If you saw my last post, you will remember that Valentine's Day was last Wednesday.
My nephew and his mother blessed our family with these beautiful roses! They are my favorite color!
My husband does not get me flowers. That is actually at my request. Over the past 20 years, we have honed our gift-giving skills-and flowers are not included on this list.
Flowers are beautiful and breathtaking, but they also wither fairly quickly. My personal thought is that they can be a waste of money. We occasionally have flowers in the house if we see them on clearance at our local grocery store. (Potted plants are great though!)
So when we get a chance to have fresh flowers in the house, I try my best to make them last as long as possible.
To keep your flowers just a bit longer, spray the blooms with a fine mist of water as you check the water level in their vase. I learned this trick at a professional bridal show when we were at a booth next to a professional florist.
Another tip is to try to not have any of the leaves touching the water. The leaves in the water seem to accelerate their decay.
This is usually my plan of action with flowers:
Trim foliage 3/4 up from the stem to keep it out of the vase water.
Trim stems to desired length under running water at a slight angle.
Add your preferred preservative to the water. I use quality essential oils and put a drop of lemon essential oil to the vase before filling it with water.
Spritz blooms with a fine mist of water. I try to do this daily, but I think every other day is acceptable.
These flowers were a gesture of appreciation and true love and I truly appreciate these roses and their givers.