Flowers remain fresh and retain their beauty when remain intact to their plants. If it is that you want to bring their beauty indoors within your homes than you need to provide them with some pampering in order to maintain their freshness for longer period of time. In this the main role is played by the water actually so you need to maintain the water levels and temperatures if you want to keep your flowers fresh.
- When you collect the cut flowers you need to take care that the flowers should not get damage. Better keep them in an open basket or roll them in a protective paper.
- You should always try to keep the time minimum that flowers have to bear out of the water so it will be great if you prepare your vase in advance before cutting or collecting your flowers. Take care that the vase should have to be rinsed completely and very well so that no bacteria from previous floral arrangement may harm your current flowers.
- When you put the water in the vase for the first time for your flowers it is preferred that it should be warm around 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit as recommended by various research institutes. This allows flowers to absorb the greater amount of water quickly. Let the water cool down to room temperature itself.
- Now cut the stem end a little so you may again allow your flowers to absorb water in a better way assuring that there are no air bubbles in the stem to stop the water flow to the flower head. You may also cut the stem keeping it under the water but that is not a very important step to undertake. If you can put the flower quickly in your vase without allowing air to block it again than it is perfectly fine.
- Remove any greenery or leaves that may fall below the water levels in your vase as they may inflate the formation of bacteria in water.
- You should use flower preservatives to keep your flowers fresh and healthy as they have the source that provides the energy to the flowers. There are misconceptions like adding aspirin or penny to the water would secure your flowers, this will not help at all.
- Do not keep your cut flowers under direct sunlight or near the breezes. Moreover change the water in your vase every second day to avoid any bacterial formation in water.