For us, at The Bali Florist, being a florist is more than just arranging pretty flowers - it's about creating joy and happiness for our clients and their loved ones. That's why on this occasion we'd love to share five great tips to make your cut flowers last longer.
Sharing Our Love for Flowers Along With Great Tips to Make Them Flourish
Nothing beats the pleasure of watching someone's face light up when they get a lovely bouquet. But, as much as we adore our floral masterpieces, it may be unnerving to send them out into the world and not know how they're doing. Do they long for us? Are they still looking great?
Our customers frequently ask us how to keep their flowers looking fresh and colorful for as long as possible. And, let's face it, it's not always simple, especially in Bali with its tropical temperature and unpredictable weather.
That's why we include a small care card with every bouquet we send out. We want to ensure that our floral buddies are taken care of long after they leave our shop. So, if you've ever stared at a bunch of flowers and wondered how to keep them alive and kicking, we've got you covered with our Bali Florist tips and tricks. Check out our best recommendations for extending the life of your cut flowers. Your flowers will appreciate it (even if they can't express themselves).
5 Florist Tips to Keep Your Cut Flowers Alive for a Longer Time
We've gathered five tips from incredible florists that have worked with us in order to ensure your flowers last longer. Take note of these amazing tips:
1. Cool and Collected: Ideal Temperatures for Floral Bliss
First and foremost, remember that your flowers, like your pals, dislike the heat! As a result, avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or placing them near a heat source. Instead, find a cool, shady location for them to relax and simply bloom. Your flowers will be grateful and thank you with a longer presence n your life when you treat them well.
2. Cleanliness Is Next to Flowerliness: The Importance of a Tidy, Comfy Vase
Next, make sure your flowers have a clean and comfortable location to remain in. Choose a vase large enough to allow them to stretch out and breathe. Don't forget to change the water in the vase on a daily basis to maintain it clean and fresh. Speaking of water, your flowers require it just as much as you do your daily coffee or tea. So, keep the water level up and some plant food on hand to give them a boost. It's like a flower spa day!
3. Little Snip Goes a Long Way: The Art of Stem Trimming
Cutting the stems of your flowers daily is a key step in helping your bouquet last longer. When a flower is cut, the stem's natural defense mechanisms are activated, causing the stem to seal off its water supply. This process can shorten the life of your flowers.
You may prevent this sealing process from occurring by removing a small piece from the bottom of the stem each day, allowing your flowers to continue to absorb water and nutrients. To make the cut at a 45-degree angle, use a sharp, clean pair of scissors or pruning shears. This angle provides a wider surface area for the bloom to absorb water, potentially extending its life. Don't worry, it's not like trimming your flowers will offend them.
4. Trim the Dead Weight of Your Flowers
Your flowers are like party guests - you want them to look their best for as long as possible! But just like that one guest who won't stop coughing and spreading germs around, dead leaves and petals can promote the growth of bacteria and bring down the whole bunch. So show your flowers some love and remove any decaying bits, giving them a little grooming while you're at it by removing any leaves or foliage that will be submerged in the vase water. By keeping your stems trimmed and clean, you can help your flowers stay fresh and vibrant for longer.
5. Forever Blooming: The 'Simple' Art of Drying Flowers Organically
If you really want to get fancy, you can even try preserving your flowers by drying them out. Who knew flowers could have a second life as decoration? You can check our earlier blog article on how to dry your own flowers at home.