Vase flowers - Essential tips for choosing and keeping them fresh

Flowers can add beauty to the home. Whether you receive flowers from your loved ones or buy them yourself, they always need attention if you want them to last as long as posandble. If the flowers in the pots are strong enough, in the case of cut flowers and vases things are a little different. Bouquets of flowers in the vase wither quite quickly, but if you apply a few tricks and give them proper care, you can prolong their life. In this way you will enjoy pleasant looking flowers for a longer period of time and not just for two or three days.


Read on and discover some tips on how to choose and take care of bouquets of flowers from the vase so that they last for a long time.


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  1. What types of flowers last the longest in the vase
  2. How to prolong the life of flowers in a vase with effective care
  3. What details should you pay attention to when choosing a bouquet of fresh flowers

 

1. What types of flowers last the longest in the vase 

For starters, it's a good idea to know the essential information about the flowers you receive or buy. There are less resistant flowers, which wither faster, and more resistant flowers, which wither harder, as long as they have optimal conditions. Among the most resistant flowers are:


Hydrangeas 

Whether mixed with other types of flowers or alone, bouquets of hydrangeas is a good idea to give as a gift. In order to last as long as possible, the water in the vase must be changed daily. It is also recommended to spray with water on the flower petals. If it seems that the flowers do not absorb water even if you change it, you can try to cut a little from the stem. This helps them absorb water more easily and stay fresh.


Lilies  

These flowers come in a wide range of andzes and colors, being very reandstant. They are generally available all year round and stay in the vase for more than a week until they begin to show the first andgns of damage. To keep a bouquet of lilies intact for as long as posandble, you can buy one with buds and you will notice that as soon as it starts to bloom, it will create a divine atmosphere in the house.

gardenias 

There are some very fragrant flowers that immediately steal the attention of those around you. They can delight you with their enticing scent for a long time if you take into account an essential aspect. One important thing to know about gardenia is that it does not react well if you andt close to it and breathe. The breathed air favors the yellowing of the petals and the premature wilting of the flowers. So, the more you enjoy the scent of flowers from a distance, the more you will have them.


chrysanthemums

It comes in a variety of colors, but also differs depending on the shape of the petals. They are found everywhere, especially in autumn, being a seasonal flower. What is important to know is that the flowers last up to two weeks if you take care to give them what they need. The water is recommended to be changed every two days, and the chrysanthemums should not be kept in a place where they come in direct contact with sunlight. It is also necessary to be careful not to depoandt dust on the petals, as it is a harmful factor that leads to severe wilting in a short period of time.

Orchids 

Potted orchids are very hardy if treated properly. So no bouquets with orchids don't give up. The flowers can live for at least two weeks if they have enough water and light. The most reandstant varieties of orchids are anthurium si cymbidium and can last even a month. You should avoid expoandng them directly to the sun, but at the same time provide them with a sunny spot.

 

carnations  

These are certainly some of the most durable flowers for bouquets and come in a lot of colors to suit everyone's preferences. The lifespan of a vase can be as long as a month, if you provide them with the conditions they need. Flower water should be changed regularly and should be kept in a bright place, but away from direct contact with sunlight. Also, be careful to stay in a place away from heat, as high temperatures will contribute to the appearance of brown spots on the petals.


Tulips 

Although they are spring flowers, they can be found at other times of the year. Of all the flowers this season, bouquets of tulips lasts the longest in the vase. This longevity is due to the fact that they continue to grow even after being put in water. One important thing to know is that they have a special sensitivity to temperature. In this case, if you put them in a heated room, they will bloom and stay open. Otherwise, if kept in a cool place, they will remain closed.



roses 

These flowers are of many types and it is good to know that some are less resistant than others. Most of them bouquets of roses last a week if you change their water constantly and be careful not to feel large differences in temperature. If you want to enjoy the beauty and elegance of a bouquet for as many days as possible, it is necessary to find out about the type of roses you have. In this way, you will be able to give them the care they need and you will not contribute to their premature wilting. Of course, you can also opt for some cryogenic roses, which have a much longer lifespan, which you can read about here



These are the types of flowers that last the longest in the vase and are the most common in florists. When you choose to give such a thing cadou to someone, you can also consider the aspects presented above if you want that person to be able to enjoy the bouquet for as long as possible.

 

2. How to prolong the life of flowers in a vase with effective care 

The cut and vased flowers really have a shorter lifespan and no one wants to throw them away after two days. Therefore, it is good to be informed and to know all the tricks that you can apply to prolong the life of the received bouquets.


When you have a new bouquet of flowers, it is imperative to check if the vase you are going to use is clean. To make sure there are no traces of other flowers left or a large amount of dust has not been deposited, you can rinse the vase with water before using it again.


Once the vase is ready, it's time to fill it with water so that the flower stalks can absorb it effectively. Water should be changed as often as possible if you want the flowers to stay fresh for several days, because it is the main factor that keeps the plants alive. Therefore, it is important to keep it clean. The recommendation is to change it every 2 days, but this aspect also depends on the type of flowers. There are types of plants that need to be changed daily. Another commonly used way is to spray water on the flower petals.



If the bouquet of flowers is wrapped and tied, it is advisable to remove the package and cut the string with which they are tied. This way, you make sure that the flowers can draw the water they need. Also, before putting them in the vase, you can take each thread separately and refresh its stem. It is recommended to cut obliquely about 2 cm from the stem. When doing this, you should avoid breaking them and cutting them with scissors or a sharp knife. In addition, try to avoid contact with air during cutting and cut them under a stream of water or in a bowl of water. Contact with air can damage and wither quickly. When you change the water, you must wash the portion of the stem that was in the discarded water. This will prevent the stems from rotting quickly.

 

Flowers should not be crammed into vases. If you don't own one vaza spacious enough, you can split the bouquet in half and use two or you can get one suitable for the size of the bouquet. The more space they have, the longer they will last so you can enjoy them. The flower vase should be placed in a bright space, but away from direct contact with the sun and heat sources. The temperature in the room where the plants are kept must be optimal and not exceed 18 degrees Celsius. Daily ventilation of the room will also help maintain the freshness of the flowers.


Another aspect to pay attention to is not to let the leaves of the flowers fall into the water in the vase. If they come in contact with water, they can cause bacteria to become harmful to the flowers and make them sick. To avoid such situations, you should always make sure that the vase is clean and that there are no leaves, twigs or petals in the water.


A trick often used when flowers begin to show the first signs that they no longer have much to live for is to offer them sugar. A teaspoon of sugar placed in vase water will help the flowers come back to life for another period of time. This trick is very helpful especially because it can be used for any type of flower. In addition, sugar is helpful when you have blooming flowers and want to stimulate their flowering. In many cases, some bouquets come with a special preservative, and if not, it can be purchased from florists and poured into the water to keep the flowers fresh for many days.

3. What details should you pay attention to when choosing a bouquet of fresh flowers

When choosing a bouquet of flowers for yourself or someone else, it is good to analyze it. In order to ensure the longevity of flower bouquets as much as possible, it is important to pay attention to its details.


If the bouquet is composed of several types of flowers, try to document them. If you want flowers that last a long time, it is important that the bouquet does not consist of plants that wither quickly and others that are more resistant. Try to choose a bouquet with elements that have the same degree of resistance and require the same conditions of care. Also, pay attention to how each thread in the bouquet looks. In order not to make a short choice, make sure that the flowers do not show brown spots or signs of wilting from the moment they are in the store. Even if a certain thread is affected from the whole bouquet, it will favor the rapid wilting of the whole bouquet.


Flowers always need attention and proper care according to their needs. If you follow the tips above, you will surely enjoy fresh and lovely flowers for a long time.

 

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