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Tips for Keeping Your Cut Flowers Fresh

 
We all love fresh cut flowers! Well, you do, don't you? I love talking about flowers, writing about flowers, educating folks about flowers - all things floral - yup that's me. This week, we were excited when one of our photos was used in a National Floral Blog written by Flower Shop Network. To see that blog follow this LINK and thanks to them, I'm sharing a tidbit of information on how best to care for your fresh cut flowers.


Tips for Extending The Life of Your Flowers

  • Avoid Extremes. Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out the flowers and cause wilting.
  • Avoid The Sun. Avoid placing flower arrangements in windowsills and other areas with full sun where flowers can wilt due to overheating.
  • Keep Cool. Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.
  • Keep it Filled. All flower and foliage stems should be submerged. Flowers stay fresher, longer when they can get a drink!
  • Remove Wilted Flowers. Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements.
  • Change Cloudy Water. Watch your water. When it gets cloudy it’s time to change it out.
Thanks again Flower Shop Network for the wonderful support you give our industry day in and day out, year after year! To see some of our floral designs visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com and we'd love for you to like our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/localflorist
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