Flower Care Tips
Part One Basics:
Ensure your flowers always have fresh, clean water.
Avoid direct sunlight and heating or cooling vents.
Remove any foliage under the water line.
Recut if possible to unclog the stems so the flowers can drink more efficiently.
Hydrangea are sensitive to being without water and therefore are prone to wilting. If your hydrangeas have wilted try these steps:
Start by giving them a sharp, angled cut on the bottom, cutting off about an inch of the stem. You can also cut up the center of the stem, so the stem is split in two for about an inch from the bottom. Then, submerge the whole stem in cold water for 1-2 hours. Hydrangea are a great example of a flower that takes up water through its petals.
Callas and other soft stemmed flowers prefer lower water lines if possible. Only fill your vase with a couple inches of water if you’re using solely calla lilies. This will help prevent the stems from getting too soft and mushy. Just remember, with so little water you need to add to the vase daily.
Soft-stemmed flowers like calla lilies prefer lower water lines if possible. Only fill your vase with a couple inches of water if you’re using solely calla lilies. This will help prevent the stems from getting too soft and mushy. Just remember, with so little water you need to add to the vase daily.
Ex. Tulips, Iris, Daffodils, Freesia, Hyacinth, Lily of the Valley
Delicate blooms like many common spring flowers will respond well to daily misting. Use a bottle with a fine spray setting filled with clean water and gently mist the blooms. This can especially be helpful if your home environment is particularly dry.
A funny trait of tulips and hyacinth is that they will continue to grow after being cut! Don’t be surprised if you suddenly notice your flowers hanging half way out of the vase, this is normal. Just give them a trim back to an appropriate height.
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