When we think of flowers we visualize the different
occasions on which we can give flowers like birthday, wedding, anniversary
etc. Or we think of the different flower
that can adorn our homes and offices.
A flower arrangement gives a vibrant ambience to a place and attracts the peopleís attention. One can place a flower arrangement on the floor, on a piece of furniture, hanging near the door, hanging in the balcony, along the pillars and steps etc.
But how to make these beautiful flower arrangements last longer? Let the fragrance of these flowers linger in your world for a bit longer as we read along some simple tips for flower care. Caring for flowers is not something to be taken casually. But it is not very difficult also.
Here are some simple flower care tips and ideas to make your flower arrangements and flower gifts last longer and look fresh.
Select Long Lasting Flowers
There are two types of flowers to broadly speak of, one that withers away easily and the other that lasts longer. Caring for flowers that die fast is difficult and is not advisable for selecting for a flower arrangement. Some of these flowers include roses, tulips, iris, and daffodils. While on the other hand carnations, chrysanthemums, astermaria, last for a week to ten days and are perfect for different types of flower arrangements.
While selecting flowers keep the color, size and shape also in mind. Maintain a balance thinking how long will the flowers last and how many days you want the arrangement to remain.
Keeping the flowers away from the fireplace or kitchen last longer staves another way of taking care of flowers and making them. Avoid keeping the flower arrangements under direct sunlight. Also donít put them on a radiator cover or other appliances like ovens that give off heat.
One very important step in flower care is cutting the stem in the right manner.One should cut the stem in a slanting manner before placing it in a vase and watering it.This will help the stem to take in the water easily and keep the flowers fresh longer.
Change Water Regularly
One important thing in a flower arrangement is to keep changing the water regularly. This will help the stems get a fresh source of water and the flowers and leaves will stay fresh.
Add A Pinch Of Salt
Salt actually acts as a preservative. So add a pinch of salt to the water in the container and make your flowers last longer.