How to take care of your bouquet
If you want to keep your bouquets longer, here are a few tips:
- Use a vase so clean you could drink from it.
- Before putting your flowers in water, be sure to cut the bottom of the stems at an angle, so that there is more surface for water absorption.
- Add this to the water for the flowers (for 1L of water):
1 teaspoon of sugar (to nourish the flowers),
2 teaspoons of lemon juice (to reduce the pH of the water)
and possibly 1 teaspoon of bleach (against bacteria). If you prefer not to use bleach, change the water regularly.
- Make sure your bouquet is out of direct sunlight.
- Do not put your bouquet near fruits, as they produce ethylene, a chemical that causes flowers to wilt more quickly.
Most flowers you find in stores are already one to two weeks old and they can still last a long time after buying them. This is because they are treated with chemicals.
In my flower farm I don’t use chemicals in the fields nor the water/vases. Natural cut flowers have a lifespan of 3 to 7 days, depending on the variety.