SO YOU HAVE BEEN THE LUCKY RECEIVER OF AN EAST END FLOWER MARKET BOUQUET...SO HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER THEM?
First things first, you will beed a clean vase. It's very important that you put flowers into a clean vase to prevent bacteria from forming and affecting your fresh flowers.
Once you have selected the right size vase, you will need a sharp pair of scissors and cut each individual stem on a sharp angle. By cutting the stems on an angle you are allowing the stem a larger water intake area. It's important to use sharp scissors that slice through the stem rather than crushing as this will affect water absorption.
Change the water every second day and repeat above cutting process. By cutting the stems you are alloying water to pass through the flower's vessels which then pass nutrients through to the flowers bloom and makes them last longer.
We also recommend adding a few drops of bleach to the vase. By adding the bleach to the water it ensures that the water stays clear of bacteria which will affect the life of the flower. Please note that when we say a few drops of bleach we really only mean a few drops.
Always remove spent flowers so that the nutrients are not wasted on them and bypass straight to the healthy blooms. By doing these simple steps, you should see your flowers lasting between 1-3 weeks.