The feeling of being overwhelmed by happiness, gratitude, and excitement upon receiving a flower gift is something that you will remember if you’ve ever received one. A 10-month-long study explored the psychological effects of receiving a flower delivery on emotional well-being. Through observing the participants’ emotional reactions and behaviors to receiving flowers, researchers explored the relationship between flowers & life satisfaction. The results of the study showed that flowers have remarkable abilities to increase happiness and general emotional health.
This article will talk about how to take care of your flowers.
STEP 1: Remove any foliage that falls below the vase’s water level. If you leave this foliage on the stem, it will become brittle in the vase. Dirty vase water can produce ethylene which will lead to early flower mortality. Dirty vase water will also encourage the growth of bacteria and fungi, which can block the flower stems.
Gently take off all the leaves. Be careful not to scrape the stems. If the items are damaged or scraped, it will hinder water uptake. This is especially true when trying to remove thorns from roses. There are many hand-stripping tools available. Unfortunately, some can cause serious damage to the flower stem. For the removal of rose thorns/leaves, we recommend a soft, but durable glove. This will protect both your hands as well as the rose stem.
STEP 2: Involves rehydrating the flower
We previously recommended that all flower stems were given a fresh, 2-to-3 inch cut under running water. After that, the flowers should be transferred to a bucket with treated water.
Rose Bay florist recommends that flower stems should be cut in the air. You can increase water stress and decrease the longevity by putting off the fresh flower processing.
Never use scissors to cut flower stems. The two-bladed cut of scissors squeezes the stem, crushing the water-conducting vessels and xylem. The same applies to dull knives, clippers, or shears. All tools necessary for cutting flowers must remain sharp and should be sharpened regularly.
STEP 3: Decision time. If the flowers are intended to be stored for later use, they should first be placed in a solution made of cold water with floral preservative and then put in the refrigerator. If flowers are to be used right away or within 48-hours, they should first be placed in a solution with warm water and floral preservation for a minimum of two hours at room temperatures before being stored or arranged. The flowers need time to fully rehydrate, as well as absorb the ingredients and carbohydrates of the floral preservative. If the flowers are intended for an event, wedding, or another special occasion, they will need to be fully open within 48 hours.
STEP 4: If you want to prolong the vase life of your arrangements, it is a good idea to cut and rinse the stems once every three days.
Properly storing flowers in refrigeration is important at the commercial level. Refrigerating flowers at the proper temperature and humidity can increase vase life. It reduces respiration and reduces water loss. Refrigerating flowers helps preserve their peak by preventing further development, bud opening, and prolonging their life expectancy. The ideal temperature for most flowers is between 33°F and 35°F. Some flowers don’t need refrigeration. However, refrigeration can cause damage to many flowers.
Your flowers can be difficult to enjoy at home if they’re kept in a cold place. When your flowers are dry and ready to go ….., you can start enjoying them.