If you’re lucky enough to be gifted a gorgeous bunch of flowers, just remember your beautiful blooms come with responsibility. To keep them looking – in the words of Jacqui (the lovely lady behind the Mummy’s Little Monkey blog) – “primed and petalicious” you’re going to have to treat your flowers right.
If you’ve ever had the following questions (and more) running through your mind you need to check out Jacqui’s blog post on how to make your flower last – featuring answers from yours truly.
- What should you do as soon as you receive your bouquet?
- Does it really matter if you use the flower food?
- Do different flowers need different treatment?
- How can I keep my roses looking gorgeous?
What should you do as soon as you receive your bouquet?
First of all you’ll need to find yourself a vase – is it clean? You can read more here.
Does it really matter if you use the flower food?
Flower food has been scientifically developed to provide the right balance of nutrients and antibacterial agents for your vase of water; if you’ve got it I’d use it. However, if a sachet of flower food wasn’t included with your flowers don’t worry – just make sure your vase is really clean (see above).
Do different flowers need different treatment?
The short answer is yes. For more info check out my advice on Mummy’s Little Monkey blog.
How can you keep your roses looking gorgeous?
If you’re lucky enough to be given a bouquet of roses check and see whether the guard petals have been removed. These are the small, slightly crinkled petals that protect the rose bud as it develops, and might be a different colour to the rest of the petals on your rose. If you carefully pinch them off (between your thumb and forefinger) it’ll allow your rose to relax a little and fully open.
Jacqui was one of the original band of participants on #FlowerStart my 4-week online flower arranging class. If you’d like to follow in her footsteps and get your happy on with flowers you can sign up here – and check out my #FlowerStart FAQs blog post here.
Until next time, happy flowers!
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