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How to Make Fresh Flowers Look Their Best

How to Make Fresh Flowers Look Their Best

Want to keep your blooms lasting longer? Follow a few of these simple cut flower care ideas and you will keep your blooms vibrant and long lasting.

Keep the bacteria in the water low

Be sure to use a clean the vase, fill it with room-temperature water mixed with a G.G. Floral Life extender packet, which is included with your flowers.  The Floral life extender is basically sugar that helps keep the bacteria count in the water low.

Re-cut the stems

Re-cut the stems, every few days.  Remove ¾” from the bottom of the stem, cutting the stems on an angle is the best for the flowers to continue to take up water. Be sure to use a sharp knife or floral snips/scissors to prevent squishing the stems.  Also, remove any blooms or foliage that end up below the waterline in the vase.

Tip: want to keep the flower arrangement looking like the pros, tie a piece of twine or wire around the top of the stems before you remove them to re-cut, this will keep all the blooms in their place.

Check your flowers daily

Last but not least – check your flowers daily, see if they need a top up on water.  If you need to completely replace the water make sure to clean the vase thoroughly, add room temperature water and a new G.G. Floral life extender.

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