Flowers are one of the timeless gifts you can give to a person. They are beautiful and always available, and you can give them on any occasion. But giving a rose bouquet in Singapore on Valentine’s day or sunflowers on birthdays is a waste of money since flowers will wilt in days.
But it is not true that flowers are useless gifts. Flowers convey messages. For example, if you give someone a sunflower bouquet in Singapore, you are telling them that you adore them. Flowers also reduce stress and spark creativity. There is also a way you can extend their blooms!
Here are some tips on how to take care of your flower bouquet:
1. REMOVE THEM FROM THE WRAP
As soon as you receive the flowers, you should unwrap them and put them in a vase. The wrap suffocates the flowers, so remove them carefully to ensure the blooms are not damaged.
2. PREPARE A VASE
The vase you will need depends on the length and volume of the flower. The vase must be half the flower’s height. Pick a round vase for the flowers with thick foliage and narrow stems. If the flowers are narrow, you can use a narrower vase.
After you decide which vase is appropriate for yourflower bouquets in Singapore, clean your chosen vase properly. Ensure no bacteria are lingering in the vase, as they make the flowers wilt much quicker. Air dry the vase instead of using a towel.
Once the vase is dry, fill two-thirds of the vase with clean lukewarm water.
3. TRIM THE VASE AND REMOVE THE FOLIAGE
Before putting your flowers into the vase with water, trim its stem first, not more than 3 cm from the bottom. Cut it at a 45-degree angle. Trimming helps the flower to absorb water more efficiently.
After trimming the bottom part of the stems, it is time to remove the flower’s foliage. Pluck the leaves that sit below the waterline. The leaves compete for nutrients with the flowers. Moreover, the soaked leaves create debris in the water and speed up bacteria growth.
4. FLOWER FOOD AND WATER
You can add flower food or sugar and bleach to the water. Flower food is available at your floral shop. You can also use homemade flower food by mixing sugar and bleach.
Change the water of your rose bouquet in Singapore every two days. Although flowers love clean water, you must also let them absorb the nutrients from the water for a while.
5. PLACE IN AN OPTIMUM ENVIRONMENT
Never place your flowers under direct sunlight or near heat sources, such as your AC vent or fireplaces. You can keep them near the window under a shade so they can still get a decent amount of sunlight.
Avoid putting them near vegetables and fruits. Fruits, especially apples, emit ethylene gas which speeds up the wilting of the flowers.
It is indeed easier to take care of balloon flowers than real flowers; however, a balloon flower bouquet will never surpass the beauty of a real flower. So you might as well receive a rose and take care of them using these tips.
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