Friday, August 14, 2009

How To Extend Life To Your Flowers

How Do you get more life out of your flowers?

-Keep your vase filled with water containing flower food. Flower foods make flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.

-If you don't have flower food, add a crushed asprin to your water and that should give you a extra few days to the life of your flowers.

-If the flower food solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely with properly mixed flower food solution. If possible, re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Be sure to use a sharp knife or clippers that will not crush the stems. Immediately place the stems into solution.

-Keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Gahrenheit), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate.) Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.