I am a sucker for well priced flowers. If you lose me at Trader Joes or Costco, look for me in the flower isle before looking anywhere else. Aaron can attest to this.
I love having fresh flowers around the house and I think it makes our place look at little more put together (/overcompensates for the wine glass I forgot to put away after falling asleep to Real Housewives re-runs). You know what I don't love? Buying a fresh bouquet only to have them wilt three days later. Flowers are definitely an indulgence so I want to get the most bang for my buck. Though much trial and error, I've worked out a pretty good system to keeping fresh flowers lasting longer.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR FLOWERS LASTING LONGER
- TIP # 1: Trim the stems with at an angle and under water with a sharp scissors. I use this pair and only on flowers so to keep them clean and sharp.
- TIP # 2: Remove all leaves and greenery. The leaves breed bacteria in the water which eventually promote mold near the stems leading your flowers to wilt faster.
- TIP # 3: Change our the water every day and trim the ends (at an angle and under water) every other day. This keeps the stems open and absorbing fresh clean water.
- TIP # 4: Make you own plant food. I use a mix of sugar and lemon juice and add it to luke warm water. You can also add a little bleach to kill bacteria if its starting to build up after a few days.
- TIP # 5: Don't leave in direct sunlight. You want the flowers to be stored in a cool space with some exposure to sunlight but not directly on a windowsill.
Do you have any tips to add? Share 'em with me in the comments or on social media! I'd love to hear what you do too!
This was after one week! ^^^