Myglobalflowers offer you a variety of fresh, exotic, unusual and even capricious flowers. We prepared some simple strategies to have you enjoy your freshly cut bouquet for days longer than you might think.
Gerbera: As soon as you receive your bouquet of gerberas, place them in a clean vase with some warm water. Using a very sharp pair of scissors, a knife, cut the ends of the stems under water to reduce the risk of air entering the stems. Remove any leaves that might end up below the water surface. Put the flowers out of any direct sunlight, wind and away from air conditioners, heaters and fireplaces. Change the water at least every 3 days or more often if you notice that it gets muddy.
Alstroemeria: Start by placing your alstroemerias into a clean vase with room temperature water. Cut the stem at an angle to allow for greater water absorption. Remove any lower leaves. Keep the bouquet away from any direct sunlight, wind, extremely cold temperatures, and heat. Change the water regularly and If you notice any of your flowers start to wilt, remove it immediately.
Lisianthus: Buy Lisianthus stems that have 1 – 3 blooms open. Do not buy Lisianthus which have leaf yellowing! Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors. Place the stems into the bucket of fresh, cool water. the Fill the buckets with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat. Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh.
Sunflowers: If you want a bouquet of fresh sunflowers, pick them in the early morning. Try to cut their stems at an angle. Sunflowers need to be kept in water as much as possible to prevent them from wilting. Change the water every day.
Roses: Use cold hard water for your roses, not soft water in the vase. Cut the stems with a sharp knife or pruners on a sharp angle and never with scissors. Remove leaves from the stems. Keep the flowers away from heat sources, fruit and direct sunlight. Adding an aspirin tablet to the water is also said to help control the bacteria levels. Keep roses in a cool spot in the house. Change water every day.
Lilies: Fill your sink or a bucket with lukewarm water. Cut the stems of lilies and strip the leaves. Remove leaves and flowers as they fade. Change the water every two days. Add some fresh lemon juice into the clean water to keep your bouquet fresh.
Daisies: Set a new cut bouquet in the warm water one at a time. Hold the end of the stem of each flower under water and cut 1 inch from the tip at a 45-degree angle. Let the flowers sit in the water for at least 20 minutes. Fill a vase three-quarters full with a mixture of three parts water and one part regular lemon-lime soda. Place flower arrangements in a cool place to keep flowers fresh longer.
Tulips: After receiving a bouquet of tulips, recut their stems and remove all leaves that will be under the water. Fill your vase with clean cold water. Snip the stems every 3 days to help them continue to keep fresh.
Orchids: Fill the clean flower vase with warm water and 1 tsp. of sugar. Cut the orchid stem on a diagonal with pruning shears or a sharp knife. Don't use scissors. Replenish the water level once it goes down.
Iris: Fill a vase with cold water to ready it for your freshly cut irises. Use a home remedy to put into the water, such as an aspirin or a cent. Each flower of a bearded iris lasts about only three days.