Carefully unpack your flowers and follow the below tips to get the most out of them:
CUT STEMS AT AN ANGLE USING A SHARP KNIFE
· Cut ¾ to 1 inch off of the stems at an angle with a sharp pair of scissors to increase surface area and allow the flowers to absorb more water.
CLEANING THE BASE
· Place the flowers in clean containers filled with fresh water to a high level and stir in the ﬂower food to promote long-lasting flowers.
· You can extend the life of your flowers by using flower hydrating products such as chrysal to further nourish the flowers, keep bacteria at bay and encourage buds to open. Just be sure to follow the directions on the package correctly.
· Keep the corrugated wrapper that protects the heads of the flowers in place until flowers are fully hydrated and ready for use.
· Remove any foliage that falls below the waterline when refreshing your arrangement.
· Recut the stems to give your roses the longest vase life.
· Always keep the flowers in a cool, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
· Blooms can open quickly if placed in a warmer spot temporarily.
· Once arranged, most flowers prefer temperatures between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees Celsius).
· Avoid placing fresh flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can age them prematurely.
You may be able to revive wilting or severely dehydrated roses by trimming off about an inch from the bottom of its stem and submerging the entire rose under water. Allow the stems to absorb water for 20-60 minutes before returning them to the vase.