Fresh cut flowers can add life to both homes and workplaces. A little bit of care though is needed on your part to make them last longer. The first thing that you need to do with these flowers is to submerse them in water for a few minutes, as soon as you unwrap their packaging. This helps them to have a longer shelf life than usual. This way your fresh cut flowers will heave a sigh of relief after being released from the often air-restricting gift wrapping all around.
In order to make your cut flowers last longer, cut their stems at an angle of about 45 degrees. This slant ensures that the water is drawn till the tip of the flowers through the stem. Take care not to crowd your fresh cut flowers in a vase with a restricted neck. The stems need some space in between them for it helps each one of them get the moisture they need.
You must also make sure that you keep your flowers away from sources of heat such as direct sunlight. If you find the water in the fresh cut flowers vase getting cloudy, you will need to add a few drops of bleach to ensure which prevents harmful bacterial growth. You must also take care not to place certain types of fruits near your flowers. Bananas for instance are known to make them wilt faster than usual, one of the reasons being that they attract tiny mites that harm the flowers.
When decorating your home with fresh cut flowers you should ideally pick a vase that matches your table shape. A square vase to a square table or a round vase to a round table is what will give that harmonious and elegant look to your home.
Go ahead and get those lovely flowers to grace your home!