Care of Cut Flowers
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Care of Cut FlowersYour care helps flowers last longer
Because they are living things, cut flowers are sensitive to their environment. Cool temperatures and an optimum supply of water will extend their life and beauty. If you bring your flowers home in a car, be sure they are not in a sunny spot. At home, do not keep them near a heater nor in direct sunlight.
Recut the stem under water to ensure maximum flower life
Make sure the container is clean and remove any foliage that will be below the water level. Recut the stems at an angle. Making the cuts while holding the stems below the water level in a basin of cool water will prevent the stem from drawing in air and so allow an uninterrupted supply of water.
Use distilled, or properly conditioned water to make a major contribution to long-lived floral arrangements
Alkaline water, such as tap water, does not move readily through cut flower stems and can substantially reduce vase life. This problem may be overcome by using distilled or de-ionized water, by acidifying the water with a commercial flower preservative which usually contain enough acid to condition most hard water, or by the conditioning suggested below.
Homemade conditioning and nutrients work well
A homemade solution may be made from 3 parts warm water and 1 part lemon-lime soda. Do not use diet drinks or cola. Add 1/4 tsp. bleach per quart of water. Two tablespoons of Real Lemon lemon juice will also balance alkalinity. Use 2 Tbs. of bottled 'Real Lemon' lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon sugar and 1/4 tsp. of bleach to a quart of warm water. The bleach prevents any growth of bacteria. Add 1/4 tsp. of bleach every 4 days, or change the water and solution completely.
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