How do you care for flowers for the best result?
At Naho’s Floral Design, flower care is an essential part of our procedure. Do you know what the worst enemy of flowers is? Bacteria. To prevent its growth, use clean vases and containers. Professionals process each stem appropriately depending on what it needs. To make it simple, we are going to discuss general care here. We also use the exact amount of flower food to prevent bacteria growth and provide necessary nutrient for long lasting products. With proper care, cut flowers and foliage can last a long time.
Process flowers when you bring them home
Flowers you just brought home are very thirsty. Help them quickly so they will start drinking water again.
- Have a clean vessel and water with flower food mixed in.
- Remove foliage that will be under water level and clean the stem.
- Using a florist knife or scissors, cut 1-2″ of the stem and dip it in Quick Dip 100 or similar product. This will promote the water intake.
- Put the stem into the vessel that you have prepared.
- Repeat 1-4 until you have processed every stem.
- Give 24 hours before you arrange the flowers.
Where to keep the flowers
- Keep flowers away from extreme temperatures and the sun, which can dry them out quickly.
- Keep flowers from fruit that produce ethylene gas (the ripening hormone); e.g. apples, avocados, and pears.
Watch the flowers
Watch the flowers for a sign of wilting. If they are, cut the bottom of the stems and dip it in Quick Dip 100. The sooner you catch it, the better chance you have for them to come back.
Maintain the flowers every 2-3 days
- Wash the container in a solution of one part bleach and nine parts water. Rinse thoroughly.
- Put fresh water (room temperature preferred) in the vase. Using flower food will prevent bacteria growth and keep the flowers stay beautiful.
- Cut stems with a sharp florist knife or floral scissors at an angle about one inch from the bottom and remove leaves so there will be none under the water. Put them into fresh water right away to prevent air from going into the stems.
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