s no foliage in the vase, as this will help bacteria to breed.

The amount of water you need will depend on the flowers you have. Roses, for example, have woody stems so will need more water than something like tulips.

Want to arrange seasonal flower delivery? Get in touch with Pollen & Posy today.