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Make Cut Flowers Last Longer – Presented By Avas Flowers

on September 13, 2013

Avas Flowers offers you some basic techniques to make your cut flowers last longer.

1. Pick your flowers in the early morning or evening with buds just starting to open.

2. Cut stems at the desired length on a diagonal to increase the area for water uptake.

3. Put the cut stems immediately into a basket of tepid water. This is to prevent the cut end from sealing. A sealed end means the flower cannot take up water.

4. Before putting flowers into a vase remove any leaves that would be underwater when put in vase.

5. Transfer the flowers to vase filled with lukewarm water to a height of halfway up the stems.

6. Add some additives to the water, if you don’t have professional flower food these common household items are an alternative. One teaspoon of sugar for food and one quarter teaspoon of bleach to inhibit bacterial growth. However, the most important thing to do is to change the water every two days.

7. Keep the flowers out of direct sunlight and away from fruit. Fruit emits ethylene gas which will promote wilting.

We at Avas Flowers hope that these simple tips will help you enjoy your cut flowers for a longer period.

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