Keep Mother’s Day Flowers Looking Blooming Lovely

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 5, 2013

Mothers DayFlowers are a must for Mother’s Day and with a little bit of extra love and attention, they’ll continue to brighten up your Mum’s day long after Mothering Sunday.

To help your loved one keep their flowers looking lovely for longer, follow our helpful guide to caring for your Mother’s Day flowers.

Some things you may know ….

  • Use a clean vase, adding fresh water mixed with the proper flower food you will recieve with your gift.
  • Always keep the fresh water level high to promote long-lasting flowers.
  • Remove 2cm from the bottom of the stems using a sharp knife or scissors, cutting the stems at an angle to give the flowers a better chance of taking up water.
  • Avoid damaging or piercing stems with blunt scissors as this can destroy their water vessels and prevent water absorption.
  • Remove leaves that fall beneath the water line in your vase as these can promote the growth of bacteria and algae which can shorten the life of your flowers.
  • Every 3 days remove the flowers from the vase and re-cut the stems. Remove any dead or damaged blooms, or foliage that falls below the waterline.
  • Most flowers are best displayed away from direct sunlight and heating and away from cold draughts.
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… and some things you may not know!

  • Avoid placing fresh flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas. This is a colourless and odourless gas so it’s almost impossible to detect but it causes flowers to wilt, petals to drop and can even stop flowers blooming.
  • For flowers that have been arranged in floral foam, it is best not to remove the stems from the foam – simply add water and flower food into the container every 1 – 2 days and remove blooms as they fade.

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Charlotte Barnes

Post category: Care Tips, Interflora Flowers, Interflora Gifts, Knowledge, Mother's Day, Occasions  

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