Caring for Your Fresh Cut Flower Bouquet

You’ve just purchased beautiful fresh flowers, or maybe you’ve been given some by a friend. You want to hold on to that beauty for as long as you possibly can, right? There are a couple steps you can take to help them last just a little longer.

  • 1) If you brought them home in a vase with water, no need to do anything but feast your eyes on them for a day or two, then follow steps 3 & 4.
  • 2) If they are out of water, in a hand-held bouquet, you’ll want to get them into water as soon as possible, but first….
  • 3) Make a fresh cut with a sharp scissors across the ends of all the stems.
Cut straight across all stems right above the shortest one (where the arrow is pointing), so that each stem has a fresh cut.
  • 4) If you brought home a packet of flower preservative with your flowers, go ahead and mix that with fresh water according to the packet’s instructions.
  • 5) Place the bouquet in the vase of your choice and arrange as desired.
  • 6) On day two or three repeat the cutting process from step 3 and add more flower preservative if you didn’t use all of it the first time.
To keep the flowers in their arranged form, grasp the stems right under the lowest bloom and hold together firmly as you cut the stems. Keep the same hold on them until you place them back in the vase.
  • 7) If a bloom or two begins to look droopy and sad, remove it and keep enjoying the rest of your bouquet until it’s time to say goodbye.
  • 8) Then it’s time to get more flowers!

Published by applemintflowers

Flower farmer, wife to a full time farmer, mother of five, daughter of God, lover of beauty.

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