A bouquet adds colour and life to a home or office, and is often accompanied by a fond memory. How do you take care of your bouquet to make sure it can last as long as possible? Contrary to popular belief, cut flowers need just as much love as plants. For a bouquet to stay bright and happy for more than a couple of days, some care steps are required. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you keep your flowers fresh and healthy!
- If you want to keep the bouquet in its original arrangement, don’t untie it.
- Every two days, cut the stems 1/2 to 1 inch, and change the water.
- Don’t leave your bouquet in direct sunlight, since they could overheat due to the greenhouse effect caused by the windows.
- Take out the wilted flowers over time. Some varieties of flowers live longer than others, and will stay beautiful if they are not contaminated by the wilted ones.
Here you go! Thanks to these instructions, your bouquet could last up to 2 or 3 weeks!
If you want to keep your bouquet even longer, we also have an article on the art of drying flowers. It is a very trendy practice nowadays can give a second life to your bouquets. A dried flowers bouquet can also be a wonderful present for a loved one, especially if it’s attached to a dear memory.