8 Simple Tips For Fresh Cut Summer Flowers

July 2, 2016

Do you cut your flowers from your garden to enjoy indoors? I hope so! To help you enjoy your flowers indoors as well, check out this list of 8 quick tips!

1. If using a clear vase, be sure to change the water daily to keep the water CLEAN.

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2. Keep floral arrangements simple, two at the most. One for color, one for filler.

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3. Pull off most of the leaves like the florists do. Pulling off the leaves helps to give your arrangement a polished and professional look.

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4. Keep in mind that most flowers take 2-3 days to open up,  so it’s OK to pick the closed buds when purchasing flowers. This is also a helpful tip if you are buying flowers for a special event and want them to be fully opened for that day.

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5. If you change the water often, your fresh cut flowers will last from 3-10 days.

6. Try to avoid placing your flower arrangements on window sills or bright light- the sun and heat will quickly wilt the flowers.

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7. Early morning is the best time to cut your fresh flowers. The flowers would have been exposed to cool night air and morning dew.

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8. Here is a great design rule from the florist: the height of the flowers should not exceed 1 1/2 times the height of the vase.

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I hope you have learned a new trick or two! Have a safe and happy 4th everyone!

3 comments

  1. Kelly – another tip. If you going to be gone for a long period of time (work, long weekend) place the vase with flowers in your refrigerator. When you come home pull them out. This will keep them fresh longer.

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